Jamie Hansen: Everything sounds better with music.
Central Presbyterian Church has been an anchor for me and my family since we arrived in Anderson last year. I'm celebrating this beautiful building and the inspiring mission inside its walls with this watercolor and ink on yupo paper.
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What is it that you want? Where do you want to go? Create a plan, make a map, dream big, and go there. Set your intentions high. Be kind, be patient, be giving, and be in love. But also be daring, be disciplined, and be driven. I took a chance when I walked in the arts center and asked to show my art there. I was so delighted that my daring resulted in my first art show in Anderson, SC.
What an amazing opportunity it has been to show at the Anderson Arts Center! Many of the works there will be returning to my studio next week. A few of the largest pieces have been purchased and will be hanging around Anderson.
There are no maps to follow as I go; I am drawing my own. On my map, there is not an “x-marks-the-spot” - no ultimate destination. There is only a series of amazing discoveries and treasures to find as I journey. Thank you for following along on my journey!
I am a greyscale version of myself when I cannot create. I am called to create because when I do not, I feel less whole.
I can create images to describe the dreams of my friends, family, and myself. I create bright images to lift the darkness of grief. Sometimes I create images because I can't find words that would detail the darkest places in my mind.
I create to see the joy in my community; I create because it delights me. Creating is my expression of hope: I want to make images and ideas that will outlive me. I want to take a tiny piece of my soul - a prayer whispered without words - and I want to send it out into the world to speak for me.