Here I am again, I’ve been traveling down this road for so long now, and once again another fork in the road. What is this life other than a labyrinth that we must travel, at the end of which we leave this world. I stand still in the middle of a quiet road and simply observe the roads that split off and wonder where … Read More The fork in the road.
If you happen to wake up and realize that your shell is cracking and little shoots are growing out of the cracks, then just Be, and bloom where you are planted. Unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it cannot bear fruit. Be fruitful and multiply, It’s your birthright. Wherever you started is immaterial, but where you want to go is all … Read More Bloom where you are planted.
Recently I had the great privilege of being a guest lecturer in a philosophy class at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My good friend Dr. Jean Dimock, the professor who teaches this class, asked if I would be a guest lecturer and speak about how art plays a roll in the world as it is perceived philosophically. It has been … Read More How to Unblock Your Creativity!
I first discovered Philippe Lejeune by total chance. I had completed a photo shoot with John Pitocco, (www.johnpitocco.com), and some photos were taken in front of a mostly demolished building in Providence, RI. Someone on Facebook pointed out that the artwork behind my photo was created by Philippe Lejeune. So of course, fate has brought a meeting between us. (And I got the chance … Read More My first visit with Philippe Lejeune, an artist and a visionary!
This interview is the next installment in the Sarah Hale Folger Video Project. The SHF Video Project is a series of conversational interviews with extraordinary people in the arts & culture world, as well as the business world, and my goal is to bring wonderful stories of these interesting people to you. My hope is to find where the magic comes from in these … Read More My Interview with Trumpeter Doug Woolverton: Video Included
I know it has been a while since I have followed up my last blog, “So you want to be an artist?” Well, the truth is, I’ve been extraordinarily busy taking my own advise and have carved out some space for one of my own art practices. This has been very invigorating. More about that another time! In the meantime, I have been all … Read More How to become an artist, Step 2
I was the Executive Director for nearly 6 years of a non-profit arts organization. It was a membership based organization and we had anywhere from 12-16 shows per year as well as the largest fine arts festival in New England. Needless to say, I met hundreds and perhaps thousands of artists over the years. Prior to working in this non-profit, I worked for, for-profit … Read More So You Want To Be An Artist? Let’s Get Started! Step 1
This is Part 2, and the final video of my conversation with Umberto Crenca, Bert, from AS220. One thing missing from my videos of my time spent with Bert, was our conversing about his music. Bert and his wife and friends also like making music together in a group called Monkey Head. While meandering around his music studio Bert played a couple of his … Read More Part 2 of my Conversation with RI Art Icon, Umberto Crenca.
The Sarah Hale Folger Project seeks to inspire greatness in humanity by sharing inspiring stories with the world. Please contact me here on my blog or through my website at http://www.SarahHaleFolger.com Sarah Hale Folger is a Creative Consultant, Blogger, Artist & Singer. PLEASE make sure to subscribe to my blog today so you never miss the next thing happening in the world the way I see … Read More YOU (a poem for my daughters)
The arts in any culture are what bind people together. You don’t even have to like someones art to engage in looking at it and or experiencing it. The arts are so vast in expression and form that without some people even knowing it, they are actually artists themselves. Art is painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, music, theater, film, dance, literature and more. Even the intentional … Read More Why art is the cure for what ails us.
I love Einstein! In fact I admire his tenacity so much that he is one of my top picks for people from history who have inspired me. I painted this portrait of him in my quest to create portraits of people who have motivated me to move out of my stagnancy into striving towards my passions. Why did I paint it like this? … Read More Cultivate your inner genius!