The time has really come for me to talk about my muse and friend the owl. Which owl would that be? All owls inspire me and infuse me with an energy that empowers me just by being in their presence, but the one that stands out the most is the great horned owl. If you have been a reader of my blogs, you know … Read More My Muse and friend the Owl
About a month or so ago I was struggling with something and I felt the weight of it deep within my soul. When I woke up I decided to just paint and see what came out of me. As I began with charcoal I just covered the canvas with black and rubbed my hands through it and sprayed water on it until I felt … Read More Girl on a path.
I want to tell you a story from my early days. It’s been coming to my mind for several days now as I am still on track for making the most out of everything. Life is really short folks, we all know this by now. So I want to share a lesson I learned many years ago that I hope will inspire you to … Read More When you get the chance to, jump! It just may change your life.
via Daily Prompt: Cherish There comes a certain age when it is easy to let go of your dreams and to just accept what your life has become by force- the force of nature, the force of time and circumstances. When did it all get washed away?Â When did you change your mind?Â Was there a burial after the death of your ambition?Â No, most likely … Read More Cherish Your Dreams!
Tis true, we come into this world naked and screaming, the shock of leaving a warm and rhythmic womb and suddenly being squeezed through a porthole into this world we call our reality, must have been shocking to say the very least.Â What secrets had we beheld prior to entering this life, we simply cannot remember. The first several years of our life we … Read More To see like a child….
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.Â It has been … Read More How to Unblock Your Creativity!
Another day has risen and it falls to me to wake up to greet this morning. Â I don’t know about you, but finding ways to stay optimistic and upbeat in a world so torn by politics, war, and mayhem, is quite a challenge. Â For me, I take my breaks from the news, but am drawn back into it so that I have a handle … Read More Lessons from this Sunrise!
I first discovered Philippe Lejeune by total chance. Â 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. Â 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!
Today would have been my brother Barney’s 55th birthday. Â This picture was the last time I saw him in Cincinnati in the late 90’s. Â Barney was a photographer, jewelry designer and an actor and he worked other jobs as well landscaping and the restaurant business to name a few. We were the youngest of 5 children, 4 brothers then me. Â (Ted, Mike, Jeremy) Barney … Read More Ode to Barney Hale Folger
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. Â 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! Â 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. Â 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