Life Is Short, Art Long

“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgement difficult.” — Hippocrates (460-400 B.C.) As the King of Siam once sang, “It’s a puzzlement!” I’ve worked my way through “puzzlements” in the past, but this one is so close to my heart that I’ve had more difficulty. I’m a born entrepreneur. Over the years, I have started and run several businesses. When other kids … Continue reading Life Is Short, Art Long

Choosing Life and Bending the Paint

An artist can find inspiration almost anywhere. And ours is not to question from whence or why. When I started painting back in the 1980s in Massachusetts, I put together whatever I had handy for my pastel still lifes. In this case, some of my undies. Don’t worry – this is as racy as it got. Who knows why we paint or create what we … Continue reading Choosing Life and Bending the Paint

Declaring What’s Yours – and Important

“Well, All Right, Okay, You Win” from The Colors of Jazz collection ©2020, Molly Larson Cook Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas 30″ x 24″   Making art is many things to many people.  Some of us work at realism.  Some of us work at landscapes.  Some of us paint bowls of fruit or flowers.  Some of us work with wood or metal or clay.  Some of … Continue reading Declaring What’s Yours – and Important

You Don’t Have to Sing, You Don’t Have to Dance…

  Alley art in my new town… Lots of art and artists in this place! Time flies when you’re making a major move, and it’s now been a month since I last posted here.  But the move from Mexico up the Pacific coast to Oregon has gone well, all things considered, and I’ll be unpacking my art supplies and tools soon in my first dedicated … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Sing, You Don’t Have to Dance…

Bringing Your Whole Heart Home

Pen, ink and watercolor, 2013, Molly Larson Cook  Forgive me, but today’s post is somewhat more personal than most of what you’ve seen here.  It comes in part as a response to a recent health issue – nothing serious but painful day in and day out. Oddly enough, it also comes after receiving a particularly fine award and publication for my poetry, a gift I’ve … Continue reading Bringing Your Whole Heart Home