art,  local

Commitment to Creativity

Last Friday, I attended an opening reception at Absolutely Art for the mixed media work of Madison artist Juliette Crane. Juliette is one of those people who radiate creativity. I first met her at the Wisconsin Book Festival a few years ago, when she was taking a break from art. Well, she’s since gotten back into it, in a big way. In less than two years, she’s created a vibrant and prolific portfolio of works in her unique, whimsical style. She’s happy to share her process, too. She teaches and often writes about the ideas and techniques behind her artwork on her blog. Do you ever have one of those days when you’re starving for inspiration? I have them often. Stopping by Juliette’s blog always breathes new life into my commitment to living creatively.

If you live in the area, you can pop into Absolutely Art on Madison’s near east side anytime during the month of January to see Juliette’s work in person. For those of you who live far away, here are some examples of the pieces being shown, with links to  the gallery’s website. More of Juliette’s original artwork, as well as prints, cards, and jewelry, can be found at her Etsy shop.

Artwork and photos shown here are copyrighted, and provided courtesy of Juliette Crane and Absolutely Art.