MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Be Part Of The Heart Of PSNC
We’re not the Pastel Society of North Carolina without you! Your energy, ideas, interests and art are us. Promoting your work and furthering your education in soft pastels is our mission statement. Next year is PSNC’s turn to host the statewide show. Statewide 2024 could be your year to shine!
Some of us have limited time in the studio given all that life throws at us, every day seems daunting. While fighting “busy” we also need to be “centered” to produce art. Art comes from the core of us artists – what we see inspires us and what we feel is our guide. It’s what makes us artists. We are mirrors of the world and of our interior world. That’s why I’ve decided to give you a heads-up for the Statewide Show in June 2024.
If you’re like me, family, house, gardens, pets, plants and cooking consume every day. My studio, I built myself out of old windows and doors, is behind our house — it’s not far away though sometimes it seems a thousand miles. What’s that old saying about a journey – “a journey begins with a single step.” It does, you know.
Of course, I have your interest in mind, though I know when we encourage someone else, we are listening to ourselves say the words! I encourage you to step into your personal space and get into yourself, or indulge in the pleasure of colors, textures and values. The natural world is eye candy for us artists especially this time of year. It’s how you see that is at the heart of Statewide’s theme “From the Mountains to the Sea.”
On your way, consider the PSNC officers and committee chairs who are working behind the scenes for you. Join us at the helm! We’d like to hear your ideas, what excites you, and what you hope to receive — and give — to PSNC. For those who have ideas, please contact me to see how you can Be Part of the Heart of PSNC.
Our mission is to provide members with opportunities to learn and show. We Board Officers and Committee Chairs offer our energies for your benefit. Sounds corny perhaps, though we really do! Sharing your time, talents and energies benefits everyone. It propels you from a passive to an active member — and you’ll find the energy “three times three comes back to thee.”