Rosie Huart

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Beginning: Entering the Blank Page

Posted by Rosie Huart on July 4, 2009 at 8:38 AM Comments comments (1)

In the week long workshop at the 2009 Calligraphy Conference one of the exercises was to section a sheet of black Arches text wove into 6 different grids.  The paper was then enhanced with different marks by utilizing a variety of writing instruments.  It was made into a decorative box to hold our Book of Days.

A participant's sheet of Arches black text wove paper with grid is marked for Box of Days.

Preparation Sheet for Book of Days Box

Posted by Rosie Huart on July 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM Comments comments (1)

This sheet of paper was divided into 6 grids and designed to be a box for an accordian book titled Book of Days.  Each day we incorporated thoughts to remember, quotes or personal notes.

Steven Skaggs Workshop in Michigan

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 16, 2009 at 8:32 AM Comments comments (0)

Several artists from Ohio and Michigan gathered in Roseville, Michigan, for a weeklong workshop in May lead by renowned Louisville calligrapher and artist, Steven Skaggs.  Several exercises in the class connected the spirituality and art of each artist.

This is the background preparation ready for Jeannette Green's next step.

Millie Jarka's piece exhibits ways to manipulate pen strokes.

Renee Jarmolowicz's exercise in emotional contrast.

Rosie Huart's demonstration of emotional contrast.

Maria Stein Spirit of Creativity Retreat

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Prayer beads were made from fabric, beads and waxed linen thread along with our own personal projects.  Throughout the weekend we gathered around a beautiful plant garden to share thoughts and ideas that stirred our spirit. There is a labyrith on the property, beautiful gardens and running water over a rock garden.

Red Paper Series

Posted by Rosie Huart on April 15, 2009 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently Rosie taught a class to people who have experienced life altering illnesses.  They were asked who they are and what brought them here.  Several people voiced their belief how art plays a role in therapy and healing.  Rosie demonstrated how to make 'prayer tags with affirmations.'  It was a very powerful experience.  The Red Paper Series was born in 2003 after a gallery member lost her life to cancer.  In 1917 an American author, Theodore Dreiser stated, "Art is the stored honey of the soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.  Trish McKinney, president of the art center is quoted, "The heart of this program are the artists who give their many talents to the community --- the soul of this program are the participants.  The true gift comes from the connections between the two."