One of my favorite paintings at “Her Paris.”
Cecilia Beaux, Child with Nurse, 1984.
At the end of November we focus on gratitude, so why not be appreciative all month long? If you are aware, you can find things all around that you can bless.
This week I visited an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, and besides the inspiration of the art, I found myself in awe of the artists highlighted in “Her Paris.” These women did not have an easy time. They were not allowed in the art academies, as those establishments were exclusively for men. One woman disguised herself as a man in order to attend. Another woman had to go to the police department and obtain permission to dress as a man so she could paint outdoors. At that time, the law would not allow women to be in public without an escort.
Times have changed, and we have the strong, determined women of the late 1800s (among others) to thank for it. So ladies, next time you walk outside all alone, remember we did not always have that freedom. And men, when you see an interesting woman who you can approach and talk to, know it was the women of the past who opened that door.
In Gratitude for You,
Holiday Party, Pot Luck – December 21, 6pm
Bring friends, family and your favorite dish.