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By Michelina Docimo Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Johnathan Swift Today, I received a piece of advice that was simple, direct, and clear – “Focus.” He asked me, “where is your head?”  On top of my neck, I replied facetiously.  ”And what is inside of it?” he inquired further. [...]

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By Michelina Docimo Nailbiting.  Watching Black Swan, perched at the edge of my seat, my emotions kept pendulating from beauty to brutal.  Natalie Portman’s character, Nina, is after perfection.  Reared and smothered by her single, unrealized ballet dancer mother, Nina is cloistered in her pink frilly bedroom, detached from NYC life.  A people-pleaser, Nina can [...]

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By Michelina Docimo Hopefully, you have mastered the craft of recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum cans and are now ready to advance your pursuits by tackling those miscellaneous things we use everyday, like toothbrushes, phones, and clothes.  You may first think this is extreme – recycling toothbrushes –  who has time to do that!  Going [...]

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Green Question Mark

By Michelina Docimo It’s the morning after Valentine’s Day and this is a loaded question.  For some it may be rosier, for others back to drab gray.   This may be a good time to consider what is the meaning of true love?  So many definitions of love, literal and metaphorical, yet it remains mystifying [...]

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By Michelina Docimo Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath. ~ Eve Glicksman When I started Myartobiography, I included a few pieces that didn’t make the cut because I felt there was still something there.  I thought about the time that [...]

Solarplate print by Melanie Rice. Solarplate printing is a greener printmaking method.  Antique lantern with CFL lightbulb.

Space, Materials, & Process: Tips on Greening Art By Michelina Docimo Great art picks up where nature ends.  ~Marc Chagall Art is a process – creative, thoughtful, pedagogical, scientific, chemical, and natural.  Often we think of artists painting happy plein air landscapes at an easel or spinning clay concentrated over a potter’s wheel.  But just [...]