Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Art Inspiration: The Knights of the Round Table

 "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

- Audrey Hepburn

According to an old British legend, King Arthur created a round table to seat his knights.  Arthur wanted for all of his knights to know that they were all equaly important to him.  The act of creating the table was a symbolic reminder of how they wanted for their community to be structured without heirarchy.

Inspired by this idea I painted a table that now sits at the center of Studio Alchemy

For me this table symbolically represents how our art community here welcomes everyone as equals.  Each person has something important to say through the symbolic language of their artwork.  

I had members of our art community trace their handprints onto the table.

Next I asked them what their favorite symbols were.  I painted those symbols into the center of their handprints.

Now we have a centerpiece for our community that we can enjoy when we gather together for years to come!  

Hear the full story on the latest episode of The Alchemy of Art Podcast
Available on iTunes or any podcast platform.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Alchemy of Art Episode 78 The Knights of the Round Table


Today’s episode of the Alchemy of Art podcast features a chat about how to build community and incorporate others into your creative projects inspired by the knights of the round table!

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we chat about the creative process and philosophy.  Each episode includes stories, dreams and reflections to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Vita, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at https://studioalchemy.art/. Take online creativity classes at:  https://the-alchemy-of-painting.teachable.com/courses  Read or listen to the book, “Start Selling Your Art: A Guide to Starting an Art Business” on Amazon and Audible.