Friday, July 29, 2022

Upcoming Abstractionistas Exhibition: Paper

Exhibition news: 

"Paper" is an exhibition by the Scottish women's art collective, the Abstractionistas, featuring works by artists, Megan Chapman: Abstract PainterJudith Shaylor Art, and Susan Elizabeth Wilson.

The Pop-Up show is open to the public from 11-4 pm on the 12th, 13th and 14th of August at the Granton:hub, Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1HS. The artists will have a public reception on Saturday the 13th from 2-4 pm. Join us! 

Until next week, I hope you are well, happy, and inspired. 

Friday, July 22, 2022

Permission granted

Today I thought I might share a bit of an old-school-style post. Back when I first started this blog, I gave a lot of tips and shared the processes I followed for getting into galleries, setting up exhibitions, and just coming to terms with being an artist in general.

First of all, here's a permission slip. Feel free to add to it - because as long as you are not hurting yourself or someone else - you have permission. Go express yourself!

Okay with permission now granted, let's listen to a couple of clips about creativity.

And here's another sort of permission slip if you still need one. This is my favourite from Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse.

And this is where I leave you. Move forward, take a risk - we need YOU and YOUR work - not their work, not her work or his work, we need you...

It's not easy - it's actually really fucking hard but it is important work. 
I'll see you there.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Could I tell you anything more?

Could I tell you anything more
mixed media on 200gsm acid-free paper
©2020 Megan Chapman

What can I tell you now?

I am grateful for the flowers and the honest conversations. 
I am grateful for bowls of soup served on the tables of friends.
I am grateful for the "Just checking in..." and "Hows you?" lighting up my phone. 
I am grateful for the sounds of nature: birdsong, wind, and waves. 
I am grateful for dreams, new ideas, and laughter. 
I am grateful for the tall grass as it dances. 

Oh, what a beautiful world. 

Thank you sun, moon, stars, and music. 
Thank you art, film, and culture. 

Alchemy, magic, and mystery. 

Thank you.

Friday, July 8, 2022

The same old things

I don't want to talk about the same old things. 

I don't want to think about the same old things. 

I don't want to make the same old things. 

I just want to lose myself in the light. 

Oh and this is happening soon...

Until next week, go outside if you can.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Here we go

1 July 2022

It's officially summer. I officially want to enjoy it.

The news of the world is too much.

I can still officially enjoy summer while keeping my eye on the world.

I can still move forward in my art and life while enjoying summer.

So, here we go.

And as always, fight the power!