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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/09/23

STATUS: We are closed through Friday due to rain. Next open shoot is Saturday night, but due to Mardi Gras parades in the area, you may find it difficult to get to the studio over the weekend.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Email: gcsartno@aol.com
Twitter: @GreyCrossStudio
Send text messages to 504-874-2908, Instagram @GreyCrossStudios, Twitter @GreyCrossStudio, Facebook Grey Anatoli Cross

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cathartic Artistry

ca·thar·tic
kəˈTHärdik/
adjective
1.
providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.


Art can be very cathartic for the artist. Tonight I stand before an 8 foot high canvas, lit brightly but with darkness pooled beyond the lights. The music is gentle and soothing to the spirit while I work slowly one brush stroke at a time. I hurt tonight. My body is reminding me that I am still not in the best of health and I find it hard to grasp the brush at times or keep my arms locked in position as I work. It leaves my emotions feeling a bit rough and scarred as I try to find balance while buffeted by emotions but I find relief in the smell of the paint, the carefully laid out lines of color before me, the free range of my imagination as I envision the steps to complete this creation.

For some moments I consider just setting aside the brush for the night and heading for bed, but I continue. I'm stubborn. I ride the waves of the act of creation, refusing to fall. There is relief in this defiance and I continue deep into the night.

~Grey~


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