I’ve just spent this beautiful sunny Sunday, running and painting (see my previous post about those two things - I’m hoping to do a half marathon this year). And while I run, or paint, I often listen to the Jealous Curator podcasts. I highly recommend these for inspiration, art, humor, and learning about all types of creative people.
Most recently I listened to Danielle and her mom, Judi. It was a wonderful conversation about Judi’s life in art and made me wish I had my mom to chat with. Or my grandmother or, my great grandmother. They all were practicing artists and fortunately, I surrounded in my home with the beautiful work they made throughout their lives. I also have a few of their art books from art school- including one from my great-grandmother (who I am named after) and it has her fabulous signature.
I am lucky to have such wonderful art, ephemera and inspiration from these amazing women: Grace Cosgrove Gale, Sarah Gale Barnes, Gale Barnes Schlitt everyday in my life. And even though they never met them, somehow by having their work around I know that they are a part of my children's lives as well. And yes, my daughter, Frances Gale, definitely has a good eye for art and design to carry on the tradition of creativity in our family.