|Artist, Business Woman, Author-Gloria Vanderbilt in her 80s|
|Self-Portrait of GV by GV|
|Gloria Vanderbilt in her 20s|
Visitors meander through quarries where works of the 19th century's greatest artists convey the shimmering Mediterranean from the Spanish border to the Italian Riviera. “Monet, Renoir, Chagall” runs through January 2014. Recharge your own way of seeing and being: (here)
Creativity is the heart of the Universe. International education guru, Sir Ken Robinson, said: "Creativity is as important as literacy. Imagination is the source of every achievement. And we are systematically jeopardizing the way we educate our children and ourselves.”
G.V. paints, creates collages and dream boxes, authors books. She produces like a mad genie with no 'off' switch, and materializes loves like a goddess. Beneath the romantic bohemian chic...“I had an image of myself that at my core there was a rock-hard diamond that nothing could get at, nothing could crack it." Artists resist being labeled and shrink-wrapped. Chagall said his art was sometimes a way to resist his own pain.
G.V. says that her greatest beauty secrets are that she’s always in love; and that she has a lifelong built-in instinct for keeping her spirit clear. "Believing it, trusting it, creates the kind of energy that makes it succeed. I have a tremendous appetite for life, many loves. I always feel that something wonderful is going to happen. And it does.“
“You must have great, secret, big fat hopes for your self in love and in life. The bigger, the better.” Off to find my paints. Les Baux-de-Provence: (here). Gloria Vanderbilt's Fine Art website: (here) Happy, happy weekend!