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Hello Friends!

Can you believe it! We made it to 2021!

For many of us, 2020 was a particularly rough year! We lost friends and family due to the pandemic and were not able to console them in person.

There was civil unrest in many places! At home in Philly, there were several days where all you could hear were helicopters, news of protests, looting and violence!

Our routines changed! Many of us lost our jobs! I personally lost a job that i truly loved and had worked at for 15+ years!

We miss our friends and family, museums and galleries, restaurants and our favorite shops!

At times its even been a daily battle just to get up and face the day!

I and many others fought our way through 2020! I used weapons of creativity, inspiration and hope! And with my art i battled my sadness, fear and anxiety!

For this week’s post I wanted to share some of the work I completed this past year! There’s a lot so let’s get started! 🙂

My first series of work are my reinterpretations of various pieces from admired artists that have passed. Because I was unable to go to art museums, I wanted my favorite pieces at home with me! Top 3 artists – Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh. Middle Row artists – Egon Schiele, Jean Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt. Bottom Row artists – Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat.
One of my favorite things to do is to draw portraits! Here are some I did in 2020!
My first major art commission! Mi amor Frida Kahlo ♡
This year I also ventured into collage art!
My favorite art styles/eras are Baroque, Surrealism and Renaissance. These are some of my pieces that focus on these styles/eras!

I think we all came out of 2020 with several battle scars, some more than others but no matter what, one day at a time I will continue to fight!

Remembering in my heart that some days will be harder than most to get through and on those days it’s ok to take a moment to breathe and perhaps not do anything at all.

Here’s to 2021! To not giving up! To light and love! For the people and fierce warriors on the front lines! Always for art and inspiration! And most importantly, here’s to hope! Hope for you all to have a year, a month, a week, a day and thousands of moments filled with peace, love, health and tons of inspiration! ♡

Cheers Friends! Thanks so much for checking out Memento Vivere Vignettes!

Memento Vivere! ” Remember to live ”

Oh here’s a couple last notes! 😉

By angelpunk1

Art is my oxygen and to be an artist is to live. Join me on my artistic journey! I hope to inspire you with my work, to live in the moment and to always follow your heart wherever it takes you! Memento Vivere! Remember to Live!

2 replies on “#SlayInspireCreate”

You were/are incredibly productive! Your 2020 work is an amazing collection. I look forward to seeing your 2021 art!

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