Beth Markel


Art Journaling & looking for inspiration…

Posted on December 27, 2013 by Beth Markel

As the year comes to a close, I was recently asked how my journaling was going, as in the past it has come in fits and starts.  For a very long time I’ve kept a sort of “notebook” full of drawings, watercolors, pencil sketches, doodles, and photographs, but never called this a “journal.”  This year, […]



Posted on December 12, 2013 by Beth Markel

With Christmas approaching at the speed of a racing freight-train, it’s easy to become distracted, easy to set aside projects that are frustrating (OK, that may just be me), and easy to by-pass moments of inspiration. This entire year I’ve purposefully LOOKED for inspiration each day.  Sometimes it’s easy, especially when you’re watching the spring […]


What is Art? Part II

Posted on December 3, 2013 by Beth Markel

I have had so many conversations and emails regarding “What is Art” I thought I would continue the dialogue.  A talented graphic artist told me the other day, “I hate modern art.  It doesn’t have any meaning!” and the same afternoon another artist told me that, “Modern art expresses emotion on a gut level, and […]