Elsah Cort 🌀 Artist

claiming the life of an artist…


Never have I felt connected to the title “artist” or used it as a way to describe me.

I have been known to make stuff.

I have made an series of 64 collage cards with poetry for each one, this was first begun twelve years ago (they await a complete re-design in form, size and maybe even words.)  This card collection has been known as The Other Shore.

I have made mandalas, hundreds of them, with watercolor pencils and metallic gel pens. They came from meditative practices learned long ago. I don’t call the mandalas art, but rather a high form of doodling. I mostly love the process of the mandala-making with no real attachment to the result.

I have made photographs, also hundreds of them, now thirty years past.  After at least seven years of being buried in boxes in a niche under my stairs, the photographs are scattered all over the table in the living room.  I have awakened them to introduce the negatives to a new scanner that  is supposed to bring them to life in the digital world.

Re-making, re-thinking, re-vising—a RE-DO of all of it—is in the works.

Oh, and I now make blogs.  Several, in fact, for me and all the spokes in the wheel of my life.
I am consulting with other artists to give them a jump start in the blogging world.

I am emerging as artist.

(Please, forgive this boring, mundane post. This is the way things are at the moment.)

3 comments on “claiming the life of an artist…

  1. nancy
    July 1, 2009

    I sense the quiet, contemplative voice in your comments about being an artist. It’s who you are. It’s in every fiber of your being. It’s in every breath you take. Bravo! I will return to read more. I like what you write.

  2. nancy
    July 1, 2009

    I know an artist who suffered with breast cancer and its afteraffects. She did fabulous painted mandalas to help with her healing. I truly believe art heals.

  3. thedeeperwell
    July 5, 2009

    Thank you Nancy, for your kind comments and for letting me know that someone is actually reading this blog from time to time besides myself.

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