Painting and the Art of the Common Cold


Hanging “The Edge of Reason” by Michele Bledsoe for SPINELESS: The Invertebrate Art Show

I have had a cold for the past couple of days.
The first time I’ve been sick in years.
There is a roll of toilet paper
next to my easel
so I can blow my nose
in between brush strokes.

The desire to paint is irresistible..
and art is good medicine.

Chemical Reactions and the Art of Connection


Kingdom by Michele Bledsoe


When you connect with a piece of art

you know it.

It is a startling revelation..


and immediate.

Like a chemical reaction

between two powerful elements..

when it happens

you are changed forever.