Judy's Journal Index


   

2017

 

November

“Donald Murray’s Legacy”

October

GASP!

September

“It must be so relaxing.”

July/August

Seidman Cancer Center and Art

June

Ice and Wind: Mother Nature Speaks (Again)

May

Creating an Environment for Living

April

Art as a Shield

March

Inspiration

February

Alternative Venues for Artists and Poets

January

A Restaurant with Something Extra

   

2016

 

December

2016 – December Tribute to Josephine Ferrara Schifferle (1916-1989)

November

What’s so great about “Night Watch”?

October

Massasoit, Metacom and Stanley Kunitz

September

Josephine Baker Makes an Appearance

August

Traveling On

July

Tourist or Traveler?

June

The Peabody Essex Museum and Amsterdam

May

Interior

April

Feeling Sympathetic Vibrations While Reading a Book

March

Crawling Under the Barbed Wire

February

Tchaikovsky and His Boundless Bliss

January

Words to Create By - A Monthly Series

   

2015

 

December

The Red Binder: A Look at Obsession

November

Giving Yourself Assignments

October

Daily Rituals

September

“Where’s Papa going with that ax?”

August

Coloring Books for Grown-ups

July

A Kernel Waiting: The Creative Process

June

About Gallery Chapter 9

May

The little O, the earth: Travel Journals, Art & Poems

April

Destinations

March

“Taking Pärt in Music”

February

ANNIVERSARY

January

What I Love about Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979)

   

2014

 

December

Poems by Judith Ferrara; Lessons from Stanley Kunitz

November

How to “Own” an Artwork

October

The Urge

September

A Woman’s Notebook

August

120th Blog = 10 Years

July

Side by Side

June

Collage = Balance

May

The Blink of an Eye

April

My Favorite Paintings

March

Fever Dream

February

A Tribute to Yusef Lateef

January

Hope for the Future
   

2013

 

December

The Mahler Series

November

What's Next?

October

Embracing Stanley Kunitz

September

George Gershwin, Robert Schulz and Me

August

Decades of Relationships

July

Writing a Monthly Blog

June

The Impermanence of Art

May

Surrendering to Cézanne

April

Preparing for a Poetry Reading

March

Where to Sign

February

Ray Bradbury’s Inner Child

January

Publishing a Second Collection of Poems

   

2012

 

December

From Genesis to Publication: A Poem’s Long Road

November

A Museum of Memory and Friendship

October

Artist Statement - A Revision

September

The Art Collector

August

The Burchfield Penney and Me

July

Artmaking Is Everywhere

June

Art Is Everywhere

May

No Grandmother Poems!

April

Images for My Travel Manuscript

March

Progress Report: The 3-Genre Travel Manuscript

February

Putting the Happy in Happy Birthday

January

The Road Not Taken

   

2011

 

December

The Perfect Venue

November

Standing at the Edge

October

Beginning a Manuscript

September

Autobiography: Paintings by Judith Ferrara

August

Elizabeth Bishop’s “Paris, 7 A.M."

July

The Fig Tree

June

Finishing a Series

May

Hello, It’s Me

April

What Makes a Great Docent?

March

Inspiration Is a Daily Freewrite

February

Reflections on the Autobiography Series

January

Why Blog?

   

2010

 

December

Monreale, Sicily

November

A Writer’s Identity

October

The Experiment Continues

September

In the Shadow of Giants

August

Experimentation

July

Zentangle Spells Relief

June

Communication = Zero

May

The Wall

April

Let’s Go to the Movies

March

Dreams: 2D/3D - An Upcoming Exhibition

February

A Bit of a Challenge

January

Beginning at the Beginning

   

2009

 

December

The Right Conditions

November

Alphabet Soup

October

Report from the Field

September

Five Years and Counting

August

Translating Experience into Artwork

July

Mt. Everest - Beginning the Climb

June

Response to the Ice Storm: A Collaboration

May

Exploring a New Medium: Ceramics

April

Another April, Another National Poetry Month

March

The Artist Perceived As Salesperson

February

What Art Can Do for You

January

Ethics and the Purchasing of Art

   

2008

 

December

A New Tool for Reflecting on Artmaking

November

Circling Back to a Persistent Concern: Report from the Field

October

Four Years and Counting

September

One Long Satisfying Reading Adventure

August

Construction/Deconstruction: Landscape Mosaics

July

Finding the Right Pattern: Organizing a Poetry Manuscript

June

Afterglow: Barcelona and Madrid

May

Afterglow: Madrid and Barcelona

April

Choosing a Format - What Does It Mean?

March

New Work, Productivity and the Creative Process

February

Leaps, Flights, Tumbles in 2007

January

Foreign Policy: An Unintended Portrait.

   

2007

 

December

Painting a Poem

November

Reciprocity: An Artist's Book

October

Sound or Silence?

September

Thresholds I Have Crossed

August

Happiness Is a Finished Piece

July

Do You Work Alone or with Others? Discuss.

June

Planning Ahead in Writing and Art Making

May

An Artist and Poet's Identity: What's Alike, What's Different?

April

Making Both Art and Poetry: What's Alike, What's Different?

March

Selling Artwork on the Internet: A Cautionary Tale

February

A Tribute to Donald M. Murray

January

Is It Possible to Be "Arted-Out"?

 

 

2006

 

December

Four Origins: Poem/Painting Pairs

November

Getting Started on a Painting: Some Suggestions

October

Subjects and Themes in Poetry: Some Suggestions

September

Commitment to a Life of Making Art

August

When a Painting Initiates a Series

July

Writing and Ethics

June

Vindication

May

The Stories Behind Paintings

April

National Poetry Month in the U.S.

March

Jumping into the Poetry Pool

February

"What's It For? - A Look at the Difficulties Inherent in a Creative Life"

January

Influences, Inspiration and Role Models

 

 

2005

 

December

Three Weeks of Inspiration

November

Searching for a Subject Until It Finds You

October

One Hundred Years and Counting: Stanley Kunitz

September

Reflection: One Year of Judy's Journal

August

Group Exhibitions: Some Advice

July

Fourteen Tips on Selecting Artwork or Poetry for Submission

June

A Kinship with Rocks

May

Amsterdam Acrostic

April

Acceptance

March

Rejection and the Creative Process

February

Reciprocity Between Paintings and Poems: An Explanation

January

Museum Shoes

 

 

2004

 

December

Getting Rid of Elvis: Revision in Writing and Painting

November

Tribute to the Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York

October

Why Keep a Journal?

September

Introduction