file:///Users/margaretelliott/Downloads/pinterest-13c6f.html M.Elliott: December 2011

21 December 2011

MeRRy ChRISTmas-

("Exhale", acrylic on canvas, 2011)

wishing all a very MeRRy ChRISTmas!

13 December 2011

18 days remaining,

. . . and I am NOT referring to shopping days until Christmas.
There are 18 days remaining in 2011, which means, it is
not too late to finish out your intentions for this year!
It is hard to believe the new year is upon us as I consider
the joYs and challenges this year has brought.

My number 1 intention for 2011 was to help those suffering;
this was not something that sprung from me, but sprung out of
my own painful ordeal with a brown recluse spider bite in the earlier
part of the year. I am so grateful to have had insurance
at the time of my spider bite, and realize
what a gift that was to me!
My heart became filled with compassion and the desire to
extend that gift to others, which is how I got involved with
Bridges to Care Plus.
BTC Plus provides speciality care for Nashville's uninsured,
with over 1,000 physicians volunteering their time and services.
Side-by-side, I worked with BTC Plus to design a T-shirt
that will bring awareness to the organization and
help provide fundingto those in need of its services.
To find out more about this project click here!

05 December 2011

NashvilleArts Magazine: M.Elliott/A Self-Portrait

What an amazing and unexpected interview from the

NashvilleArts Magazine!

A HUGE thank you to Editor in Chief -Paul Polycarpou, Writer -Joe Pagetta, and Photographer -Hunter Armistead!!

December 2011 issue

For artist Margaret Elliott, life is like a squiggly line. “I think it’s a little unexpected,” she says of her signature decorative accoutrement, which tends to appear via a drag of a thin brush on the majority of her paintings. It’s a warm, early fall day in Nashville, and Elliott, sipping an iced Americano on the patio of the Frothy Monkey in the 12 South Neighborhood, is offering up a little of her artistic—and life—philosophy.

“If you translate that into life, we think that things should be ‘this way’—you have to have a plan—but then for whatever reason, life takes different turns, and there’s something unexpected, and I like that. It’s more about the process than getting there sometimes.”

Click here to continue reading the full article!