From Ashes to Art Shows

FROM ASHES TO ART SHOWS (5)

My inspiration. My everything. As I stared at “A Mother’s Love” I knew that Stu Rosen Art was born. My mission and my muse now merged. It not only felt like the right expression of our new normal. It gave me a way to create a world of safety, tenderness, strength, and love. This 12-year-old was rapidly turning into The Teen. I think this was a way for me to hold on to the memories, as the Cuddly Days were quickly fading into the Call of Duty. People warned me about video game, telling me how it was going to...

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FROM ASHES TO ART SHOWS (4)

“This new normal is lonely.” I didn’t want to admit it, but I felt it. Eating alone in my room formed a little dark rain cloud over my head, but it wasn’t as lonely as eating at the kitchen table after the kid gobbled down his food and couldn’t wait to get out of there. So, we ate alone. Him with his Xbox and me with my Art. One day I came across a photo of a wolf, and it called to me. Being my spirit animal, I felt the connection and so I jumped right into the challenge of...

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FROM ASHES TO ART SHOWS (3)

“Draw anything.” Those words echoed in my brain as I sat down staring at my pen and paper. “Just draw what you see.” So I looked up to the hill I had just climbed and awkwardly started to push the pen around on the paper. It was a very crude sketch of the hill, but it was SOMETHING… a small step in the right direction. It was the only thing I drew that day, but it was enough. The next day at work I looked at a cute teddy bear in a coffee cup and sketched it out. It turned...

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FROM ASHES TO ART SHOWS (2)

On October 25, 2018, I went on a journey up a steep trail in the Santa Monica mountains. I went up to let go of a lot of stuff and didn’t really expect to find anything in return.

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FROM ASHES TO ART SHOWS (1)

London

On April 25, 2018, the world I knew came to a crashing end. I expected to lose everything. Miraculously I not only survived but thrived. Despite being a single dad, I’ve been able to give my adopted son a loving, stable home. He is my reason for continuing onward. He is my everything.

Along with working a full-time job, supporting all his interests and volunteering at a local church, I have returned to my passion of art.

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