Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27th, 2008
I went to an art gallery opening last night and was totally bored with my work-time to shake it up and quit thinking so much. I keep thinking about people saying you have to find your voice and I take it to mean that you should get skilled in one area-however my voice likes to sing in all different who said it can't???? Who made the rules-guess what I think we do for ourselves and to heck with the mainstream my carpet needs to be vacuumed- I would rather paint and paint and paint. Life is too rich to stop ourselves with illusions and our illusions are usually painful-insane isn't it. Thank the puritian ethics that still strangle our light and try to keep it form shining. Back to painting. This is called Fine Print and is 8 x 10 acrylic on paper.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26th, 2008
The funny thing is I never thought I would be able to do people. Now I love it although I do go crazy getting the flesh tones-I use more colors then I care to share. the portrait pink out of the tube looks like Porky Pig so you have to add all sorts of things. All sorts of different elements to get to where you want. Kind of like life-for so long I tried to live the seperate parts of my life as if they were not connected. Now I realize aall of the weave together to make my life-it is impossible if not insane to try to seperate them into different boxes-speaking of which my child needs help baking.........

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25th, 2008
I could not decide what I wanted to paint today which made my mind wander all over the place-too many options sometimes stop me dead in my tracks. I guess that is better than having no ideas-although it also makes me feel as if I am ignoring other parts.....sigh.....and it always takes me longer than I think it should. But what is SHOULD -I think it the worst word in the english langauge..we all should all over ourselves.... I am tired of shoulding so I am trying to just see how things spin out if I take my hand off the tiller-as if any of us are truly capable of steering the ship anyway....

Monday, June 23, 2008

June 23, 2008

A second post on the same day. WoW!! I impress myself. Now i think I will head back to the paints and go for three..or four...eeeeeee. It is so totally beautiful out today and I believe a really cute younger man flirted with me at the coffee shop-perhaps he was just being kind to an older gal-but I prefer to to think my beauty and charm captivated me-its my story and I will stick to it. Eveyone give a moment of silence for the great George Carlin today-I will miss his biting humor.....I will recite the seven words for him everyday in honor of him (and because I really, really love to swear!)

June 23, 2008
Today I have two-count em two things to list!!! I have realized that I never sign my work and I often throw it in a drawer and forget it. I wonder what that says about me, or about how I value what I do. I love it so much that maybe I hid it so I won't think about how important it is to me. Sometimes I wish my brain would just shut off for a couple weeks and I could just do or be without having to wade through all the thoughts attached to it. EEE_EEWWW-being a human is hard wish I could perch on a branch like this little guy...

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 16, 2008
This womans pic was in the obits today. She quite took my breath away and I thought it was so interesting that they used a 65 year old pic to celebrate her. Was this her best moment-all put together seemingly assured and ready for the world? Have we lost that attitude among the so many choices we have and the labels we put on life. I feel like Carrie Bradshaw-and it made me wonder..........Anyway I came home to paint something entirely different but I had some sort of demand to get right on her and it just flowed out and it felt great. It is on 8 x 10 paper in acrylics

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 12,2008

A card I made for a friends iaap group-her end of year celebration-they had a lion theme-it was fun to do and made me think I should forge ahead with my book ideas-why should I worry if they publish-I will just send copies to everyone for Christmas

I planted three lilacs today and my back gardens are full of color-it is almost how I pictured it in my dreams-how cool is that?

Monday, June 9, 2008

June something or other-

All I know is this is the official first day the kids have off for summer and I not only got this done but a hanging angel as well. Tha sounds a bit odd, butt I am working on angels-and grandmas with wings-that are wall hangings and I did a really pretty one today-so maybe those kids won;t cramp my style!!!!! Whoo-Hoo-no more driving!!!!!!! I am free

8 x 10 acrylic on canvas board

Friday, June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008

Old church-abandoned and empty- that would make a great studio!!!! Acrylic 8x10 on canvas board

The last day of school for the whole family. I love this day it is so full of joy and excitement for the kids!!! All the 5th graders are graduating and dressed in their best, most of them I have known since kindergarten-brings a little tear to my eye. On the other hand I am so tired driving everyone around and all the end of the year events that I am looking forward to turning in early and sleeping late for the next few days-ah, age.......

If anyone has any ideas on how to market art, or where to sell it or any ideas in that vein-email me. I am trying to brainstorm on getting my stuff out there, I have a small gallery and I have done ebay-which I should get back to, but I am feeling I am missing some roads I could be going down.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 2nd-or is it the third????

June already. Four more days of school..four more days of driving twice a day just to get the kids. WHOO_HOO!!!!!! Maybe-dare I say it -more time for painting. It has been rainy all season but that just makes days like last Saturday amazing-the whole neighborhood was out sitting and drinking up the sun-knowing the mowing and the weeding and the seeding and the laundry were waiting which made it all the sweeter.

and so with my thoughts turning towards rain and pleasure I thought of reading a lovely book as the drops trickle down on the glass and you escape to a new world....