Back in the Air
One more day left in March! One more daily post to be done after this one. I have to say, it's really made me focus on doing something creative everyday, even when I didn't feel like it. Today's creative work was to witness a couple say their vows and become husband and wife. Time well spent, I must say. this was followed by the creating of my "feed bag" for my trip tomorrow. Sad to say, I leave in the morning for a 14 day stretch away from home. Don't feel too bad, though. 5 of those days will be spent going to Napa Valley for Live in the Vineyard! I'll come back and get busy in the studio again, getting ready for the Mayfest Arts Fair. I wasn't going to post this until it is officially released, but... below is the poster that I designed for the event! The logos will be changed so they don't have a box around them, but this is pretty much IT. I'm quite proud of it! I kinda like the idea of learning more in the graphic arts field so I could do more things like this. It's been really fun! :)
So it's just a made up word used to describe a string instrument that can be used to ROCK IT OUT on occasion, even if it's not known to do such craziness. This came about years ago to describe Mark Greenawalt's 12-string guitar that thought it was a fiddle, steel guitar, or, at times, a Fender Stratocaster, when we played at Tootsie's. Good times...sigh...
Anywho- this painting is already spoken for, and it was really fun to paint!!! What should I name it? Who's next??? What else ya got???
A Little Sunshine and Good News
Sundown and Sunflowers
Dreama Tolle Perry has been hosting workshops the last 5 days at The Artists' Attic, where I have my studio. I didn't take the class, but I did take this picture as the sun was going down one evening, and after everyone had gone for the day. I thought it was such a beautiful scene, with row upon row of easels and sunflowers, all created by different people with different visions, and different ideas, different hopes, and different lives. I really enjoyed walking through and seeing the processes and the struggles, talking to some of them about why they were there, what they hoped to learn... She brought a really nice energy to the studio. I think I wanna be like her when I grow up :)
So today someone said to me, and I quote, "You're just weird enough to appreciate this..." I wasn't sure if I was insulted or flattered. I opted for flattered. And by the way, I did appreciate it. Tremendously. The picture I'm sharing today is a picture of my studio from the window outside of it. Color and chaos. just the way I like it.
Little piece of the past
So when I was in high school I used to draw a bit. I LOVED horses, too. Recently I found the "How to draw" book I had back then- Horses! Brings back some warm and fuzzy feelings from my younger days. So today drew a few things while hanging out on the couch watching it snow. Then sleet. Then blizzard. Then get sunny and melt it all. Then snow again. Oh, yeah, horses... So here's a sketch of a sassy horse bringing me flowers.(below) I figure I DO live in horse country so why not? Maybe tomorrow I'll get back to painting something. :-) Happy Spring!
This was the 3rd day in a row that I have gone to my studio at The Artists' Attic to do some work. I am doing quite well getting in focus when I get there. I started this painting the other day, finished it up today. I went inside the "church" yesterday to get a feel for it (see post on 3/22) and was blown away by the fantastic place. What used to be the youth group area would make a fabulous loft - just sayin'! But anywho, here's my latest creation. Tomorrow I hope to go back for a bit before I have to leave for work. Not sure what I will do next, but I just got a new 32 x 40 canvas that is begging for some color :) Any suggestions for what gets painted next?
Room of Necessity
Did you see Harry Potter movies? Then you know what I'm talking about. It's that room that you go into that has EVERYTHING in it. Some things you need, and a whole bunch if stuff you don't but that is really REALLY cool.
Well, that's where I was today. Heritage Antiques has to be the coolest antiques shop I have ever been in!! And did I mention it is an old Church?
So I'm painting it. :-) Below is the beginning of it, but I will post the finished painting as soon as I get it done. I'm much further along than this picture now, but I don't want to spoil the "Big Finish". :-)
Got home this morning!! After a little puppy love from my critters, lunch with my hubby, went to my studio. I was an ADHD crazy art lady - working on 5 things at once. I finished this big painting, 24 x 30 of a Dancin' Daisy :-) Also started a church, finished a heart, worked on a poster, and primed a canvas for a city scene. Tomorrow I hope to continue the madness. Hope you have a a wonderful weekend connecting to your passion!!!!
I've learned a lot in the last 15 years or so about setting intentions, and creating the life you want. I have found that when I put a positive focus on something in my life, it seems to set the ball rolling and opportunities pop up out of no-where. For instance, this money I found on the plane. Just yesterday I was thinking that it had been a while since I had found any money on the plane while I was cleaning. Behold- money appears on the plane while I am cleaning. So today I'm thinking " It's been a while since I've won the powerball lottery..." Wish me luck. ;-)
It's never too late to be what you might have been.