Inspiration – I get it from all types of sources Usually I find it in the most unexpected places
Often I find it in sorrow Sorrow bleeds inspiration in me Painting and drawing are my tears
Travel excites inspiration in me The colors become the paints on my canvas The smells and sounds become the energy in which I paint
Happiness is a completely different type of inspiration It is quiet It is bright It is large but consuming
Each experience that inspires me generates an unique art to itself I never understood why people say an artist must have a style or look to their work Does that mean the artist should not look for new inspirations? I can’t imagine that to be true Embrace all the inspirations and let them guide you without thought or fear
Friends, today through June 13th I will be hosting my first BIG Art ~ small space sale. Over the past 2 years I have created a bunch of large scale works, the smallest being 36 x 36″ in both oils and acrylic. As much as I love them all, storage in my small studio space is an issue. They are on view at the Arts Mill and online. I will be posting them here over the next few days. I am open to any thoughtful offer (I am not giving them away). If you are interested DM me and I can meet you or show you the gallery. The offer expires June 13th. The funds made will help toward the crazy life changing plans I have this summer.
Much is going to change in my studio, it will be neat to see how my art changes with it.
I haven’t written in a while. I have been busy painting. It’s amazing how as an artist if you work on 1 task it seems to take you away from another. I do my best to spread my time out, but if I find I am in a groove of one sort or another, I stay in one spot for a while.
I have been painting – A LOT. So what does that mean? It means I haven’t been promoting on social media. I haven’t been building frames. I haven’t been updating my web site. I haven’t been entering shows. It’s a challenge dividing your time up. If I could paint in the morning, do social media in the afternoon and make frames at night, life would be perfect.
But inspiration rarely works that way. I have bouts of total inspiration and its like I am on a maniac high and I can’t stop painting. I can say the same for self promotion and the rest.
Well, I am back writing. So what does that mean? Am I painting? I sure hopes so… cause in the end, it’s really all I want to do. The rest..it just is for financial survival.