I finished two more ACEO's today. Which is good because I have to replace ACEO's which sold. I've been watching quite a few paintings and drawing tutorials lately. Drawing is really something else I need to start doing every day. My art teacher, the woman who changed my life, said that drawing for 15 minutes … Continue reading Adding more daily tasks
I got up and wrote some this morning, but then we needed to go to town for some shopping. That took more time than expected. Since then, I've been working on my homework assignment for class this week. I was just able to finish the videos last night, so I feel like I've been up … Continue reading Working on homework
In a couple blogs lately, you've heard me talk about the classes I'm taking and short stories I've been writing for them. I haven't said much more than that. Well, writers, I have a deal for you. This week, WMG Publishing is offering 50% off all their classes this week. If you want to get … Continue reading Writers – never stop learning
This is a hard post to write. Why? Because I see myself as never good enough. Writing a post like this demands that I admit it. People around me would be shocked if they knew how deeply this runs to my core. After all, I was valedictorian of my graduating class and voted most likely … Continue reading Never good enough?
I recently signed up for a lifetime subscription on a course package offered by Dean Wesley Smith on Teachable. Sometimes I just need reminders on my writing and I love the way Dean phrases things. He's blunt and honest. Don't expect warm fuzzies. I like that. It's an eye-to-eye level approach and I know it … Continue reading A Wise Friend
Last week was an interesting one. On many levels. Firstly, I signed up for lifetime access to a bunch of learning materials for writers. I have only had a chance to watch part of the "Fear" videos -- what, me? Fear? OMG, yes, I do have some! -- and in that time I've already doubled … Continue reading Joyful
If you thought getting that first draft out was hard, then try editing it. No, I mean really editing it! This doesn't mean just reading through it making sure everything lines out okay. This means looking at the actual text and evaluating how to to do it better. Trust me on these two points: your … Continue reading Fiction writers – take note!
So here I stand, with the transformed painting mentioned in my last blog, and either I have another failure or a success. I admit, I'm a little nervous. I get nervous easily! Grin.I fully accept that every painting is not necessarily a masterpiece, nor would I want it to be. If they were, I wouldn't … Continue reading The Change — Part 2
Failed paintings... all artists have them and it seems like the more you "learn" the more failed paintings you have. Remember this painting: Okay, I admit, it was called "Raising a Buck" for more than one reason. I thought if I painted something a little more "normal" that I might be able to sell it … Continue reading The Change – Part 1
"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there. You must go beyond them." -- Bruce LeeWhat are you seeing in your life today? Do you need … Continue reading Seeing Beyond