I began setting up my tracking spreadsheet last night. Still trying to get used to it. Still have a lot of work to do, but at least it's a start. I feel like I've learned a lot today and gotten a lot done, even though it's just been in small segments. But that's the plan, … Continue reading Every day better
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
As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, I've been in the painting mood lately. I'm certain there is a rhythm to the ups and downs of my creative tendencies, but I've never sat down to figure them out. Maybe I should. Along with working on Palladium today (writing), I prepared several blocked in paintings which … Continue reading Painting starts
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'm starting this post for the second time. I went off in one direction and realized that it was a whole separate post. You'll get it later in the week. You'll know it when you see it because it's about playing around. I think that was exactly what I needed to do when I started … Continue reading Landscape painting – WIP?
"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
It's hard to put yourself out there when your heart is in what you do. Rejection stings the worst when you do your best and someone tells you it's not good enough. That criticism can tear you down. Hate to tell you this, but that's exactly what you need. You have to keep putting yourself … Continue reading Vulnerable
Last time I posed the question of what your art was saying about you -- perhaps even something you didn't realize you were saying. There is a flip-side to that. What happens to your art when you do realize it says something about you, especially if you weren't expecting it. I admit that ever since … Continue reading When you face the reflection
The other day I had the opportunity of hearing a friend discuss my book with someone. She started talking about the painting on the cover of my book which I also did. Repeatedly my friend kept saying, "Yes, she is very talented." About the third time I heard my friend say "talent," and mind you … Continue reading Chose talent
I'm currently sitting at Barnes and Noble reading the new issue of ImageFX. What lovely art they have in this issue. Something interesting that has caught my eye is the Editors's Letter. Editor Claire Howlett writes about doing what you love in this issue. She also mentions to readers that might find themselves letting lack … Continue reading Who’s breaking eggs now?