Monday, September 29, 2008
I can't believe what is going on in the world. But know this, everything has to adjust. We've been on a hugh wave and now we have to go down underneath. I'm not afraid and I'm not going to join Chicken Little and say the sky is falling.
As an artist, I choose (the operative word here) to keep plugging away and create paintings and market my work. It can be baby steps or giant leaps but I'm going to keep my mind and spirit on the positive side. If we all do that then we can pull the world up.
The paintings on the right are called "Coins I & II 12x12 inches each $800 each if bought together $1400.00 that $100 off each piece.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Teaching the workshop for Arizona Watercolor Association on different ways of making acrylic paints work for the 19 students was so gratifying. They were eager to learn and made my teaching better. I always encourage people to honor their art work by treating it well, using good grade paints and substrates. Also I wanted to bring the energy level up when they are creating. On the right is a painting on plexiglass, which I showed them how to do.
Now on to my next series. It takes times to think things through but praying and clearing up of my of old stuff helps. Waking up in the middle of the night, I had my answer. Now to clear the decks and move to a new beat.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
We spent last week high in the Colorado Mountains at 9200 ft. elevation. The stars were incredible and so uplifting. I felt small in the grand scheme of things but really aware of the power we have within ourselves to push beyond petty issues. If I keep looking above instead of down below I can soar in my body, mind and Spirit.
It was so fun to spend with my daughter and our son-in-law Tim and Kaitlin our 7 yr old granddaughter. I didn't think about anything except being grateful for each day.
With my whole self being nourished and refreshed, I can now think clearly and ready for new things. I'll be teaching a workshop for the Arizona Watercolor Association this month. Yes, acrylic is considered watermedia. I'm joining the East Valey Art Guild and doing the Mesa Riverwalk at the 202 and Dobson. It's a big complex.
The painting at right is The Core Within- 40x40 acrylic $3200.