Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Having a great time with the Kat Project

I started this project on a whim. Thinking it would be a great way to make myself paint everyday. It worked. And I am enjoying it more everyday because people are getting involved. telling me what they think and now sending me pictures. I love it and hope to get more. So for today let me show you 6/101 Kim. She is also the one who gave me the suggestion that led to the Kat Project. Thanks Kim

Friday, November 19, 2010

Enjoying the Day

This is a lot of fun. I thought of this project as a way to get me producing art daily. And as we know the more you use a skill the better you get. Thats true too. But, to add fun and enjoyment to anything that you do in your life is truly a blessing. I am also finding that it is fun to get others involved. sending me pictures of the face that are special to them. Like my friend Diane's little Diva. she is #3

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Does 50 mean I am old?

This week I am turning 50. Is that old? I just read an article about starting your art career when your over 50. Then I realized they were talking about me. So I look back and think were did 30 and 40 go? And really I think that I have spent more time looking back this week at what I should have done that using that time to do what I need to do to be a full time artist. Thinking to myself " Oh my gawd I must be old I am 50, my AARP card came in the mail. Now the world must know." To tell the truth I don't feel any different today than yesterday. I tell myself that I learned a lot during the 30's and 40's . And now I have more determination everyday to reach my goals, because yes I am getting older and I want to get all the ideas out of my head. (not that the voices wont keep filing it up) Yes I am 50 and I have more freedoms, less excuses and a burning desire. So, today I am going to finish up my last 4o yr old painting. Because watch out next week a fabulous fifty year old artist is coming.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Where do you start?

Have you ever gotten yourself into a place were you just don't know where to start? So many ideas so little time and you start one and move to another and forget to come back? I know I have. And with the best intentions I look back at years of not knowing were to start. Instead of just starting. I have found that for my art I need to make a place that I can go to with no distractions. So if the Phone rings and I walk to the kitchen I don't find myself doing dishes instead of doing art. My house will still be there tomorrow maybe a little messy but when I grow old I wont regret leaving dishes in the sink. I will regret not get all the ideas that fill my mind on paper for that will live on forever.
We set aside time for all the things we do in our life's that need to be done. and a few that don't. Now I am learning to put my art on the top of that list these days. I go to my studio and stay there for the time that belongs to my art, to myself. this is what I do for me. Some days it works and some it does not. But I am finding that the days it does work are starting to grow together. and that makes me feel better about the time that it doesn't.

It's a learning process that I am getting better at everyday. Next time you come back I will let you know how it's going. Till then it's time to paint.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Staring the New Year

We all go into the new year wanting to make it better than the year before. Just as I go into every new painting wanting it to be better than the last. But, we can't get stuck not moving because we have so many thoughts on our mind that we don't know were to start. I have found that if I always have unfinished work around me I can flow from one thing to the next. and sometimes I never pick up any of that work, I just get a new idea and continue. Because I am never wondering what I am going to do next.
I carry a small mole skin with me and whenever a thought comes to me I write it in words and sometimes sketch or doodle it. then I can flip through the pages and all the ideas come back to me. I just know for me, I create the best when I have nothing in my mind but the art that is there at that moment.
The biggest challenge is to start and to keep staring everyday. Really Jan 1st is no different than July 1st. Each is a new day a new start. Don't save it to start the year with a bang, Start each and every day as if this day will truly be better than the day before. We all have the same 1400 minutes in a day. What will you do with yours?