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feeling summer

I finally scanned in some completed paintings.  One interpretation could be I’m ready for summer…

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art is messy

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This is not my hand, but it might as well be.  This is not my jacket, but it might as well be.  Maybe I should start selling my clothes, because no matter how hard I try, everything has a bit (or a lot) of paint on it.

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meet my friend…

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Or in this case, a canvas my dad no longer wanted that still has the beginnings of one of his paintings.  I almost want to just hang it up as is.  It is a huge (this is just a corner of it) canvas, 48″x78″ and I am so scared to start and at the same time can’t wait.  I’m hoping to leave some of the markings my dad made peaking through in spots, I’ll let you know….

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wise words

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“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up & get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you.”

I came across this Chuck Close quote on pinterest and thought it was a great inspiration for the new year.  I can get distracted with so many ideas of what I want to make, that I don’t stop and actually ‘make.’  This is good kick in the pants reminder to just stop and do.  Sounds simple, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to hold myself to painting every single day.

P.S. a veritable treasure of inspiration at Wisdom

(photo for Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman)

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tis the season of crazy

It is upon us, the season of crazy.  It’s my busiest work season and the kids schedules seem to get busier with age.  So maybe that’s why every year, our house gets a little, well, less.  If it were up to me, our tree would wear nothing but white lights (every year I try to convince them, isn’t it pretty with just the lights?!!).  They’re not having it.  So, I try in other ways.  Here are a few of my favorites this year…

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Loving

this quote from Georgia O’Keeffe this sunny Monday morning…

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“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” -Georgia O’Keeffe

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This guy

will be part of my shop update on Friday (if I can bear to part with him ;)  He is acrylic on paper and is quite large, 36″x48″.

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My Weekend Inspiration

Over the weekend I watched this amazing documentary about one of my favorite artists, Gerhard Richter.  I loved it, I could watch him paint for hours and hours.  So interesting to watch someone else work, so many of the things he said really resonated with me.  I particularly related to his feeling on being watched while painting.  He said it was worse than being in the hospital!

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