Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Art for Sale

One of my friends recently launched a new sales blog, Art by Rose Welty in celebration of International Artist's Day on October 25th.  I think she chose an excellent way to celebrate!  Check out her work.  It's amazing.  She works in inks, pencils, and oils.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rain, Rain

It's a rainy day today. Rainy days get me in a thoughtful and creative mood. So today, I'm being creative. I am working on a design for our family Christmas card. We send over 100 cards to friends and family each year. Now, mind you, I have a HUGE extended family. I have living 12 uncles and 8 living aunts plus many, many cousins that I don't even know. I don't send to all my cousins but I sure do send to all my aunts and uncles. And I have lots and lots of friends that I consider family. I won't be posting the card until it is sent out for the Christmas holiday. So, you'll just have to wait in anticipation. ;)

How do you spend your rainy days?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wonderful Students

I have some wonderful students.  A little over a week ago, I had a birthday.  One of my dear students took a picture of me, plus had everyone in class sign a beautiful birthday card.

I've been very behind on posting on my blog and reading blogs.  Life has been hectic lately and hopefully soon it will slow down a little bit.  The word here is "hopefully".  

Hope you all are having wonderful days of painting and drawing!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Window Art

I've been busy the last couple of days painting..., painting on a window! The person who cuts my hair needed someone to paint on the window at the salon and he asked me if I could do it. Of course, I said YES! I've never done this before and found it extremely easy. The only thing it was a little breezy so the paint dried fast and left some streaks. You can't tell it unless you are standing there looking at it. In case you are wondering, I only had to paint one eye, the nose and the mouth. I guess it's a side-profile face. I had a couple of inquiries wondering if I would be interested in doing more of this type of work. So who knows.......

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Playful or Serious

The first mistake of art is to assume that it is serious. ~ Lester Banks

This quote holds very true for me. I have been assuming I need to be serious about my art and promoting it. Of course, I hold myself up to a certain standard to my art doesn’t look like something I created in elementary school. So that part of seriousness is good. When it comes to promoting my art, I stink. I make it to be something very serious and end up hating every minute of it. I assume that I need to get so many pieces done so that I can launch a website, have something to sell, and so forth. This thinking gets me nowhere and all I want to do is nothing. I’ve taken all the play out of creating. So, the only time I play with my art is when I don’t have a piece that doesn’t have to be done by a deadline. The pieces I do for fun are usually the better pieces too. How do you approach your art, with play or seriousness?