First, thanks for all the wonderful complements and kind encouragement about my artwork on my last post. I know that as artists we’re not supposed to live by validation from outside sources but I’m human and encouragement and praise does make me feel more “real” in what I’m doing, I can’t help it. So thank you all so much. I’m loving the pair of paintings more and more each day.
It’s been a bit of a rough week around here…finishing up doing the taxes (ugh!), preparing the house (bit by bit) for our youngest daughters wedding reception that we’re throwing next Friday, resting when my body says I must (which seems to be getting better, by the way), reading in my growing library of art/creativity books, and prioritizing so that I can create my art in at every moment possible.
I have the most wonderful husband…I’ve told him that I want canvases of all types to use in creating art…some for our home and others for “projects” that I may choose to set free into the world in one way or another.
Check out the score he brought me home Saturday (from a garage sale he passed by on his way home from work):
It was priced at $10…he got it for $2! Woot! He’s learning how to be a
cheap, uh thrifty guy…I’m teaching him well. lol Think I’ll ever get him to dumpster dive or scan the streets on the night before trash day? HA…I doubt it.
Anyway, this has become my latest project for our house. It’s cute enough, I guess, but soooo not me and definitely NOT what I want for our house. It will be when I’m done, though. I have an awesome idea for it and can’t wait to get it done…it will be fabulous!
Here’s how it looks right now (and you don’t need to pay any attention to the studio mess you can see in the background…I work messy, okay? lol):
Give me a couple of days and you won’t recognize this bad-boy!
I’ve also been busy in my art journal. I LOVE my art journal…it is such a source of release and inspiration and even peace for me. It’s as though, putting my thoughts and just trusting my instincts in creating each page, brings peace to my soul.
This is my contribution/creation for this weeks Make it Mondays prompt, PINK:
I’m not sure if you can read any of the journaling here (click on the pic to see it larger, if you’d like) but it’s kind of about how pink is such a girly color and I’m not such a girly-girl and feel no real need to conform to society’s ideals of what a woman really is. Just because I’m not girly, doesn’t make me any less of a woman.
Anyway, that’s what’s going on with me…busy, busy, busy and creating as much as I can.
I hope you all are feeling inspired and creating to your hearts content.
Peace & Love,