Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm ALIVE!!!

Wow! I'm so excited. My new website is up and looking great. I am thrilled. I love the way my textured works look against the sleek black background. I shed a few of the old works, but that feels good. It feels like I'm moving on into something new and exciting.

I have painted so much over the last 3 months that I haven't been able to keep up with photographing the work, but soon I'll put some samples or some of my progress on my newest stuff.

There's also a great new page to list my classes with some updates on the old ones. If you have a group or need a great activity for you and your friends, contact me to schedule some real creative fun. My classes at Eye of the Eagle will start in a couple of weeks. I am looking for some beginners to join me for the series there.
Catch you next time. Thanks Al, for the great update. I love it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

THANK GOD it's Wednesday!

Oh how I love Wednesdays! That's the day I can transition from being state employee to being an artist. Sometimes that can be difficult. I have to let go of the last two and a half days and move into my artist mode. In any case I'm free again until Monday.

I have lots to work on in my studio. More paintings to paint, and sculpture to finish. I have a show coming up at Eye of the Eagle in Clayton beginning September. Seems like everything is happening in September. My new painting classes will begin. The United Arts Grant is due, if I can get around to writing it, and hopefully my new website will be up.

Better get off this computer so I can start creating again. Catch you next time. Happy Creating!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

I can't believe the weekend is gone already. At least I got my studio "cleansed" and ready for a new creative frenzy. Right now I'm so tired, I think I will take a nap instead. The weekend has been busy. I picked up my work from Sunflower, less one piece that sold. In this economy, I am grateful for even selling one piece. I visited a very sick friend, and am sending good thoughts his way as I pray for his recovery.

As I said, the weekend is winding down. I'm going allow myself a lazy Sunday snooze, and then when I get up, I'll go back to my studio to see what calls me. I think it's important for artists to have what I call "digestion time."

I've had thoughts swirling around in my brain about what I want to work on next. I've even thought about playing with my clay for a while. I love mixing it all up. Had some very bizarre dreams last night, very memorable ones. I may have to address the issues that came to me as I tried recalling those dreams. It would make one hell of an interesting painting!

We'll just have to wait and see. My soft bed is calling me for now. Art Later.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A new ERA - blogging my thoughts

I had started a blog about 5 years ago, and allowed it to die a slow death. So here I go again, all fresh and new. As for what's going on in my art world today, I can't say I am in the midst of a great creation. Or maybe I am.
Cleaning my studio takes all my creative energies to find new improved ways to store the multitude of tools, papers, and art supplies. My studio gets to this point where everything gets blocked until I can dig through the clutter to find my creative energy once more. I am finally at the stage where I can see surfaces again. I am excited about getting the next painting started. I can't allow that until I feel good about my space again. In my defense, I just finished a large series of textured paintings that are now at Sunflower Studio in Wake Forest, and will be making the rounds in the Triangle area. I made quite a mess in my creative frenzy as I have spent many hours locked in my studio, stepping into dripping paint and throwing stuff wherever it landed.

That's no excuse to let my energy get stagnant. So today I clean. Tomorrow I get inspired and begin creating again.