Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Art Start

Last evening I had to admit to myself that I am experiencing disappointment. Whenever that happens I have to reach back and find my optimism again. I also pull out a copy of "Finding Water" because Julia Cameron articulates better than I can myself what happens when you lose your optimism and how to balance yourself again to regain that very important quality which keeps me going. How else could I continue to make art?

One side of the "art business" is going very well and that is the teaching or mentoring side. I have been very blessed and grateful for the wonderful people that I work with. Yesterday a raw beginning adult student drew for two hours straight completing the exercises I gave her. Her passion to learn how to draw was a revelation to me as I don't see that kind of eagerness to start at the beginning. Seems everyone wants to start at the end. Not that I don't understand for the discipline to draw everyday is sometimes elusive.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Saturday Morning

This morning I was awake at 5:30am thinking about the paintings I want to start today. After handling a family affair for the past five years, I am now able to wake up and think only about art if I want to. What a rare and wonderful privilege. I feel so free and it has taken a while for it to happen. But finally so much imaging time! During the past week, my visualizing has really taken off and sitting on the easel in the studio is a painting that is the result of uninterrupted time to work. May I say, I am grateful.