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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
For the second day in a row I am back on this blog. Yay!
I finally did some paintings. I made out a schedule so that I could get what I needed to get done and still make painting a priority. It worked. I finished one painting, created another, posted them in my Etsy shop and am now posting on this blog. Whew. And it's not quite 1230 yet. I am so relieved. I had such a good time in the studio today. It was fun to smell the wax and look through some vintage photos and just see what I could some up with. The first painting below with the sailor and his girl is called "Hello Love" it just reminded me of people getting together after a long time being away. Of course, this isn't my family so he could be leaving. I like to think that he is back after the war. The second painting is one that I made earlier and finished today. I was listening to Michelle Shocked song "When I grow up" and this is what came up. Not sure that it actually fits what I was listening to, but it is what it is.
The last painting is something I really can't take credit for. I found the photo in an old Life magazine and cut it out and mounted it. I LOVE the photo. For some reason it just speaks to me. This one is not for sale since I can't take any credit for it's loveliness. I don't know who took the photo.
There is still so much I want to paint and I am still very unsure if I can do it. My skills feel like they are so far behind what my brain wants to do. I will keep working though. I will see you back here tomorrow. It's on my schedule!
Posted by Kelly at 12:24 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
So, I said I would write this on Friday, but here it is Sunday and I am finally getting to it. It's been a busy weekend.
I know I took a break from this blog for a long time over the summer. I really didn't have much to say. So much and so little happened over the summer. My painting took a big step aside this summer which was hard. I didn't really intend to take such a big break. I still opened the studio every morning, but I never felt like I had much to say. A lot was going on in my life, but nothing that I felt I could put into my paintings. Nothing that I really wanted to capture. Lots of things I just wanted to let pass.... There were some very good bonuses to being disengaged from art for a bit too, I hung out with my kids a lot. That was good and bad. Good when I was with them and we were just doing things, but not so good when any of us got cranky and just plain sick of each other. I guess that happens when you are with each other pretty much 24/7 of the summer.
As far as my art goes. I don't really have anything to post today. I thought that the minute the kids went back to school I would be jumping to be in my studio and paint. No interruptions, no little person trying to paint by my side. But things just never seem to stop. I had to start over and make my painting time a priority for myself. I started painting. I have a couple that are done that I posted in my Etsy shop a while ago. I am working on two more right now. I am hesitant when it comes to painting right now. I am finding my voice again and it's just a whisper at the moment. I have so many things I want to get down, but feel like I am lacking the skills to do it momentarily. It's almost as if I have forgotten. I know it will come back to me. I just have to be patient and keep working. Again, there are all these experiences and emotions etc.. that I have to deal with and painting has always been the best way for me to do it. I just have to take the reigns off and let it out. So, what comes out from me in the future might look a little different than the past.. I don't really know.
I will keep you posted. This blog will keep me back on track. I plan on updating it at least a couple times a week.
Posted by Kelly at 4:59 PM