Saturday, January 4, 2014
It is the 4th of January already and the New Year has started out very busy for me, with unexpected things happening. Isn't that what makes life so interesting? Never a dull moment!
I told you about my gardening resolution and now I will discuss my painting resolution, too. Every year I make practically the same resolutions....you know, lose weight, get fit, paint that masterpeice. This year I am adding more attainable and interesting resolutions, such as appreciate my paint rags! If I can't paint every single day and I do an absolutely awful painting, then just take a moment and look at my paint rag. Here is one above. I mean, I could frame that! It looks like a garden of flowers. I love the movement, the color, the way it flows. It would probably look great at any angle, even upside down, if it even had an "upside". So when I am discouraged because I had no time to paint because life gets in the way, all I have to do is look at my paint rags. They are often better than my paintings! And they are modern. There is no subject matter, so you are free to "see" whatever you want in them. Your imagination can just soar!There is art hanging around my studio that I didn't even dream about. There are palettes with blobs of bright colors in interesting shapes, there are pots of slightly tinted paint water sparkling in the sunlight. And totally beautiful paint rags. It is a happy place. Wish you were here!