Blessed are the weird people, poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters and troubadours
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.
Well, I finally finished a painting and what an awesome feeling it is! There is still a couple other unfinished paintings I just had to put aside and not worry about finishing right now. Maybe I have lost interest in them. I am now committed to concentrating on painting or drawing what I feel at the time…thinking now about what to do next…I have a few ideas in mind. Stay tuned…
A few people were sent progression photos of this painting and I thought I would include them for you to see the development of my painting. Of course all artists proceed differently, but it will give you an idea of my thought process.
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.
I’ve been focusing on the positive in my life; trying to keep to what is real to me. So I’ve changed the look of my blog. I wanted to focus more on the healthy balance of life and I will start another separate blog focusing on New Orleans. A challenge…yes it is. I also want to focus on my Paleo lifestyle and the positive affects it has on me. With many parts of my life falling into place, I suddenly got my inspiration to paint once again…to paint what is real to me and what feels good at the time. I think I was feeling I had to paint what others wanted, but art is individual and subjective…maybe you will hate the painting I am working on or maybe you will love it. I will paint or draw a subject which pulls me in. What I realized is that it doesn’t matter what you think, but how it makes me feel and if it makes me feel whole, then I am on the right track. It’s the same with my blog…it’s for me as much as it is for you. I thought my blog was scattered and indecisive, which resulted in a rut, so I’ve decided to stop trying to please with my words; just put down what I feel I want to at the time. So, it may go from a recipe to the meaning of life, but it’s as scattered as my thoughts are sometimes and that’s okay. I want it to be quirky and meaningful at the same time, because that is me.
Physically I feel right, mentally I feel perfect. Now it’s time to take that feeling and express it in my art and my words here.
By the way, this is a favorite song of mine and some words have a lot of meaning for me…so please take the time to find the meaning for you also.