9/26/09

DON'T THROW IT OUT!!

How many times have you heard "DON'T THROW IT OUT! You may use it someday!" ?
But I was in a clear-it-out-of-my-studio mood this last week. (remember I had just sold a bunch of paintings and rearranged my studio?) And this unfinished piece had sat in my studio for nearly 5 years! This doesn't happen very often but... for some reason I'd started this painting and stopped in the middle of it. It was like I'd run out of inspiration mid stream ??? And I was seriously considering just tossing it because it had so much texture that it'd be impossible to work over the top of it.
But WAIT! Today it suddenly looked DIFFERENT to me!!! And I added some papers, tissues, ink, paint and....
I'm glad I didn't throw it out now (smile)

9/25/09

What do you do with an ugly cabinet?

...to the tune of "What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor" ?
(can you hear it? lol!)
So, I sold a BUNCH of paintings over this last week! My art sales seem to go in spurts. And I was SO excited by the space (that selling all those pieces gave me) that I launched into a rearranging the studio mood to see if I could gain even more space!
Organization and spaciousness inspires me!
In the process I pulled out a cabinet that I'd been hiding in a closet. The trouble was... it was dark and ugly, and just didn't go well in the surroundings! So I drug it out onto the back porch.
Primed it one day. And painted it the next.
The PERFECT weekend project!