Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yellow Lily

My friend Mimi Torchia Boothby and I have talked about doing a few events together.

Last year, we did the Renton Art Walk. This year, we signed up again (me just last weekend) but talked about getting up early and standing in line to be a vendor at the Fremont Sunday market.

In preparation for these two nonanimal specific events, I've been experimenting with some non animal little tiny paintings. Not that I ever want to move away from animals, but now and then I get the urge to paint some flowers, or a canoe or something, and these little canvases are a fun way to experiment.

This is actually a 1 x1 inch painting. I did another that I will post soon of a 2 x 2 " paintings.


Gidget is a sign of balance in my life.

When I last posted, I had just finished 3 commissions. They were all rejected. I thought something was wrong, that perhaps I lost the grace that I feel while painting.

And I realized I had slipped from my purpose. I was spending too much time being angry rather than a conduit of creativity, so I quit the community board I was on.

The decision was a little harder than that; I did feel I had made a commitment and I struggled over it. But, what really got me was the lack of time I felt and the feeling that I should be doing something more productive.

As a reward for getting more time, I bought a bike, which I have taken out on a few fair weather spins. But, what's more important is that I am painting again, and liking it. The bonus is that ,folks who have asked for commissions are liking the paintings.

I feel on the right path again.