Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hanging Paintings for Show - A Painted House A Day

Today I hung my paintings, for...

I took all 183 little houses, painted on canvas, plus eight new larger house theme paintings and drove them to Salado Winery

It is a bittersweet feeling,
After almost one year of working on this art challenge/project it is coming to it's final stage. It also very rewarding to know that I completed my goal and I am excited to share them with my community.

Here is a sneak peek into my show!

Monday, November 17, 2014

What Will You Create Today?

Hello Art Bloggers!
Thanks for stopping by.
My post today is inspired by the following quote...I found in an art magazine over the weekend, while sipping coffee at my local book store.
Make Something Every Day!

Sounds easy, Right?
Not so much...With the realities of everyday life and So many things that can get in the way. So, how can we create something everyday?

For myself, the following tips seem to help me in carving out some creative time.

* Create a Designated Space for Creating

My studio space is in the "dining room."

* Start Small...even 10 Minutes a Day to work on Creating...can get Your Creative Juices Flowing

* Find Your Inspiration!...Where Do You Find Yours?

*Set a Goal...
Maybe you will finish five small drawings in two weeks...Or One Painting in a month...Working a little bit each day.

A Work in Progress

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono

I would love to hear about your creative process...please feel free to leave comments on this blog.



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

House #73 - Coffee House 6

A Painted House A Day
House #73
Coffee House 6

"If light is in your heart you will find your way home. " --Rumi

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

House # 1 - Yellow House & A Painted House A Day Thoughts

I am up to 59 Art Houses today!
Some days I feel that this project is becoming tedious and I wonder how and if I will be able to paint ALL 183 houses...I must be crazy! But each day I complete a house and post it here on my blog, I feel so happy that I created art for the day and it helps me to continue to push myself in regards to my art. I also stay focused in knowing how much fun it will be to share these houses in the final show and to have them hanging in homes around the world (I can dream big:)

This little yellow house was my first house in my art challenge.  It has been sold in my pre sales and will be going to a new home after my art show when all 183 paintings are completed...sometime this winter.
I am thinking that this yellow house may turn into a series at some point in this project.  More yellow houses will be fun. This house was done with a process using a hard molding paste and a hand made paper stencil.  This technique creates a semi - relief effect. I really like the texture this creates.
I am thinking - more yellow houses with this technique in a variety of sizes.
Check back to see more!

"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works;  if from the head, almost nothing. " --Marc Chagall

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

House #38 - Garden Cottage 3

A Painted House A Day
House #38
Garden Cottage 3
April 30th, 2014

"I love spring anywhere,  but if I could choose I would greet it in a garden. "
--Ruth Stout

I have painted three art houses in the Garden Cottage Series. I think this series may go on for a while...I am enjoying it and  find that I am needing to write my many ideas down. I am posting all three Garden Cottage houses together.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

House #35 Southwest 7

A Painted House A Day
House #35
Southwest 7
April 27th,  2014

I couldn't find a qoute I liked about "home," to go with this Art House.
But this qoute sums it up for me of why I am doing this project,  A Painted House A Day.

"You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don't have to be.  Just create to create.
Create to learn a bit more about yourself. " --Frederick Terral