Am I an Artist?

art supplies

Why is it so hard to label myself as an artist? I want to be an artist. I certainly have the paraphernalia of one. I paint. I have sold my artwork.  But saying I am an artist is exceedingly difficult to say out loud. It seems odd, but I don’t think it is that unusual.  I think in part it is that I am still a beginner in this endeavor, but it is also more…

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Work in progress

  I am pleased with how she is coming along. Not quite sure what color her dress will be. I first thought a turquoise blue but I think that would blend in too much with the background.  This image is much greener than the original. Maybe a color that will pop against the background. What do you think?  I have not painted in a while. It feels so good. Soothes my agitated soul. 

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Forgetting to Create

I haven’t done squat creatively for weeks. And the last couple of weeks I have felt really off. Of course, we had a few things going on: Move from Cheyenne, Wyoming to St. Vrain State Park, Colorado. Phil flew to Michigan to take care of some things and bring back the van. The day after he drove 1,200 miles back to Colorado, we hit the road to drive 892 miles down to Cottonwood, Arizona, boondocking…

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Sharing My Art Is Scary

yart show

I woke up in the middle of the night last week feeling sick. I was dreaming about the YART sale coming up the following week and my stomach literally hurt at the thought of sharing my art with people I don’t know. I am an adult. I don’t like not being good at whatever I do. This art thing has pushed just about every button I have. Because I am once again a beginner. There…

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New Projects

Painting this evening. This is a background for something. Not sure what yet.     I think this one may be done.  I’ll let it sit a few days to see if it is truly done.   

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Art Project 15

Today was a short travel day – only about two hours. But it was also a socializing day, as we spent time with good friends – some old, some new. We also had to fit in a trip to Michael’s to check out some fresh art supplies. Between all that, there just wasn’t much time or energy for creating artwork, but I started a background anyway on a 9 x 12 watercolor sheet. I have…

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Art Project 14

Project 14 - 9

This started with a 6 x 8 canvas board that I had put a background on yesterday. I wanted to follow a tutorial I found in an old painting magazine on painting flowers. I find myself returning to floral shapes repeatedly, so I would like to increase my skill in painting them. So I forgot to talk because I was busy listening to music on my headphones. Oops. At this point, I just wasn’t feeling…

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Art Project 12

Got home around 6 in the evening from a fun day with Jema & Helene. Decided to paint even though it was a bit late. I just felt like it. So I hauled all the supplies out and selected a 9 x 12 water color paper to play on. First layer. I ended up with this. Next step – to the scanner.

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Art Friday Project 11

I began the morning by thinning out my art supplies. One of my baskets of stuff – that is the best word for it – or maybe supplies would be better – had gotten so heavy I found myself reluctant to pull it off the shelf. This was yet another small preventative to me doing my art. I need to have my supplies easy to retrieve, otherwise it is just too hard to think about…

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