Friday, October 24, 2008

i learned something new today ....

it's always a little surprising when you have a revelation ... an epiphany .... an insight .... a recognition of something new .... 
now ... after that big build up ... the epiphany was petite .... and i maybe already knew it ... i just hadn't said it .... or thought it .... or put it out there as my very own fact .... 

the more you paint ....... the easier it is to paint .... 
the more you paint....... the more the ideas just zip through your brain .... 
the more you paint ....... the easier it is to sit in your studio all day and be highly productive ...

and  ... that said .... 
i have NOT been in a "the more you paint" phase ... and i had a very hard day, art wise ... real world wise, my day was blissful ... rainy day, didn't go anywhere, cute white dog at my feet, hanging out in the studio .... cruising the xm radio stations on the basement computer .... hanging out and doing a lot of cleaning and sorting and sketching and doodling and anything but commiting something to a canvas ..... it was really, really, really weird .....i just didn't have a painting in my soul for the entire morning ... i just dithered and fussed and talked to the dog ... 

side bar: we had baked potatoes with our dinner last night because i ADORE leftover potatoes for lunch ... they're just ok for dinner .... but for lunch? my fave ...... end side bar

so... after a morning of dither and bother and very few dirtied paint brushes ... i stopped for lunch ... and had a loaded baked potato, that, due to the fabulosity of microwaving, turned into a creamy, gooey divine mess of mashedness .... ah ... much better ... 

so, after lunch, i went back to the studio with the intention of finishing a painting before my kids got home from school .... and i did ... 

that's it ..... the flower on a yellow background ... i love that background .... it's all english/french dictionary pages .... i love french ... 

so, because i'd resolved to do a painting, i picked something easy ... but that's ok, right? ... and then ... i got a good go on a next one ... and i hope to finish it tomorrow ... we'll see if i can find the time ... or if i just dither it away! 

so... how 'bout you? had any revelations lately? artistic or otherwise? 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like the bold colors.
what's the french word for flower?
we're potato lovers over here in NC, too!
--Roberta :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

pretty is still pretty even when easy (sometimes especially because of it) and that is a prety, pretty flower. :)

revelation ... on occasion a first attempt is the best it will ever be & that's ok ... artistically speaking.

aimee said...

i totally agree! that goes along with my thought that 'the more i have to do, the more i get done, and the less i have to do, the less i get done'. i don't know why it works out that way, but it does.

a petite epiphany: i love it!

Lucy said...

I definitely agree with your revelation, the more you do-the easier it becomes. My thing is just getting into a routine to make the 'getting it done' part easier.

Love your bold and beautiful flower :)

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

i do love that flower on french...it goes together well, like melted butter on a potato.

i've always said, if you keep on doing what you keep on doing...you'll keep on getting what you keep on getting.

art and blogging. keep on.

Heidi

artmom said...

I have always heard, and subscribe to, as well, that the best often come the easiest..Your fleur is one of the best! Do some more of a similar ilk! very saleable!

see you there! said...

I like it like the size canvas you used , I think the non-standard format is a real part of your creativity.

Darla

Chris said...

What a sunny canvas for a rainy day! Yes, that's a good revelation, too. It's true; the more you do the more you learn the easier to get started, whether in art or writing or fixing a screen door. How has your next canvas been going?

My revelation: that people pretty much make up their minds and they don't need help with that unless they ask.

So next time I explain how reasonable it is to put the recycling out every week instead of every other week, there are also reasons not to, but I already know mine are better. the end.

Have a creative afternoon!

Chris said...

What a sunny canvas for a rainy day! Yes, that's a good revelation, too. It's true; the more you do the more you learn the easier to get started, whether in art or writing or fixing a screen door. How has your next canvas been going?

My revelation: that people pretty much make up their minds and they don't need help with that unless they ask.

So next time I explain how reasonable it is to put the recycling out every week instead of every other week, there are also reasons not to, but I already know mine are better. the end.

Have a creative afternoon!

Kelly said...

i love it! and yes, i agree, the more the do something, the easier it comes to do it and the more productive you become with it. wow, was that profound? :-) and a sidedose of mashed potatoes can never do anything but help.