Monday, September 24, 2012

Focus on Painting


Revelation Epiphany Insight Light Bulb - so a very wise person asked me what kind of artwork I liked doing the most and I immediately answered "Painting" then the wise person said so where are your paintings? It slowly dawned on me that's what I love the most but it's what I spend the least amount of time doing. So I opted out of the Holiday Crafts Fair and the chotchky craftsy but still artsy things I was making for it and have decided to change my focus to primarily Painting. Back to where I should be. In art school I was a painter and my first real job was at Hallmark Cards. My portfolio was reviewed and I was accepted to be a Designer. Then just before my start date they realized I only had a 2 year degree instead of the full 4 years so I went to work in a different department. I've been doubting myself ever since then and didn't truly realize it until now. So you will start seeing alot of painting and no more jewelry, bookmaking, assemblage, beadwork, or any other of the countless crafts I've been hiding behind all these years. This is very scary exciting but feels right. The Great Painting Adventure begins now, second star to the right and straight on till morning

Monday, September 10, 2012

Glory Days

Choices always choices with 3 Doors facing you which do you choose? it will make all the difference in your life, one leads to a path not taken, one leads to a path of near destruction and one leads to an Unknown Adventure, always choices and there's no turning back to that crossroad and choosing again, no, oh no, you think you'll just go down this one path for awhile, turn aside from where you are for awhile and then 10 years has got behind you and you missed - who knows what? or sometimes you do know what you missed and much sorrow to it, well one thing is most certain there are No Regrets, no, oh no No Regrets are allowed, look at the choices made, face them clearly and then let them go and walk on down the hall, there's No Regrets allowed. Meanwhile, this is a photo of a piece I did called Three Doors, published in Wire By Design by Barbara McGuire and yes it's really in there, on the next to last page. Check it out sometime, the book is still in print - glory days, glory days and No Regrets, full speed ahead!