I just finished another “headshot” of a great looking dog. These small acrylic on canvas paintings are a challenge, even tho the end result looks so simple! Find out more by visiting bellacompany.com
Sometimes it’s tough to get started in the day and then, the day just slips by and nothing much happens. I don’t feel like doing anything…and nothing gets done! It’s raining and grey. I could and should be jumping for joy. We’ve had a couple of years of very dry weather and all this rain really is good. Now that its early afternoon, I could almost continue to do nothing. Is doing nothing good for the soul? I hope so…this short blog is about all I’ve accomplished!
I’m not sure how many actually read this blog, but an interesting conversation might be: “how doing nothing is good for the soul”! What kind of treasures do you find in a day of day dreaming and aimless wandering around?
Fall seems like a good time to take a breath. It’s not hot, and it’s not cold. The sun comes in at a slant and lights up all the summer dust in every room of the house. Papers and drawings are just lying around waiting to be organized. It’s a mess!
As a small business owner, I’m pulled in many directions. There is management of Bellacompany and the t-shirts and caps and on-line customers, and then there is also working on paintings! Today I reviewed all of the stories and photos I received last fall for our “Give Me That Dog” project. I did manage to complete 10 stories and paintings and we did publish a small book, called “A Chair for Helen”. We also auctioned off some of the paintings on our facebook after giving the story teller first dibs! In my imagination, these projects are never as complicated as they turn out, but I think the end result was worth the work!
I always imagine that I can accomplish a lot more in a little bit of time than is even realistic. That’s where my imagination hits the wall of time available (sometimes called reality)! There are quite a few great stories and pictures in a folder waiting for my attention. It feels good to get the files all straightened up and review the future work to do. I hope to get back to this in January of 2012! Winter is a much better time to do studio work.
Meanwhile, my original goal in creating this blog was to talk about some of my favorite artists!. Call this my reminder blog!…or, my nag blog. I know if I write it down, it will happen sooner or later! If I don’t write it down, whatever project I have in mind will just probably not get done anytime soon.