Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Overthinking and Throwing Paint Around

I saw this on Facebook this morning and wished I'd had it yesterday! Yep! I had one of those "what was I thinking selling my art!?!" moments and then went into a small meltdown.

See, the entire business side of selling art is not a strength of mine. I'm not good with numbers or money and legal jargon is frightening. Fortunately I have great friends who love and support me and are way smarter than I am in these areas. I sent out a few messages to them and asked for help and now I'm feeling much better.

Of course, I also did this and it worked wonders!
Throwing paint around and seeing where it lands is always a good thing!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Art of PerfectShun

I thought I would share why this became the name of my art blog and business. You may or may not know that I, like many others, have struggled with perfectionism.


any of various doctrines holding that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable.
a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything   less.

Over the  years, I've grown and let go of that though it still rears its ugly head now and again. The latest area that it appeared in is my art. Rather than go down that path again, I embraced making mistakes, being sloppy, and generally shunning trying to get it perfect and simply enjoy the art of creating! The name is a continual reminder to shun the impossible pursuit of perfection and just enjoy the creative journey!

I don't have to be a da Vinci, van Gogh, Monet or a Cassatt but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the process or the product of my artistic  endeavors.
And neither should you! So grab some paint, a pencil, or even crayons and join me in the art of perfectshun! 

Let's throw some paint around and see where it lands!

Cherry Blossoms 
2.5x3.5 watercolor

Friday, July 11, 2014

I'm back...well sort of

Its been a really long time since I added thing to this blog but it doesn't mean I forgot about it. I've debated (maybe still am debating) about abandoning it, switching to another platform, etc. For now, I am just going to stay put right here. Too many new things at one time is a bit much I think.

I just checked! ITS BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR???!!! WOW!

So what have I been doing? We retired, vacationed, settled dd3 in CO with her siblings nearby, bought a second home in Hawaii, updated it, moved in it, took a trip back to the mainland, got a new puppy, created a business plan for my art and began on a new adventure with that! I will add updates as things get formalized! Its pretty exciting!

I do have some new pieces to share as well but first....this is Maiko our new maltese puppy! Her full name is Maiko K

New Art: Just a sampling of somethings I've done in the past few months.

This is my friend's bench she found and asked me to paint on for her. Yes its in her living room for now! *L*
This old apron had been hanging around for a log time and I got bored one day. You gotta be careful leaving stuff just sitting around!

Finally, this is part of a series that I am getting ready for next spring and the local cherry blossom festival. (watercolor)

I've got TONS more to share but need to make some final arrangements before I share details! In the meantime please be sure to check out my BRAND NEW FACEBOOK page! And "like" it!