Something To Be…

Something To Be Said
Posted on Sep 10, 2010

The longer I live the more I’m amazed
How folks get hooked on the latest craze
I want to get away from all the hassles
But I’m a little burned out on castles
Guess it’s that time again
time to be free again.
There’s something to be said about Airstreams
A rolling home made out of silver
There’s something to be said about Airstreams
Aww who’da thought art, was a trailer.
Over the hill, a paper sack
I want me a big ol’ Cadillac
to haul all my demons and dreams and
listen to silence
maybe I’ll stop in Needles
say hello to my people.
(Chorus)
Bridge:
When the sun hits her right,
She’ll blind you with her light
a beacon of royalty, ooooh
Yeah she’s like a Van Gogh
or an old Picasso
oh what a sight to see

Song by Shelby Lynne

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Put a little love in your life on Valentines Day!

Put a little love in your life on Valentines Day!

My began with an email from my sweet husband (welcome to the tech world), followed by Yoga (I took Chocolate for my class), and then a nice run/walk on the beach with Rusty, my Bernese Mountain Dog. He thought that was pretty nice!

Off to my studio to do a little TRX and then paint. Dinner with husband tonight, so all in all a pretty nice Valentines Day.

Hope yours is even better!! Rusty at the Be

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Shining Through

Shining Through

Imagine the sun slipping through the gray clouds with a little glimmer of gold on the roof tops.

It is fun to try different things.

When I was in the same painting class/group for twelve years, the lead painter/instructor was always telling me what I could do and what I should not do. Now that I no longer go to that painting session, I feel the freedom of feeling good about trying a lot of different things without someone trying to put a stop to my experimentation.

I realized when I left the class and walked by this persons new studio/gallery that all the paintings looked alike and that mine were mini replicas of the artists work.

At that moment in time, walking with my youngest son, who pointed out the same thing I realized I could make my own educated choices about what worked and what did not work (for me)

For an artist it is important to sell your work so you can sort of make a living, but it is also even more important to feel good about what you are doing.

In my other painting experience I was doing a lot of traveling and bringing in enlarged photos, which I shared with everyone in the group. Later I thought about it and it devalued what I was doing, for there would be four or five paintings of the same scenario, that photo I shared with the group.

Sometimes it takes doing and looking back later to realize you learned all you could from that situation and it is time to look forward.

If you look closely at this painting, there is gold leaf attached to the oil paint, and if you look even closer you will see more drawing on the clouds. I love sketching and this painting combines those two loves.

Hope you like it.

www.dianakingsley.net

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Time to start using those paint brushes again.

Time to start using those paint brushes again.

Spent about three hours in my newly reorganized studio. My youngest son moved into his own apartment and got my entire studio back last weekend. It took me two days to get it the way I want to use and I would still like to add another window. Need to figure out how to actually sell more work rather than just paint more work.

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