I took the day to spend in my Art Studio and redid a painting I did last year. Purple was my favorite color for many years and I always put it in paintings. I took the purple out of this one, replaced it with my new neutral – Gray. I defined the flowers a little more with oil crayons and feel the result is much more successful. It really seems to pop!
While I was in the studio, I wanted to paint something new for my entry, as I had repainted the wall and redid the wood. Originally it was fence wood, unpainted with purple on the wall. The new look is shown below, so I think my new painting will be perfect. I had one I was going to use that I was showing at Interiors of Edmonds, but when I called to pick it up for a photo shoot, I found out it had been sold.
So I think this new 30″ x 40″ will work well.
Sometimes knowing you have something coming gets the creativity flowing. Our beach home is going to be featured in West Sound Home and Garden magazine this summer, so I wanted something fun to be on the entry wall. By jove, I think I got it.
Since I am always making something for someone else, I decided it was time for some new Potholders for my own lovely kitchen. Making these reminded me of years ago when I was determined to make the perfect crepe. I made one; I made two; I made 20, I threw the pan across the room and the 21st attempt produced the first perfect crepe.
My temper has mellowed and throwing away the first three or four potholders did not produce the effect of picking up my sewing machine and wanting to throw it and/or using a variety of swear words to express my feelings.
As you grow older, you know eventually you will make it work or not and move on without extreme emotional responses.
That is where I feel I am in my life right now. Retirement sounded good at the time, but two years later I miss the challenges and successes of working. I miss producing income on a solid basis and I miss more interaction with people of all backgrounds. Having finished my Phd, I miss the challenge of the classes and researching and writing papers and I wonder what next in this life?
There must be more to life than making Potholders for fun??
Just for fun, and not really original, but trying to come up with some ideas for a friend of mine that might open a Vintage store.
Sometimes I think it doesn’t matter what we draw, it only matters that we are putting ink or pencil to paper and drawing.
When I was younger for some reason I decided I really didn’t love blue or yellow, but as I have grown my art in my life I notice those two colors appear in my work more and more.
Ever wonder what attracts us to certain shades or tones and what ones do we not venture toward.
Purple and olive green always catch my attention in clothing stores, but looking at art my eyes don’t toward any particular color just beautiful composition and talent.
What catches your eye? What is your favorite color and do you know why?