I am an early riser. I really do have a hard time sleeping in, regardless of how late I stay up. 8am this morning- I am up. Per usual, I get up and start my day…but the mix of the early start and the blah weather brought spurts of productivity. (Right...randomness at casa de Gironda....Mackie thinks he can fit in this box. I didn't have the heart to tell him otherwise. It doesn't have much to do with art, but it was pretty cute.) ...uh, I digress...this is what my morning was like...easily distracted...
I don’t know where the time goes…all of a sudden its 12pm and the new canvas is set up on the easel. I must say, it felt like Christmas morning taking the wrapping off of the canvas, it is a bit of a chore since it is larger than I have been working…30x40 to be exact. Grabbed my pencil and my Sharpie marker and just started drawing…pretty soon I had the beginnings of a tree. And somewhere along the way the word LOVE appeared on my tree. Then I stopped around 1pm…at some point I sketched out a few designs on some small canvases (posted farther down) ...and now here it is 8pm and that canvas is still in the sketch phase…not a scrap of paint on the surface.
But I did do some art-related things today, the usual trip to Michael’s (I insist that I do NOT need a reason to go there…) and…oh yeah, WE LAUNCHED TIPSY ART TODAY! Yes! Now that is where some of the day went. It feels great to have set out a little over a month ago and today make that idea and reality. The website is live, the Facebook page is ready….sure, we will add some things to both, but it’s really there. Don’t believe me? Go to www.tipsyart.com. It is for real. We did it!
(Right) A few little things I quickly sketched out...will be examples for the T'Art site at a later date....
Preparing for the week…Halloween tomorrow, my favorite holiday…gotta get ready for FAEA conference in St. Petersburg, I can’t wait to see the new Salvador Dali Museum…but I know my mind if going to be on this new painting…my eyes living in each shape, wondering what colors will live there…and where this work will take me. I love this feeling…inspiration.
My friend, fellow artist, and muse Jessie posted this on our new web and the truth in the statement haunts me, so I will share it;
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."-Vincent Van Gogh
Yep, it’s kind of like that.
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG