Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Collaging Into the Night

After a day and night of creating I thought it would be good to take a break.
Getting ready for an exhibit, show or art sale takes it's toll on my brain and body. I still believe that art can heal and it does have restorative powers. I am living proof. Creating all day and into the night does an over load though. It's like taking too much of your medication. The prescribed amount is what should be ingested. I think I over indulged. I went to bed late and woke up with a headache, fuzzy in the brain and feeling dehydrated. Art hangover? Things could be worse. So I'm drinking more water today an not spending all day and night in the studio. But the hair of the dog and all that.
So...back to work creating for the Gypsy Sister's art sale that starts on Friday afternoon.  You know Edvard Munch, artist that painted "The Scream"?  Well, that's me screaming until Friday.
Go Create!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Making Some Changes

Updated some links and added some new ones that you all might like to check out. 
Would like your constructive criticism on my new format of the blog.

Infusing Art and Writing

Working with an a coach can get you going. They have fresh eyes. They listen, or they should, to your ideas, hopes and wondering how to put it all together. I have tried a few coaches. Some not so good. I think a coach needs to be patience. I know that one I worked with was a bit quip. But I have found a jewel. She is Laura Bray
We have been working together for a few months and I will say that I am more productive, focus and energized to get my artwork completed and participate in the shows and art sales that I am interested in.

I will be participating in a show that I have attended for many years. It is Gypsy Sisters and their brothers. I always wanted to be a part of this group and now I am. Our art sale will be Dec. 2, 2011. 4-9pm. Dec. 3, 10am-7pm and Dec 4, 10am-5pm. We will have the basement area of the United Church of Christ in Claremont, CA.  233 W. Harrison Ave. 
Hope you can come by. There will be 30 artists with some of the most wonderful art.
And if you are wondering if hiring a coach is a good idea, I'd say yes. Just make sure that you shop around. If it is someone that does not ask you what you want to do or has their own ideas for you then they will not work for you and what you want to accomplish.
Happy Creating!