Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Aha! I knew that if I played and explored enough around this page, I would eventually find where to post a new blog... Here it is.. If only I could just create paintings and get someone else to do all this technical stuff! Well, like the little red engine,"I think I can, I think I can!" What I want to say is this.... Here it is June 29th, the busiest summer that I can remember.. I live on an island in South Georgia and already since April, we have had six different guests staying at our home at different times... So, you can imagine that there has been little time for painting and even if there was time, the weather has not been cooperating.. It has been the hottest summer in quite a while! Even in all the busyness, I have managed to paint outdoors four times and have taken many, many amazing photographs! And, I think one of the most special things for me is my recent baptism in the ocean, by my pastor-husband! I truly loved it and felt different! This summer seems to be pointing to us that FAMILY is a precious gift that needs to be cherished... We have been blessed to spend time with my family and Mack's and in about a month, we will all gather to see our last child and only son get married to a wonderful woman named Rachel... Oh, How sweet it is! This thing called life!

Monday, June 7, 2010

what to do with all my paintings

I know I was created to paint and paint is what I do every chance I get.. I would think that painting for the artist is like catching THE fish for the fisherman.. It is a treasure hunt... However, I get so caught up in the hunt that I find myself with so many paintings that I don't know what to do with them all.. I spent most of today getting my paintings in frames and hanging them gallery style in my studio so that they will be displayed nicely for the viewer.. Now, for the viewers... I called several of my former customers and invited them to come see old and new paintings at discount-close-out prices... Two precious ladies came and one of them picked five possibilities after she discusses it with her husband.. So, after they left, I wrote notes on an estimate for her five paintings and rearranged the paintings for the next viewer... I must say, I have been back in my studio two times just to look at the beautiful display of my newest art on the walls and my older ones stacked on the floor.. I think I am pretty proud of myself for what I accomplished today... Maybe tomorrow, I can paint.... Maybe, I will find a treasure.... The hunt is on... again....

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