Monday, August 1, 2011

New Blog - New Idea

There are a ton of ideas that float through my mind, and I'll try to share some with you, the audience, all two of you!  LOL!!

For an artist, showing up to work, in a way that allows others to see you working, is the biggest challenge.  Most artists WORK!  Most work everyday, but because making art is mostly an individual and not a collaborative effort, it's difficult for the public to realize WORK has been done.  It's often difficult for even the artist's family to realize that WORK has been done.  We need to get better at showing and telling and listening and learning.  This blog is here to help me do exactly those things.  If you could use a little encouragement, inspiration, advice and a good laugh or two, join me over the next few months while I work on my issues. 

I love Arizona, and love to paint her many personalities.  I love her in the morning when the light is just peaking over the mountains, and at high noon, when the sun blisters, sears and bleaches everything.  I love her at sunset when you want the sun to stay just a couple of seconds longer so you can see that gorgeous sky.  I love the nights when the stars hang over your head and the moon lights up the horizon.   I've been having this love affair for forty plus years, and I'm hoping that God will allow me a few more.  Enjoy your day.