getting started…. Where do I start?
Some of you may already know this, but just in case…. I moved in with my Dad July 1st after my Mom passed away.
I came back to Georgia after living in Nashville, TN for 27 years. Leaving behind not only dear, dear friends but also my grown children. Both of my children consider Nashville their home town even though neither was born there.
It has taken me 3 1/2 weeks to get my art studio the way I want it. Well, everything but artwork on the walls. I’m still waiting to hang stuff. It has been months since my creative juices flowed. I don’t remember what month I completed my last piece of art work. It was probably April, or maybe March. No, I’m pretty sure it was April.
It is true that I have been in a state of some depression, which always causes problems with creativity. But, in light of the fact that I have worked diligently to turn my art into a career, I have been concerned that I needed to get down here in this new studio and be creative. I may not be able to create anything that I feel is sales worthy, but it is important to start creating.
My daughter was recently in Chicago and took a photo of the sunrise over the Great Lakes. I decided this photo would be an excellent one to start with. There wasn’t an enormous amount of articulate detail work, so this would be great. Ha! There it sits on my painting table.
Then, when I realized that this was not going to be something I wanted to work on at this point, I found the garden apron I made back in the fall. This apron was humongous. I thought a family of clowns would fit comfortably into my apron.
See, I told you it was ginormous!
I started altering the seams on the side to make it a better fit. I worked on it for a couple of days. Once I felt it was of a more appropriate size, I decided to tie-dye it. I thought it would make a aesthetically more appealing appearance. my disclaimer… I have tie-dyed before very successfully.
OH LOrd! Look what I did!
all that work I put into this apron, and it’s “Ruined!”
( the tie-dye was a complete failure)
So, I got this bright idea that I would find something to draw! Draw, I can do that! Well, I found another seascape, and I started working on it. Ugh!
I don’t know how this got so messy, but it did and then I got frustrated. I just really don’t know what I’m gonna do?
I guess I’m gonna go back to my studio tomorrow and I’m going to pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again!
I looked up the Bottom View Farm in Portland, TN and it is beautiful.
This is going to be a great experience! I am so excited for the opportunity for expansion and growth, for me as a artist, but also for me as a grown up who is willing to throw caution to the wind and go out there into the world to say, ” I am good enough to do this, and I’m willing to take the chance!”
So much to do before I leave, I must go and prepare…..
It is raining! I hope it stops before 4pm, but if not I have an indoor booth. At least getting wet will be minimal!
Ps…. ” Lord, it is raining hard! Whew!
Just a quick not about Friday & Saturday!
I can not begin to express my pure excitement !
I will be in The Chapel, booth # 48.
If you will be in the Portland, TN on March 28th or 29th, please do come by and say hello!
On Friday from 4pm til 8pm I will be offering my drawings and or paintings from Placesnotforgotten half price. This will be a sneak peak exclusive promotion offered only on Friday.