Art. I love it. I love making it. Love looking at it. Love reading art books. Love reading art blogs. Love trying new techniques and finding new supplies that delight me.
I love creating in my studio….such a place of peace and therapy for me. When the world starts to feel like it’s closing in I can escape to my little art studio and paint out all of my frustrations, angers and overwhelm. When I have something to celebrate it’s a place of private haven where I can relax, bask in my joy and paint brightly colored pieces expressing my love and radiant life.
The funny thing about my love of art is that it is all about exploring. I can explore with a new medium. A new class. A new photoshop trick. A new color. A new friend. A new style. I can constantly invent and reinvent. If I don’t like it I can paint over it. I can shade it. I can chuck it and start something new. Then come back to it later and breathe new life into it.
And I love, love, love the art supplies. I’m like a kid in the candy store when I walk into a Hobby Lobby or a Michaels. I want to have one of everything….and two of the things that sparkle!!
Right now, apparently I am obsessed with learning everything I can about not just making art, but the business of art. I am taking three e-classes – Hello Business Hello Soul, The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, and Bloom True by Flora Bowley. I am finding my way as I learn new things about WHY art is speaking to me – heck its not just speaking to me – it is shouting at me to pay attention!!! And I am loving it! Loving it all!!!