For The Love Of Art…

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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!!!

29 responses »

  1. wow- how do you find the time for all those classes at once?I’m taking Rachel’s class as well and with having to feed my cats, can barely keep up ! (But then again I am photoshop challenged.

    But I too love to learn…would love to take a year off to just take art classes…..

  2. Wow – three courses at once!! That’s some commitment!
    I am like a kid in art stores too. Our UK equivalent is probably HobbyCraft – a big warehouse with a bit of everything in. I always go in intending to buy one thing and come out with about 10!!

  3. WOW Mary!! 3 fabulous courses and lots of art to be made. Your ART enthusiasm is contagious. Can’t wait to see your creations and hear more~ fun post~ thanks for sharing… hugs~vaLerie

  4. Wow, that’s a lot of classes, have fun with them all. Thanks for the little peak inside your studio. I always enjoy seeing what other people’s creative corners look like. See you in HSHB.

  5. I know what you mean about escaping to the studio…we are so lucky to have that place to go and play and dream about playing!! Enjoy your time in yours! And best of luck with your business of art classes!!!

  6. Wonderful! I love e-courses…just not enough money at the moment to take too many. I am taking Body Restoration with Brave Girls Club.

    Happy arting!! Love your blog look…did you create the banner??

  7. This is a wonderful post – I am having such a fun time looking around your blog too! (And wowwee – look at that stack of books! Hee hee)

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. Thanks for the wordle link a few posts down – I’m definitely going to give that a try 🙂

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