Saturday, March 27, 2010

busy, busy

This week is spent entertaining guests and enjoying family, it is fun but a bit tiring. I am working on embracing the moment and having a good time because soon the days will be back to normal. Spring break after this, doing a road trip and visiting friends, again fun and tiring. :)
Still working through my creative block. Actually got a sale yesterday, feels good to move a piece to a good home.
Sharing another quote from a friend, she was sharing stories to try to encourage me through my slump, "my second favorite artist story is about how Picasso learned to draw by being forced by his father to draw pigeons' feet all the time... then one day, after concentrating on the feet for so long, he went and drew an entire pigeon. when he showed it to his father, his father told him he had no more to teach him, & he should just keep going!" thanks Jerise. See the post below for her favorite story and link to her fantastic shop.
Picture of my sold painting above.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So my creative slump still hasn't lifted, but I am working to climb out of it and I know one day it will lift and there will be artistic light again. I have received encouragement from many great artist friends of mine, who I admire both for their work and as just nice people. One such artist, Jerise, wrote me this today
"Do you know the story about the emperor and the artist? the emperor went to a famous artist and asked him to draw a rooster, because the emperor loved roosters. the artist told him to go away & come back in five years. when the emperor returned five years later, he found the artist sitting. he asked him for the rooster. the artist took out a sheet of paper, and in less than a minute drew the most wonderful rooster and gave it to the emperor. the emperor asked him, if he could do it in one minute, why did he ask him to wait?? the artist said, "it took me five years to learn to do this."