Friday, September 21, 2012

It's in the Eye of the Beholder (or something like that)

Seeing the reaction of others and hearing their comments when they viewed my art last night was pretty awesome.  I wasn't sure what to expect having so many people, several that I've never met, see my person!  I could pull a Sally Field and say, "You like my art!  You really like my art!"  But it's much more than that. 
It's similar to life, you find what you seek.  Look for trouble, ta-da, trouble is found.  What jumps out at you when looking at art, can be a reflection of you in some way.  I'm not saying to over analyze it.  If you see a tiger, does it mean you're a tiger?  Uh, no.  But what do you notice about the tiger?  Is it calm and worry free like something you're seeking for yourself?  I enjoyed hearing someone refer to the bullfrog as Buddha.  And another woman described the peacock as wise and hinted that the bird was not young, but still had all her color and was full of life.  Anyone within ear shot could have told you that that woman was looking in the mirror. 
As the creator of the art, I know my story behind the images.  I love that people can look at it and see their own tale.  I receive lots of guidance from my work.  I'm thrilled that others enjoy watching my journey through my paintings.

But an animal is missing...
...the kiwi is all ready to go to his new home.
Everyone's Home

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Charleston Artwalk - Sept. 20 (5-8)

I'm so excited to announce that I will be showing my art at White Oak Photography 807 Quarrier St. on Thursday, September 20 (5-8) for the Charleston Artwalk!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Presentation is Everything...

If you love something, it will show.  When we put ourselves into what we are doing, it will be reflected in our "work". 
My son, Gavin, was determined to make THE chicken pot pie of his dreams all by himself.  He did it with fork marks embellishing the crust.  Fabulous!
I put everything into my art when I am creating it.  I can't help but put my feelings into my paintings.  I'm feeling a little stronger and braver lately.  Does it show?   
The Evolving Tiger
The dog wanting to be part of the presentation.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I've Got Your Back

  I started this painting over a year ago after going through some major life changes and learning to stand up for myself. I had sketched the owls one summer day while visiting my family.  The emotions were still raw and I felt stuck.  I put it aside since I didn't want to "mess it up". Those owls have been in my art studio watching me for a very long time.
  After settling in to my life as an intuitve artist, I gained a lot of confidence in myself and my artistic skills.  I also realized there really is no way to "mess up" when you're creating art.  It doesn't have to be a happy accident like good ol' Bob Ross calls it unless that works for ya'...super.  But I think of it as the creation is reflective of your life.  Your art can show you what you're feeling and can teach you some lessons as well.  After I stopped being a perfectionist in my life, my art evolved that way too.  I felt ready to tackle this painting again just this past week. It was so easy to finish, it surprised me! I guess I had to finish learning a few life lessons to call this one "finished". So, why "I've Got Your Back"?  That's one of the many things I see when I look in the eyes of these owls. 

I've Got Your Back