This week I've been making art like it's nobody's business! Some of it I have shared here or there but lately I feel really private about what I'm putting out into the world. For the last week I've been painting every single day! And while not everything has turned out to my liking, at the same time I'm feeling a whole new resolve to grow as an artist. One thing I've noticed by creating every day, the drama level in my home has reduced considerably. I'm the kind of artist who unfortunately needs drama, so when I bring the drama to the watercolor paper it is just the right kind of passion and fury that I need to get through the day.
I have a shit ton of old work in storage and am looking at getting it over here within the next couple of months. Then it's time to go through everything. I have this devious plan to rework old paintings that didn't turn out. I'm also itching to offer my work to the public again in some way, whether that be for sale or to show. Honestly I still don't feel ready to be a part of a show, for some reason I keep putting it off. I discovered a website called Art Guide, which has tons of calls for artists. At first I was full of possibility that maybe I should start getting my work out there. I just want my collection to be worthy to show, if that makes sense. At any rate it's coming up to time when I will be getting my work out into the world in some way.
I'm feeling ready to take my portraits to the next level! Last night I did a drawing of Rising Appalachia and I realized that I've finally hit a brick wall and am not growing as an artist. So I'm on the lookout for a good portrait class to take, something that has a creative edge. I'm also hoping it will be affordable enough that I can sign up within the next couple of weeks. If anyone has a recommendation for a great portrait class, let me know in the comments below, I would really appreciate it!
To anyone who has read this far in the post, I just want to say thank you for visiting the blog! I heart you! Have a beautiful day creating and living the creative life in your own way.