Sunday, January 24, 2010

EURIKA !!!!! I'm Painting Again.... YEAH !!

It looks like the spell has been broken! Browsing through the world wide web one day last week and got zapped by inspiration. A new idea took hold and I ran to the closet to find my favourite SHOES.... yes... I said shoes!!!!

Did you know that your shoes evoke memories of where they' ve been and for what occasion they were purchased and where they danced or had lunch.... they even tell you how you felt when you slipped them on and they know exactly what other garments accompanied them on the journey.

SHOES.... they have their own story.

I'm timidly attempting to portray my shoe storey in a series of foot fetish portraits. They deserve it. I've started with the ultimate favourite....... the Red Velvet Stilettos !

Here's a sneak preview....... the photo is a little shiny but you get the drift.

Who knew I had such a relationship with my shoes.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Still Facing the "Blank Canvas Block"

Hopefully it won't be too much longer..... but I'm still suffering from "Painter's Block" .... it's actually very painfull and I do wish it would end soon

I've been cleaning up the studio...... ie... sending pounds of paper to the recycling bin!!!! All the old sketches, drawings, ideas, etc. they are now in the bin waiting for the preverbial recycle man to show up and take them away...... only to make room for more sketches (hopefully) and to start the whole cycle over again!!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

In Need of Inspiration, Movitvation, Creativity, ETC...

Can't seem to get myself back to the easel...... been doing some sketching but just have a mental block for some reason!
Last year was pretty rough with family illnesses and I stopped painting in the early summer.
I had just assumed that I would jump right back in to the two large canvases sitting unfinished in the studio.... NOT SO !!!!
Oh dear....
This maple leaf is a little ACEO I did awhile back... 2.5" x 3.5" watercolour

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Throw out the Tree and put the baubles away !!!!

Another Christmas packed away in the boxes and put under the stairs. The house always looks a little strange without the ribbons, cards, ornaments galore and garland hanging from anything that doesn't move... :)

All this decluttering has been catching on...... I've been clearing out the studio file drawer to make room for everything that got filed on top of the desk..... also need to clean out the art club binders to make room for this year's new projects and agendas.