Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Know Thy Purpose and Be willing to Work your Pa-tu-Tey off!

No. 15 She Speaks For Herself
   It was a good thing we got away for a day because since then we have been working our pa-tu-tees off. This time of year we still have hay to bale and now, we have fields to prepare for planting, and then the actual planting, plus we sell seed to other farmers. Super busy time. I am chief PLANTER because I like it so much and because I sleep with the boss. I use the new tractor with the GPS (the tractor drives itself- no kidding)and even though it's slow and monotonous for most, for me - it's heaven because I can listen to a book all day and daydream about painting while I work and planting makes big bucks for the farm. Art supplies don't grow on trees and neither do trips to Italy!!
   I had this painting in mind where I could make a hoodie and build the texture up and use some of my doodles and bright orange and anyway.. today I got to bring her to life. I wish you could see the original - I think all the textures and colors are scrumptious.

AND GUESS WHAT's IN THis BOX???

MY FIRST PRINTS!! real prints photographed by a professional photographer and printed on archival paper with archival inks!!!
Kelly Rae Roberts also did me (I'm sure not just me) a huge favor and put her e-book on sale for 24 hours and I grabbed it up and have been devouring the generous information she shares about how to go about this whole confusing art business.
This is not an easy course to navigate. People invest big bucks and lots of years to learn these things in art school and I'm learning that I have to earn my way into this world and do the work if I'm going to be a success (in my 70s! remember).
Even though I love learning new things- I do get whiny about the HARD work of it sometimes. I WANT TO GO TO MY GRAVE and not be a lazy thinker and letting everyone else do my thinking for me. But I get that it gets harder. And we give up our power slowly but surely if we don't fight like CRAZY WARRIOR WOMEN to be strong and brave, and forever learners. If you're in your 50s or beyond, can I hear an AMEN?

15 comments:

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Prints, OMG, that is so exciting. Good on you.

You're right, it's not an easy course to navigate, this entry into the art world. I often wonder if it's easier if you've been to art school, but I imagine it has it's own set of barriers and hurdles.

So, should we be expecting news of an Etsy shop soon then?

Jennifer Richardson said...

AMEN!!!!!
Relate I do:)
-Jennifer

simplyred said...

AMEN!! Preach it, sister!!

Kimmie said...

you are very hard working! congratulations!

Nancy said...

CRAZY WARROR. WOMEN.......yes yes yes. I am there and believe me others love to take your power if you will let them......

The new girl is beautiful just like the rest........the one you showed as a print....I want one......I love that one......

I am so proud of you.....what courage you have girlfriend......

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Diane said...

Oh yeah, Amen--love this post!

Buffy said...

Your prints came out gorgeous. Were they expensive? Also love your new girl. She's beautiful and I love the background too.

Bren said...

Amen sister! I hear you and appreciate what you're saying. Love your new girl with all your texturing, she will look wonderful framed and as a print :-) Speaking of which, can I just say the prints in their wide matts look super great, very professional. Love how you have invested in yourself, given your art a place not only in your life but making a place for it in the world.

Rebecca Anthony said...

How exciting, your prints look amazing!! Your newest piece is so soft and lovely. It's really beautiful!!

tinman8 said...

The new print is beautiful. I really like the affirmations you attach (work into)to your paintings and I think that is a great idea to continue.

Kelly Berkey said...

i'm 43 but you are still getting and AMEN from me! love your art and you are an inspiration! i want to paint until i die and look forward to retiring and spending my days at my easel.pure.bliss!

Diana said...

I say Amen!

I'm a Kelly flyer, too! Looks like your moving right along.

Linda said...

amen, lovely... this is very exciting ... xx

Poetic Artist said...

Prints and I refuse to say that I am 50...So I am saying AMEN to thinking 39. LOL..
The girls, what a journey for you.