That's a new sunflower painting in my gallery window. I made three of them and hung them in the window at the first of the month, along with pillows and bags that I had decorated with sunflowers and everything has sold except one painting!! Every month since June has been amazing except August.Thank goodness for my wine and paint classes- they've helped keep me on goal even during a notorious dead month (August) for merchants in Roswell.
Thank you Roswellites and my sweet friend, Pam, who travels for two hours to take a class. I love seeing people create something that they originally thought they couldn't. I love seeing creatives that had put their brushes away, get them out again, because a simple painting has jump-started their art again.
My drawing is still coming along and I'm practicing with more fervor than ever since I someday want to teach fine art classes, not just fun art.
"The best painting comes out of compulsions and obsessions, out of deep love or hate, out of intellectual or emotional involvement with something that lies outside the painting itself. - Edward Betts
I'm still thousands paintings away from 10,000 paintings, still 4 years away from 10 years of everyday, consistent work but I am still on track. And if you knew me, you would know that not wavering is a huge personal sacred success for me.
I think the most fulfilling thing, even beyond being able to pay the bills and keep my own gallery profitable, is seeing and hearing and being with other artists and hopeful creatives, and inspiring and spurring one another on to be our best selves.
Come by and see me at Main Street Arts, right downtown on Roswell's Main Street.
Yes, I know, it's unbelievable. Even a bad day, is a good day in a open studio in an art gallery!