Wednesday, June 03, 2009

working, working, working....

Since my son is currently attending a "kindergarten academy" to prepare him for kindergarten, (I could digress here about how odd I think this even exists...but I'll just leave it at that.) I am getting a taste of what life will be like starting in the Fall, full time. Yesterday I completely cleaned and rearranged the basement, and this morning at the unheard of hour (for me) of 7:30 am, I finished up cleaning up my studio. After painting this morning for awhile, I moved into actually fooling around with this blog a bit. I would like to get back into blogging for many reasons, but have been a little slow on the uptake. I think in three days time (that's how many days H. has gone to school) I have figured out that "energy" and "work ethic" and "desire" all seem to have something to do with my getting my butt out of bed at an early hour. Who would have thunk it? Not me, apparently.

The whole "social networking" thing can be a bit irritating occasionally... I mean, it seems like it takes more time to do things like blogging, and Facebook, and updating shops, etc. than it takes to actually paint or create something. I'm sure anyone who is reading this that is also an artist, can appreciate what I am saying. But regardless of how introverted I can be about my art, or what my art means to me...the actor in me always knows that we create to show to an audience. The trick is being willing to hear the bad with the good. The thing I've noticed though, is that blogging can also help my creativity levels...like give me goals...as long as I don't let the thought that I have to participate in challenges and the like take over my thought processes. It seems to be a careful balance for me.... So that said....

I have a lot of thoughts rumbling around that I would like to share about art...and get opinions on...but for now, with my blog, I would like to have a sort of "do over". I suppose to really start a clean slate I should consider deleting all old posts...but then I wouldn't have them to look back on, and I do believe that blogging ultimately is just another fancy word for journaling. It's always good to go back and revisit things occasionally, after all.

But in the interest of "starting at the beginning" with this blog, which I primarily consider a place to share my art and my feelings about it, as well as other people's art....I will share pictures of my newly cleaned and set up studio space! I had to move it from where it was because I found I abosolutely had to have windows. I can't believe I actually tried to set up a studio space without windows the last time I went through this....


View from the doorway...


would you believe it's clean? It really is!!!


I just put the goofy record player on here...it might not stay...but I have plenty of albums to play!


I really do know exactly where everything is! This is a cabinet that I remember being in my nursery when I was a baby...very sentimental am I. Inspiration on the walls...and a couple of paintings I'm working on.



My son painted this. It is, of course, my favorite!


7 comments:

heronkate said...

Hi, I like your blog, great photos of the studio, yeah, that painting by your son is awesome, don't you wish you had that total spontanaety, I sure do...
I'll follow your blog, I'm a Vast member too...

Alissa said...

Look at that! It's amazing what can be accomplished without the pitter patter of little feet in the house.

Jennifer Lommers said...

Love the pics of your working space!

Julie B said...

Thanks for sharing your studio space with us! I hope that having a bit more time to yourself will inspire you to keep blogging and creating!

Anonymous said...

yeah, he looks like the true genius in the family

Kathleen said...

Fun space - love your son's paintings - I have my grandkids' paintings in my space =) and some of my mom's - great for inspiration.

Miriam said...

I can only assume that "Anonymous" is my husband....fits his "sense of humor". ;)