Friday, October 26, 2012

George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

- George Eliot

Today would be a great day to start! DO SOMETHING today to symbolize your commitment to your dream. Do something, anything, it doesn't have to be huge, just a simple step towards your dream.

If you want to be an artist, buy a sketch pad. If you want to be a writer, get a journal. If you want to be an interior designer go the library and check out a few books on color or pick up some free paint samples at the hardware store. If you want to be a fashion designer make some rough sketches of your ideas and visit a fabric store for inspiration. 

Stop procrastinating and making excuses and take that first step.  Before you know it you will be at the second step and on your way. If you are already on your way, try something new. It is possible that your road should be a two lane freeway with a few turns in it. 

I challenge you to invest in yourself and your dream.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Saint Francis of Assisi

Start by doing what is necessary then do what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible

- Saint Francis of Assisi

This has recently become my most favorite quote ever. Love it, love it, LOVE it! It is a true reminder for every artist at every possible location of their journey. It eliminates every excuse that we might make. So let’s start and just keep going!

Black on Black.....

I wanted to design these two textured paintings to compliment a canvas print of “Dancers from the Dutch Dance Theatre Perform During Dress Rehearsal in the Bulgarian Capital Sofia” by Gert Weigelt. It is a very unique photograph. The objective was to increase the wall space of the art print by complimenting it and not competing with it. I was inspired by Carol Nelson’s texturing technique and decided to create these two pieces in black only. I am extremely pleased with the result.

Gert Weigelt, a classical professional dancer, studied photography and then established himself as a professional dance photographer. Among many of his artistic accomplishments he has photographed all 38 plays by Pina Bausch and the Wuppertal Dance Theatre since 1975. I am fascinated with his work, especially his nudes. He photographs the dancers as living sculptures, capturing the movement of the dancer’s muscles and the intensity of their art form. He is a remarkable talent. As I looked through some of his pieces, I find myself repeating truly stunning, stunning, just truly stunning.