What it says...

I am kinda an obsessive person. I get stuck on things, doing them for a while before kicking them to the curb. Like while I was in college, I would eat chicken and veggie Quesadilla every night  for a few months straight. Now I can't remember the last time I made one. Pinterest is kinda like that for me. I'll check it regularly for a few days and then not use it for weeks. Unlike the Quesadilla, I seem to find my way back to the site. Recently while searching Pinterest I found some great quotes by famous and unknown artists. I liked thinking about them next to my work. Sometimes words aren't the only way to know what it says….

author unknown - credit to Pinterest

author unknown - credit to Pinterest

Kirby - Oil on Canvas - ©2013

Kirby - Oil on Canvas - ©2013

author Igor Babailov - credit to Pinterest

author Igor Babailov - credit to Pinterest

Futuristic Waiting - Oil on Canvas - ©2013

Futuristic Waiting - Oil on Canvas - ©2013

author Pablo Picasso - Credit to Pinterest

author Pablo Picasso - Credit to Pinterest

Just Get Started

Sometimes the hardest part is just starting…. Those were my thoughts recently when considering to go to my Zumba class. I knew that once I was there I would love it and feel great, but it was a struggle to get out the door. Getting started applies to everything really, but I shout it out to my art students and art enthusiast today! 

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The most import thing for a painter to do is keep painting! (really deep I know) But its true. Do you have goals, dreams of success, hopes of showing in a gallery or getting into a juried show? Get started and KEEP painting. Its so easy to let days slip by with out picking up a brush or putting any marks on the canvas. Its easy to let folks pull you into other activities, but maybe its not what you need to be doing. So what is it that is keeping you from the easel. Why aren't you starting?

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Is its the pressure of success that keeps you waiting? Maybe its not knowing how to start, or not having the right supplies, or or or…. I encourage all of you to stop and figure out just what's keeping you from getting started, then make the changes.

Maybe the first step is to just go sit in front of your easel and make a plan. Maybe its to sign up for that art class you've been thinking about or go out and buy that color of paint that ran out. 

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Whatever is holding you back - figure out the road block - and move it.