#1. This is NOT a book about art. Yes, I touch on how my art career has evolved (bio) and why I make art the way I do (Ingredients of My Art) but it is largely my personal development story shared because I felt a calling to do so despite it going against all rational judgement.
#2. There is adult language and situations! I wrote this book as honestly as I could and as if I was having a private conversation with someone close to me.
#3. I am NOT a professional writer. Not a surprise, but needed stating. This is by far the scariest thing I've done for public consumption.
The Holidays created an opportunity to try new things and to reminisce my impressionistic style.
My mom and her hubs went to Italy, so I hijacked a couple of pics from their trip and created these two paintings in the style they prefer.
For my boys, I up-cycled empty casings to create American flags and a University of Tennessee "T". It was a little tricky, but so much fun!
There’s a lot of art out there. Trying to choose just one piece can be daunting. But buying art doesn’t have to be intimidating.
Here’s three simple things you need to know when making a decision.
1. Buy art you LOVE. How do you know if it’s love? You will think about that piece often. It will haunt you until you come back for it. You will mentally hang it on your wall just to see how it looks. You may mentally hang it on several walls just to see how it looks there too. When you buy art you love, it will always have a special place in your heart.
2. Buy ART you love. Don’t buy a piece because it matches your sofa. Don’t buy a piece because it has the trendy color of the month. A close friend of mine is lucky because I have actually re-worked that piece they bought to match their sofas five years ago. They learned the hard way. You don’t have to. Buy art because it evokes emotion in you. Buy art because you can’t stop looking at it. Buy art that inspires you.
3. Buy art YOU love. Seriously. Buy the art YOU love. Not your interior decorator. Not your BFF. Not your mama. Not your papa. You. Buy the art YOU love. If it doesn’t speak to your people, that’s ok. I’ve often found that those same people end up loving the piece too. Either way, it makes a great conversation piece.
Bonus Tip: BUY art you love. Don’t pass it by. Original art is just that, original. There is no other piece just like that one you love. If you let it get away, someone else will take the art you love home with them and they will live happily ever after. Don’t let someone else have your fairy tale. Buy the art you love while it's available.
I've always been an artist, yet only became a collector a few years ago. I love every piece I've ever bought and enjoy telling the story behind each...How I came to acquire it, how I came to know the artist and how the artist explained how he/she created that piece.
My only regrets are the ones that got away.~jk
In order to serve you better, I am in the process of rebuilding my website with a new hosting company.
Unfortunately, years worth of blog posts will no longer be available for your reading and viewing pleasure.
I am doing my best to re-create some of my favorite posts on this new platform. AND I will share a link for my archived blog asap.
Thank you so much for your continued support! I love you guys and appreciate all the inspiration you have given me. xo,
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I use this space to share
-what's on my easel
-the creative process