Thursday, September 13, 2012

September is here! Hooray!

My yearly celebration of having made it through another summer-or maybe more specifically, August. I'm a little late this year, posting it on my blog that is. But I love this song. I love fall. I come alive again in the fall!

It isn't that I don't enjoy any aspect of summer. But I guess I enjoy it like a tourist. It may be pleasant at times, but I'm not really at home and I don't get quite comfortable. Then fall comes and there's rain and cool evenings and awww. So cozy. So happy. So alive again. :) 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Abstract Painting "Pondering the Path"

Almost all my paintings have something to do with whatever I'm going through at the moment, or have gone through. This painting was a completely different one when I started out. I was playing with some landscape techniques. But I wasn't happy with it and when I had played out what I was doing to the end I just started painting over it. A path and a figure emerged and it seemed like there was a light at the end of the path. But the figure seems reluctant to go down it. Or maybe she's procrastinating. Or as I like to think of it, building up strength. 

I know a lot of times I know a path, but it seems like so much work, or there is going to be resistance, or obstacles  and I tend to sit and look at it for a while. Or I push it to the back of my mind and deal with the urgent rather than being proactive with what I ought to be doing.

Etsy is my urgent. I'm glad that I started out on Etsy. I have learned so much there. But I have spent so much time on it. I do spend so. much.time. there. I start to feel a little stuck. And I feel like God is gently prodding me about it. What I spent all this time on my own website? My blog? Would I be freer with my art if my primary focus wasn't trying to fit in and sell on Etsy? 

So, I'm going to challenge myself to post every day, read up on blogging SEO and seek out some new blogging friends to talk to. I think it will be good to find some fellow Christian artists and be able to chat a little more deeply about art and God and life. 

I think it will be a good thing.