Sometimes when I don't know what to paint,I'll flip through magazines and art books looking for inspiration. I also search the internet. This time I found some inspiration in an art magazine. I love this painting done by William Meyerowitz. The more I paint the more I love the work of impressionists. What inspires you? Have a great week!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
God showed me something today,he opened my heart. I was driving my daughter to school today and I was deep in thought worried about money problems. I just was argueing with my husband the night before over money and we usually don't do that. After I dropped niki off at school I'm driving home still worried and you want to know what I was worried about? My grandsons birthday is this weekend and I told my daughter I would buy him this toy that is alittle costly but trying to be a good memaw I said oh I'll get that for him and anyway things are really tight for us right now and we just don't have that extra money this week. Yup you heard it right I was worried about buying my grandson a toy! I argued with my husband over a toy! Guilty!!! Well anyway back to my driving home as I was worried and talking to God about it I looked over on the side of the road and there was a family a mom and dad and a little boy about the same age as my grandson,they were digging in the trash,I don't know what they were digging for but I just started to cry because I was worried about how I would buy a toy and God showed me how some people don't even have food. I wanted so badly to pull over and give them money but that made me cry more because all I had in my wallet was some change, I said I don't have anything to give them and then I realized or as I like to believe God whispered in my ear and said you have a voice,say a prayer. I love when God does that!
Monday, September 13, 2010
I've been on a roll,I love when that happens! Things just work out,go smoothly. You just have fun,no stress. I don't know about you but sometimes when I work on things and they don't go smoothly I get alittle stressed about what to do next or if I should just trash it. These pieces were just stress free!
I also bought a new moleskin journal,my other one is all filled up. I sold a piece of art and decided to treat myself to a new moleskine. Besides they were on sale at barnes and noble. 20% off so I couldnt resist. I love the look of my filled up journal but theirs something about a new journal that I love to. It just sat there for a day,(I didnt want to mess it up) but then I just started writing in it and painted some white paint over the writing. I added a picture of my sillohouette and painted over that too,journaled around the silohouette(is that how you spell it) and now its broken in.
I"m taking another journal class by LK Ludwig. She's having a sale right now. Go and check it out. I love her journals. I'm not much of a photographer but I'm having fun using my own images to journal with. Thats where I got the idea about the silohouette and the picture of my daughter and her cousin at the beach. Thats called vingetteing. (spelling again? ) Well anyway if you like to journal her class is worth taking. Off to walmart(UGH)hope everybody has a great week.