I think I may have finally recovered from my birthday! LOL! It didn't help things that my dad, brother and oldest son all forgot it! In spite of the fact that I was in a perfectly good mood on my birthday, yesterday was terrible! I was in a crappy mood for most of the day.
I didn't get any painting done, but I did finally manage to get my studio and office clean! I still have filing/organizing to do, but I am pretty proud of myself for cleaning. Not that it was that bad, I'm just way too much of a perfectionist to work like that. In fact, the mess is probably what put me in a bad mood in the first place.
Today has been much more productive, I painted all morning and packed Ebay orders earlier this afternoon.
I am really getting into the new series I'm working on. I have now switched from watercolors to water mixable oils. I can layer the colors better with the oils also the colors are brighter. (Thanks for the suggestion, Carol!) I will post one soon. I have to get several more done by the end of November. I will be showing several paintings in the Third Moon Gallery in Corrales,NM starting then. I hope everyone else loves them as much as I do. I finally feel like I'm painting what is inside of me. I don't know if I can ever go back to what I did before. Of course if these don't sell, I may have to! :( It's hard making a living as an artist, especially when you move on with your art and people want you to keep painting what you did 10 years ago. My problem is I have a hard time sticking to one subject or style. I like to paint what I like, and being that I like a lot of different subjects, it's hard to stay with one thing. Hopefully, my collectors will bear with me. I think this new abstract work is what I've been searching for. MY ART!
Once Aaron and the boys get home however, my work day will be over. My cousin and her family are moving to Albuquerque from Vermont and they arrive today. I promised my aunt that we would help them unload the moving truck. It's pretty wierd having all this family here now. My aunt, great aunt and my cousin's family are all out here now. After growing up out west with all my family back east, I don't quite know how to handle all this family. It should be interesting at the least!
I hope to start blogging more often.....we'll see!