Friday, May 30, 2008

Koi Pond:Gestation:
Today a woman purchased four..... count 'em, four of my original oil paintings. I am so thrilled, I don't even know what to say about it except, Phew. She bought the above two paintings (gestation wasn't finished, but then I guess that's right for the title...) plus two others pictured in previous posts: "Life's Little Irritations" and "Bambooish".

I signed Gestation while she ran errands, and then told David I was treatin' for dinner. I ordered three entree's and a pizza, for the two of us.

I am greatly encouraged. And it's really nice to have the spaces on the wall that now need to be filled. Flow!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I've started a painting "class" at the shop.

On Mondays, from 3:00 until closing (6:00) I sit at a table out in our parking lot and paint on the projects I have going, or start some new paintings.

It's amazing, but that short period of time has given me a bit of a creative perk. I feel like I can do all that I need to get done, as well as be creative, just because I've set aside A Time to paint.

I've invited others to come and paint with me. Some have sounded excited about it, but none have shown up so far (just started this last Monday). My idea is to make the class like the yarn-working classes: everyone brings what they're working on or an idea of what they want to make, and then we work together to get there.

I like the informal format. I'm not charging, so I'm free to work on my stuff, not show up, or not care! How's that for lessez-faire instruction?