A New Yeah!
Yes you read that right. It may be a new year, but let's just make that a new YEAH!
Have to stay on the positive side of things as life throws us way to much crap otherwise. I have so many things happening good and bad that if I actually made a list the bad would probably outweigh the good and who needs that!
Like to think I am more of a 'glass half full' than 'empty' kind of a person. I hope you find that too and enjoy all the positives in your life.
I happily finished my Best Buds painting and am almost finished my latest piece as well. I have even started drawing out another so I can keep on rolling with my paintbrush. Yeah!
I will post them as I go. The one that is almost finished, I may as well wait till its done as you may not be able to tell so much between the finishing touches, but I will. LOL!
Eagerly awaiting to hear if I am in or not for the Stampede Art Gallery. I would be ubber excited if I am, but I will take it just fine if I am not. It is time I start approaching galleries. I have to get over my fear of rejection and just ask. Yeah!
My Painting Friends are amazing and I am so Happy to be painting with them. Will ask if I can share their masterpieces with you in a future post. Yeah!
My hand is healing and I am so happy to be able to free it from the splint a little more often. This way I hopefully will not lose as much mobility and that which I did lose I will quickly regain. This will allow me to paint that much more! Yeah!
I broke my treadmill but the happy news is I am getting an even better one. LOL! Yes I do have to wait for it to arrive, but I am excited! Yeah!
Well those are a few Yeahs! And good ones at that. I do ask that you add my DH (Dear Husband) to your 'get well' lists as he is very ill and in a huge amount of pain at present.
Thanks my friends!
As I have journeyed down my life's path, there have been many offshoots along the way. The choice is of course our own, and the outcome can be surprising and life changing.
One such life changing path that has influenced me greatly is WLS (wieght loss surgery); in conjuction with diet and exercise. I have lost over 75 lbs in the past year and have dropped 12 dress sizes.
This has given me so much more energy; confidence and increased health benefits that all areas of my life are improving. My insulin (type 1 Diabetic) has dropped over 60 % -- that is huge! My Doctor's are overjoyed to say the least.
This increase in energy has helped me with my art, in the sense that I now have more energy to paint; have more drive and focus; can and do arrange photo shoots; field trips; and the will to try new things.
Not only trying new things in art, but life in general.
Don't be afraid to tackle anything and everything.
Don't hide behind inexperience and excuses.
Life is waiting to be lived.
Art is demanding to be painted.
Life is good. It throws the unexpected curve ball, but amazes you at it's resiliency. I am able to again paint and manipulate my brush better each day. I am working on a project that is soon to be done, and amazes me yet again at life's beauty. I have finished a portrait (which you can view in my gallery) of a child's joy in his ice cream cone after enjoying the hot Hawaiian sun.
This was such a hit, that I have been teaching this as a workshop to a few talented artists. Keeps me busy and out of trouble! Kidding.
I have also begun a journey of my own. A journey of health. I am finally trying a more successful route in gaining the edge on my diabetes and losing the weight that hinders my efforts. Thankfully I have the resources to help me with this, and most importantly... I have art to offer me a mental oasis. A retreat from the pressures that surround us each day and in different forms for each individual.
As my health improves, my brush works more. So hopefully you will see more artwork on these pages as we progress.
Next time I write I will tell you of my immersion into the old Masters of the Renaissance. My journey to Italy and personal experiences.
Looking forward to all that comes.
Hugs & Happy Painting!
As those who know me, and those of you about to find out, I love to talk; meet people; learn from others; and most importantly I LOVE TO PAINT!