|"Apricots and Vase"|
4" X 5"
Oil on Hardboard
I saw these sweet little apricots at the grocery store and knew they were going to be the stars of my next painting. And then when I got home, I found this beautiful little vase in my mailbox sent from an artist friend. A match made in heaven! Very fun to paint. I hadn't planned on painting today but this combination got me so excited I changed those plans!
For my artist friends:
I have been thinking lately about the importance of keeping balance in our lives. Whether we are artists, stay at home moms, or have any other life calling we have to find a way to keep it going.
I have noticed around the web some artists who are showing signs of "burning out". It seems that their art is running their lives instead of them running their art career. And I am NOT judging anyone. How easy would it be to become "famous" and then have to live up to the demands of that title every single day?
And then there are people like James Gourney of Gourney Journey who seem to get SO much accomplished and stay "alive" and fresh day after day. What is their secret?
I watched THIS VIDEO and thought it had some good thoughts.
How do you stay on top of your work/life? Do you have any "secrets"?
|Here is how it might look framed.|
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