I will be sharing a few new pieces next week. Perhaps actually putting a few up for sale on Etsy. I'm waiting for some hangers to come in the mail to complete them.
For a recent car trip, I pulled out some older magazines from my large shelter magazine stash. On the cover of an issue of Western Interiors Magazine, was a fantastic (to me) abstract painting. Quite large, painted possibly with a brayer or large, rigid plastic tool (yeah, that sounds nasty). After my trip, I rushed to the studio, found small pieces of gesso board and a couple of old credit cards and went to work with my limited paint colors.
I've made several mistakes. Some mistakes I've repeated several times. But now, even though my paintings look nothing like the piece on the magazine cover (wouldn't that artist be a tad angry?!?), I've come to the point where I actually like the results. And, of course, I'm sticking bits of paper and other collage elements onto these pieces.
So, I've been avoiding Etsy. I've been avoiding my blog. I've been avoiding even talking to other people about what I'm doing (yeah, I'll talk to myself about it).
But I know I hear those other people talking. I hear bits of conversation in my head.
How can she say "I'm working" when she has nothing new to sell?
She's only playing.
She should really go out and get a job.
I think the attic heater has done its job. I have caught up with my social media. I'm now heading up to the studio. I plan on having a damn good time and something to show for it. Eventually.