Long long awaited post this one is and not a good habit to get into, I know! but here I am, back at my puter to explain why... Um, three kids, remember this!, and a new commitment to my studio, and the gym (important), ...and last, but not least exciting, is a grand new shop opening in downtown Brighton Colorado called Eye Candy of Brighton, where my art, originals and prints, will be sold!!! yup, true that! It all happened when I contacted the owner about teaching workshops at this new fabulous shop. Not only am I going to be doing so (Eeee, giddy meeeee!) but she also said she would be thrilled to have my work for sale there. Oh, lovely day...we talked for hours and connected right away.
oh quick side fun... I also worked on this this week...for fun!
Now back to my story! Not all days have been hunky dory. As I focused my attention on some new pieces, I begin to question what I was doing and why. Was my art authentic, and what makes it so. Around and around I went and did come to the conclusion that I was very happy with this path, but I won't put out pieces that I am unhappy with, and I won't mass produce anything. My pieces still need to flow from my painted hands, from my spirit. And I wonder what little story the buyer may have for them?
So alas, here are two new canvas pieces for the shop. And I have been having a huge love affair with beeswax. It started long ago, but then we split for a bit, and now we're back together making a mess of my stove and fuming the house with sweet goodness!
This second one reminds me a bit of Suzi Blue's work. I had great issue with this at first, and she uses beeswax over her girls as well...so ya. I was unhappy with the similarities, but then I was like, hey, every person that you learn from, or admire etc... is going to influence your style. I feel the top represents how I draw pretty girls, but why should I be unhappy with this second piece? I shouldn't! So, although not my favorite, I do love her little story in my mind. I have been asked why she is sad, and if I'm sad, and I'll tell you...she simply longs for the wind to blow through her pink hair! She is just longing and waiting amongst the beautiful K&Co butterflies and flowers! True story! And don't those flowers look yummy with wax all over them? I think they do!
Also in the new shop are a couple of my old cardboard carved paintings, and a painted collage, more abstract. I am working to add a new piece once a week for a while! We'll see how it all goes...