“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
I am an adventurous person. Adventurous people make great artists and writers because they set their own guides and standards; unafraid of experimentation. Regularly seeking techniques that convey their passions, emotions and feelings.
Quotes can inspire the hope and be a catalyst for the type of change that encourages artists. One I read when I’m checking out if I want to continue with current projects.
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe”
Sadly, some essential pages were lost in a theme update, and I’ve had a lot of trouble recovering them, and not enough time to rewrite them all.
This is the link to my Artists bio I recovered from the Way Back machine. It loads a bit slower than the original, but the page is there. Hopefully, I will have rebuilt the whole site it in the near future
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All artworks are for sale, if not already sold.
Foci: female, birds, freedom
Foci: rural, abstracts, photographs
Focus: over time
Focus: mark making options
Focus: .. how I see what I see
Foci: .. moods, light
Focus: .. random moments that tell my story
When you decide to paint there is no ‘book of rules’ with stages, or pre-requisites listed in a logical order, full of references and how-tos. And, artists like me, starting in my retirement will definitely take a different path than those starting in primary school.
I started to paint, and sketch just to see what it was like. How my brain worked. Then I started doing workshops, online courses (Coursera) and joined an on-line community of artists. I discovered I prefer creating abstract art. #Coursera courses in #AbEx from #MOMA opened my eyes and showed me a path to my creativity.
For some reason, unknown to me, my days begin and end with gratitude and joy. I’ve pondered this a few times over the years, “What allows me to always see a better option?” My life hasn’t followed a highway or freeway. I usually find myself on the tourist route. It usually meant I had time to listen and hear; to learn and earn in the education sphere before I finally admitted “I’d like to be an artist!”
My commitment to art began slowly. Eventually I was able to offer works and services that helped me move into a richer and more fulfilling life. Taking advantage of the free lessons on the Internet and meeting a small group of local artists I had a few years, one particularly, of true change, personal growth in an amazing journey.
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