I have been reading Julie Prichard’s blog. I really like her work. So much that I bought the book she wrote with Chris Cozen. (Read her blog, you will find out what the book is.) As I have been reading blog’s at work, I have to watch the videos with the sound off. But I will most likely do an on-line course with her once I see how I get on with the course I will be starting next week.
I went back to almost when she started writing her blog and discovered that she hadn’t been painting that much longer than me, and that she doesn’t like drawing (like me). It was the ‘she doesn’t like drawing’ bit that got to me. I really don’t like it. I don’t doodle. I bought a book on how to get out my inner doodle. One of the things I like about making prints is that I don’t have to draw. What I love about abstract art and mixed media is that you really don’t have to draw, or even draw well. I no longer have to beat myself up over the fact that I am not motivated to draw.
If I have any kind of artist envy, it is envy for those that have a dedicated art studio and that can paint full time. I aspire to having a room (not the dining room) that is totally mine and where I didn’t have to work for other people the way I do now. That is my intention that I am sending out to the Universe, amen.
It looks like I may be at this contract until the middle of April now (I told them I was good until the middle of May) and so my painting will be limited to weekends unless I have some good light when I get home from work. And then I will have to fit in this on-line art class! Yikes!
So, in the meantime, why don’t you have a look at my Etsy 10% off Mother’s Day Sale and buy your mom one of these lovely paintings ready to pop into a frame:
These are all original works of art, made by me! Thanks for stopping by!