BE PREPARED TO BE AMAZED, TO GAWK IN WONDER, TO SCRATCH YOUR HEAD IN CONFUSION, OVER WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE…..:))
Let the Randomness Begin:
‘Cause you can never make the good stuff up:))
The wonders of music, of passion for life itself poured out in lyrics, guitars and voices–I am always humbled by the beauty and diversity and sheer magic of music.
This week-end, take some time to treat yourself to the discovery or re-discovery of the JOY that music adds to the everyday moments of your life:)). And please do share in the comment section–I’d love to know who inspires you:)!
My man John Mayer…keepin’ me where the light is!
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“Have you ever hit a slump where everything you paint turns out wrong? I’m there and am very frustrated!”
|Eddie Demonstrates a Severe Case of Slumpitis..|
It happens, sooner or later, to anyone trying to do anything creative:) Many times it seems to correlate itself to a break through in your work. The equation being something like this:
The Amount of Building Frustration = The Amount of Breakthrough Pending:))
A finished painting is merely a by product of having a good time:))
My Paris Studio Makeover (Part I and II) stirred up a few questions:
- What kind of studio lighting are you using? I have basic track lighting with “cans” that hold a mix of cool (flurouscent) and warm (halogen) lights mounted to my sloped ceiling. The lights face away from my easel and bounce the light onto my work surface. What I consider in any indoor space I have painted is to work with the lighting until whatever painted using them appears pretty much the same wherever else you view it.
- I’ve got so much extra stuff like canvases, travel gear, etc–where/how are you storing yours? My studio room has a bonus area under the eaves that was finished out for storage. All the “guts” of my studio reside there—things that I need to be handy, but not necessarily in the same room. Thinking of a secondary storage area for your art stuff may help free up your actual working space.
- What do you like about having your easel in the middle of the room? Less chance I will walk into my sloped ceiling and leave a mark on my forehead;) Seriously, it was just the most practical spot considering my options. And it works. When I need to back up to get the long view, I just turn my easel to view it from the adjoining room (my office)
- Why the bamboo flooring? What about spills and is it cushioned enough? I like it. I am a fairly “clean” painter (put that down to years of working in watercolor) so I keep a small rug to stand on to protect the floor a bit, but for most part, I don’t worry about it. It is a studio, so if some paint does appear, NBD (no big deal;) And I find it to be a comfortable surface for long bouts of standing.
- In case you missed the posts on my studio makeover, just click here for Part I and here for Part II.