My dear husband, bless his heart, wants me to document the state of our dining room while I am building my art display for the Hermitage Fall Festival. (exhibit A, to the left)
Yes. Yes, I do make quite a mess. Kind of a metaphor for life, don't you think? Things get messy. That just seems to be part of the process when engaged in living. And it keeps me humble as I muddle around making sense of things. In the midst of the piles and clutter and chaos, little paths of light emerge; new ideas, insights, solutions start to take shape. A lesson might be learned or a question (that I didn't even know I had) might be answered. Don't we all aim to have our ducks in a row, our closets organized and the laundry folded and put away? I do...but if I want to take a risk and try something new then I am also taking a chance that my ducks will get all over the place. Life just isn't going to be tidy or easy or predictable so go ahead and get messy everybody...it feels kind of good!
Don't forget, next weekend is the Fall Fest...Be There!! My display will be in the "Rachel's Corner" tent, along with several other artists. There will be music and food, arts and crafts, all in a beautiful, historical setting.
Ok...soooooo....clearly I am a complete newby when it comes to auto responders and blog posts. I am thanking all of you right now for your patience, tolerance, long-suffering, etc, etc, etc while I figure this out. If it helps, I remember my high school boyfriend carrying around tall stacks of computer programming cards that maybe all together had one line of information for the computer. I am so last century! All this to say that it's me, not you, that is keeping my posts from your in-box. I'm working on it!
I am also working on some paintings...10 little treasures, a beachy sunset, village in France, and a village in Italy. Whew! I do like to have several paintings going on at the same time; it keeps me excited about playing in the paint. Also...Big News!...3 paintings have sold this week! This makes me so happy, because I want to see my babies heading out into the world. I hope they bless their new homes with a little bit of loveliness.
Now my fingers are crossed in hopes that MailChimp and computer magic comes through for me and this turns up in your in-box this afternoon! Joy!
Not that I'm admitting to being either old or a dog,, but putting together this website complete with a blog AND an email sign up link has been nothing short of miraculous for my un-techy brain. The prior extent of my technological abilities has been limited to making photo books on Shutterfly (and, actually, that experience gave me much more confidence with the page building.) Hooray for Google and YouTube...every time I turned around I was looking up info on how to do the next thing. Really, my brain kinda hurts from all this thinking. I must be growing new synapses.
Thank you Thank you Thank you to all of you who have signed up and emailed me with your generous words and encouragement! I value all of you so much and am humbled and honored by your response. My paintings have been accumulating around the house and it is time for them to be loosed into the world!
Speaking of paintings, I'm working on these "little treasures" for the Hermitage Fall Fest...
This little room used to be for guests, but not any more. It's a good thing our nest is empty and there are other rooms for our visiting friends to stay in now, because I have claimed this room as my studio. It is slowly evolving into what I need it to be...a place for all my stuff, a place to retreat into and lose myself in a painting, a place to sit on the floor and pour over the library of art books I am accumulating.
I guess I kinda love this room. I like finding little treasures that make it quirky and unique. I like having a few fresh ideas hanging in plain sight to keep my creative hunger fueled. I like putting up my finished, almost-finished, and "will that ever be finished?" work on the lattice wall to remind me of where I've been and where I need to go next. Welcome to my studio, friends!
Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...