Monday, July 26, 2010
JANUARY and an update
I need to keep myself honest regarding my new beginning so I'm posting my progress. And here it is. So far....none. But!... I have been trying and will continue to do so. I began a new painting, determined to limit my palate, but no go. Changing is a process. I will be patient with myself on this little journey. It should be fun and I'm determined to have fun if it kills me. Kidding. Really, I'm not taking myself or painting all that seriously right now and to me that's real progress.
As far as cleaning and getting my studio and storeroom in order, I've actually made a dent! I'm giving myself until August 1st to complete the organization of the clutter. I'm stoked about taking my "after" shots. I really have been watching too much HGTV haven't I?
I have nothing finished, so I'm posting this poster, my second art club project. The word we were given was January. I don't like January. We expect ourselves to become different people on January 1st and are ultimately disappointed...sometimes on January 2nd. It's cold. Christmas has come and gone, taking with it that warm womb-like feeling of crackling fires and a house full of jolly people. Not to mention the fragile promises and intangible dreams of becoming thinner, richer and wiser by the following January 1st. I created a movie poster parody to convey my contempt for the month of January and some of the baggage it brings with it. For moi anyway. I'm sure a lot of folks love January and to those of you who do, my humbug apologies.
Again thank you for your supportive comments, it really helps to know that so many can relate to the chaos, both emotional and physical. Back to work!