I think I am still decompressing from those 30 paintings!
It's been a wonderful week full of inspirations
and new plans.
The first photo is a painting I started as a demo for my oil painting class
and later finished at home.
My inspiration was a Buddha in Maui that a friend discovered
in a magical orchid garden.
The second photo is from a drawing class I am taking with
Marie Donato at the OA gallery in Kirkwood.
The little sweetie is my grand nephew.
The next photo just shows a slightly cleaner and more organized studio,
which I spent a good chunk of the week working on,
when I wasn't working on a proposal.
The last photo are some books I am loving right now.
Yep, there's a Chicken soup book in there
and I am loving this one as it is all about reaching your dreams.
"Daily Painting" is one of my absolute favorites and I suggest it in all my classes.and
"Dinner with Lenny" is just so inspiring. His energy and life was an wonderful example for any Creative.
Ursula LeGuinn has been a favorite since I read her stories to my son,
But then I started reading her non-fiction and discovered a woman
full of spirituality and insight.
Most of these are library books so you don't have to spend a fortune to get this wonderful
energy into your life.
WISHES FOR NEXT WEEK:
My favorite planner
Leslie Saeta blog.....the 30 in 30 artist who began it all.
Kimberly Wilson, all round wise woman.
my pinterest page..yes I am a pinterest junkie.
Have a great weekend!
Oh to relax a bit.
The challenge is over.
Well one of them anyway.
New plans are in the works.
I'll be working on children's portraits for my Sacred Space group,
a gift and a mission.
I actually work days photographing children,
then I come home and want to draw them.
I create memories for their parents and grandparents.
and I create a pathway for parents and grandparents to show their love for that child
in a way that will last forever,
No cell phone shot will ever do that.
So I'm working on getting a batter camera,
applying for a grant.
Planning on showing some work at a Fall Boutique.
There will be some new prints at the gallery in St. Charles,
Missouri Artists on Main.
Pease stop by if you are local.
Check back soon for even more developments!
Kathleen Barnes, Paintdiva
Art is my passport to a limitless journey. When I am not exploring my materials on a technical level, there is visual exploration before me. When that seems a bit thin, there is a deep calling from the realm of my imagination. Sometimes all three come together in a perfect storm. That storm, that combination of the real, the imagined and the very paint and canvas is what calls me daily, and I answer as much as I can.....