Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Art Every Day Month - Nov. 4



Lately, my life has felt a bit like the upturned basket of kitty toys in the photo above. Colorful, fun, busy, chaotic and a bit messy. In the past I've reacted to such insanity with a clenched jaw, hunched shoulders and a furrowed brow as I plow through the mess, doing too many things at once and nothing terribly well.

Today, I am experimenting with a different attitude towards my current upturned toy box which involves a lot more breathing, smiling and appreciation for a life full of interesting projects, challenges and opportunities.

As Art Every Day Month ramps up, I look forward to the challenge of sharing a bit of art and creativity along the way. Here is a view of my desk and a current work in progress:




7 comments:

Ian Oliphant said...

nice approach. i dig. i also really like the composition of your work-in-progress painting. very nice.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

I am in big need of an attitude change myself. My mantra nowadays seems to be "I don't have time".

About your comment - "I love the fact that she completely believed the cat had the dress to go dancing. :)"

I'm glad you reacted to that & not to the fact that *I* believed it since it honestly was the first thing I thought had happened and I'm, um, waaay more than two and a half years old :D

Jennifer Hugon said...

Maria-Thérèse – Heehee... actually, I think it is kind of fun to believe that a kitty would steal a dress for a night on the town ;) such imaginings keep us young!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I'm trying to change my attitude too!!! LOVE your watercolor!!! Beautiful start!!!!

Thanks so much for the blog love!!!
xoxo,
ja

Lynn Richards said...

Thanks for the reminder of attitude!! I love the picture of the kitty toys-
Lynn

Leah said...

cat birds! oh, i'm loving it already!

linda said...

ooo, lovely piece! I love the contrast of blue and green colors...