Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Keeping a Promise

Before taking on this whole "I'm going to do an art fair!" endeavour, I knew I would be in for a lot of hard work and preparation. Some areas of my life would suffer neglect. Unfortunately, one of those areas was painting and drawing. However, as I set out to build up a wooly inventory, I made a promise to myself that as soon as my first gig was over, I'd start putting brush to paper again.

So, wasting no time, when I got home Saturday night from Oddmall, I did just that...

It began Marigold, 2010, watercolor

I'm not yet sure how I feel about this. I had no intention as I made marks and filled the space with color. All that mattered was the making of the marks themselves. It felt so good. Now I just hope that I can sustain that promise to myself and continue to play on paper...

5 comments:

Krystal said...

I love this! Your choice of colors makes it very eye-catching. So awesome..... :)

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

I like it a lot! How big is it?

I can relate, too. Filing my first "big" income-tax return and catching up to a LOT of bookkeeping has been so time consuming even though I had help. And then preparing for the less successful market last weekend... That was at least creative work but at the same time I sometimes feel a bit like a machine and want to create NEW work, paint, make collages...

Jennifer Hugon said...

Thanks Ladies!

Maria-Thérèse, it's about 10" x 10". Wouldn't it be nice if we could just make NEW work all the time?!

Karen Faulkner said...

Not yet sure? Love, love, it!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Or a combination, let's say 80% creating new work, 10% making things with previously finished images (ie notebooks for me, cards, new sizes, experiments), 5% marketing and travelling to new places to photograph, 2% going to the post office and sending e-mails, 2% eating chocolate and 1%, um, administrative work and bookkeeping!

How unbelievably cool that you had a dream about afiori!