Archive for March, 2008

Klimt & Klee

Posted in Journey of Art and living on March 25, 2008 by lori landis art

Klimt & Klee really are great artists. So is my friend Renee Phillips of Manhattanarts.com (look up her jewelry website there). She made this necklace called “Balance” and people can’t keep their eyes off it. ( That’s me).
I don’t know why people who do fine art look down their nose at fine crafts and the artisans who make them.
If you look at quilters who make unique and beautiful quilts or the wood turner who makes a wonderfully crafted table they are doing ART.
I’m amazed at all the wonderful creations that come out of people’s head.
What a joy and joins us all spiritually to make the world a much better place. I’m so grateful to know and be part of the community of creatives.
Klimt & Klee and all the artists before us are I’m sure singing because we are continuing on no matter what obstacles we face.

Spring & Follow Thru

Posted in Journey of Art and living on March 14, 2008 by lori landis art

Spring is here at last in the desert and I’m loving it! With all the wildflowers blooming there is lots of color. Which I love.
Spring also brings the time when you want to be outside enjoying the weather but your head says be inside so you can follow thru on all the aspects of your business. Being an entrepeneur,which an artist is, there is freedom everyday to do what you want but unless you are disciplined you don’t make money. So there are tradeoffs.
If I play then I have my work hanging over my head. If I don’t play my art suffers.
So what is a person to do?
What do you do?
I’m so fortunate that I love what I do because it helps me grow as a person. I’m always searching self-help books and articles but you get on these people’s lists about this book or that book until you get turned off about it all. Really, it’s simple. Just love what you are today. Just BE. Then all of a sudden follow thru is easy and spring is a delight.

Healing and Art

Posted in Journey of Art and living on March 3, 2008 by lori landis art

Isolating myself does not lead to healing and good art. I don’t know if it’s been the lack of good sleeping or depression or frustration. But after this weekend, I went to a celebration of life of a gal who just is recovering from open heart surgery. Her friends were really loving and I loved being there. Then last night I got a really good night’s sleep. Boy, my mental attitude is so much better.
That is healing when you are around love and joy.

My husband works at home too. He has to deal with insurance companies on claims because he has a benefits company. So there is a lot of frustration coming from his office while I try to be peaceful and serene creating my art. What a juggling act.

I’m shifting into another stage but don’t know where it will lead me as far as the look of my art. I just finished 4 hard edged paintings because they are on doors. So they look entirely different. If I could just figure out how to add them on my blog.
Oh well, healing and art are the same in my book. What about you?

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