Archive for May, 2009

Questions, Questions a Thousand of Them

Posted in Journey of Art and living on May 21, 2009 by lori landis art
Zenb World Unstretched canvas 39x39 acrylic $3000

Zen World Unstretched canvas 39x39 acrylic $3000

Artists come up with a thousand questions to figure out who, what, where, why and how to be an artist especially a selling artist. We come up with what our goals are, the ability to express ourselves with our art, the technique, our business acumen and so on.  The major flaw  is the questioning ourselves and not  having belief in our abilities and the stamina to do it all.

Confidence comes with age(sometimes), your years as an artist, and continuing sales.  Many,many people in the know have told me how wonderful my paintings are and the feelings they get when looking at them.  But with this economy my sales have slowed down but here is the way to look at the question.  Maybe you and I haven’t been exposed to the right people to get the sales, so why question yourself and feel lacking.  There is abundance in the air. I feel it all around me. So when thinking with joy and feel everything will fall into place,  neither you nor I will not have to question anything but enjoy the ride.

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Posted in Journey of Art and living on May 15, 2009 by lori landis art
Image of Love NFS

Image of Love NFS

Maybe it’s just me but it seems that the pace has accelerated in social networking. It’s also teaching me  to keep up with the technical whiz bang stuff . I belong to many groups on LinkedIn and looking to expand into new groups on facebook.  Whew!

I’m also working on new substrates for painting.  I love painting! I’m also redoing some old paintings anew.  It’s because I’ve been learning about myself and because I’m looking at things in a new way some of my work has to be redone.  The journey will get even more complex but I think this old dog can handle all the new tricks. What do you think?

Is Passion out of Balance?

Posted in Journey of Art and living on May 7, 2009 by lori landis art
MoJo 39x15 acrylic,gel on door $2000

MoJo 39x15 acrylic,gel on door $2000

I just finished reading Susan Vreeland’s book “The Forest Lover”. It is a good read just like all of Susan’s books.  It is a somewhat fictional account of Emily Carr who lived in the first half of the 20th century. It talked about her passion and williness to live through tremendous hardships sometimes to do her art.  She was compared to Georgia O’Keefe.  I looked at them both and how much they gave up to be great artists.  The all-consuming passion to be alone and get their work done for the most part.  Are we as artists today willing to giving so much to our passion or realize this is a journey and we can have happiness with our passion by balance in our lives?  I was so intense for many years but it didn’t get me what I wanted, which was acceptance by me for me.  Now thatI ‘ve gone through the dark part, I can choose to be happy today and everyday.  My art has changed too. How thrilling!

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