Archive for May, 2013

The Lightbulb Is On

Posted in Journey of Art and living on May 28, 2013 by lori landis art

There is a story about Monet who is sitting in his Garden.  His neighbor sees him and says, “I seeing you are resting ,  Claude”.  Monet replies, “No I’m working”.  Two weeks later his neighbor sees him at his easel and says, “Oh Claude,  I see you are working”.   Monet says,  “No I’m resting”.  When it looks like I’m taking time off from painting I’m really rejuvenating my creativity and the lightbulb is on.  People ask me all the time how long did it take to do a painting. My reply is the Monet story.

An Idea flies like the butterfly

An Idea flies like the butterfly

 

Building on Hope

Posted in Acrylic abstract Paintings, Arizona, art and living, Art filled Thoughts, color, creative journey, Culture, Faith and Hope, Journey, Journey of Art and living, Spiritual journey, Zen Painting with tags on May 8, 2013 by lori landis art

Hope is a powerful word.  It’s the basis of dreams and goals.  If you can’t hope for the future and then build on it, you’ll be stuck in the same place year after year.   As an artist it’s more that that.

I get stuck in myriad of ways.  One is listening to the gurus of the art world that this way is better or that way is better instead of listening inwardly for the guidance of intuition or for me the Holy Spirit.  Feeling that others know what is the best for ME.   It’s a terrible trap.  The trap is applicable in every area in life, where I live, where I eat, what car I drive etc.   Listening inward and getting guidance gives me hope for each day and new adventure.  Hope springs eternal. I Can Speak For Myself 24x36 acrylic

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