Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After Midnight
6"x8" acrylic on paper

Hello from the henhouse.  I have not posted here in a long - LONG - time.  I have decided that was a bad idea.....well -  it wasn't really an "idea" - since idea is defined as a plan, a vision, scheme.......   It wasn't any of those things, so it really wasn't an idea.    I just didn't make or take the time to do it.

I continue to be inspired by so many artists, most of whom seem to work really hard.  I feel like a slacker in comparison. . . . so I'm trying to change that.  I think I do work hard in many ways; I do paint a lot, so I guess that makes me feel like I'm really working hard.  But part of the reason I enjoy painting is the joy and satisfaction of sharing it.  So if I'm working hard by myself in my studio, but never share it, it loses a big part of its significance.

We had an intense storm the other night, and our power was out for a number of hours.  I couldn't sleep, so I took the opportunity to start this post, with the promise to myself that they will be regular from now on.  My promise to you is that they won't all be this long and rambling!  Oh - and this little chicken - she is one of flock - and I'm digging the feel (again) of painting on paper.  I keep coming back to it.  Until the next time. . which will be very soon. . . cheers!


  1. Nice post! I always feel like a slacker when I compare myself to other artists / bloggers, so I just don't do that anymore... And after not posting for a while, I get inspired again and start blogging regularly and then something happens (life) and I get upset. I don't do that anymore either. Good to see your great artwork again! Love the title, too.

    1. Thank you for reassuring me that I'm not the only one who feels this way, Chris! I often wonder if some of the people I admire EVER sleep! They seem to make the most of every minute. I know I have room for improvement and change, so I'll continue to shoot for the stars because if I don't at least try, I'll never reach them! Thanks again for your nice comments!!! Lisa