Saturday, June 25, 2011

New web site

Hi there,
I've FINALLY put together a website for my painting and bookbinding.  Art has always been a passion, and this way, I have a way to show other folks.

I'll be offering basic bookbinding classes/workshops locally, now that we've moved.  They are a lot of work for me to prepare, but always great fun.

Art and creativity are such a worthwhile pursuit, so enriching and stimulating.  And if nothing else, a terrific way to spend some time just to yourself.

Anyway, here's a link to my new site:


Thursday, June 16, 2011

10000 hours

I read a good book, that pointed out CLEARLY to me why my painting isn't as good as I'd like.

I don't paint often enough.


Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers" highlights several successful people in various fields and one thing the all had in common.  They spent at least 10,000 hours working on their craft.  Crud, I'm nowhere NEAR that.

Another thing I read today on Kevin Meizner's blog (here) was that we (artists) have a tendency to study our little fannies off.  But it all comes down to finding our OWN voice.  And that takes time, really dedicated time.

The weird thing for me is that I don't lack the desire to paint/draw/create, seems I have a crisis of confidence.  As if I'm waiting for something...

Better do something, even if it's wrong.  :D