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Happy New Year

Goodbye 2019

Happy New Year to my artistic friends! I am excited and sad to see this year go because I feel like I haven’t accomplished all I set out to do. It is a bittersweet thing. There never seems to be enough time. I struggle with making time for my art, I have so many responsibilities. Being a Mom has its rewards and I love my children and family. Maybe I need to start to try noticing what exactly it is I allow to steal my time.

I did have this piece in a show recently for a local library, this show was all about text in art and I was proud to have this piece in there. While I did other shows too I want to do more and interacting with more artists would be something I want to continue. It is fun hanging out with them for the most part, I will not let negativity intimidate me.

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Hello 2020 Happy New Year!

There is so much art I want to explore and I may struggle to find the time but onwards I will go. There is abstracts, landscapes and creative things to delve into. I want to do more oils, acrylic, sketching, watercolors and pencil. My first love was pastels and I wish to return to them because I miss the qualities they have, nothing really compares to them although oils come close.
I am so excited to build upon what I’ve learned and to keep learning. I want to be more prolific, so I am going to try to plan my days out better.

Hope for the New Year

My hope is for my art to really mean something in the end. I hope to touch people’s hearts and minds, but who am I? If someone gets something out of my art I am happy. Looking forward, watch for new additional art for sale here
If you didn’t get what you wanted for the holidays, maybe now is a great time to invest in yourself. This set would be great for any artist.

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This set would be great for on the go. I think I have an addiction to art supplies, but they do help to get the creative juices flowing.

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So, for now we celebrate this old year and the new with everything that it means to each and everyone of us filled with hope, peace and love. There will be work that has to be done and things to experience. Never give up.

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My Favorite Art Quotes

My Favorite Art Quotes Are very diversified.

One of my favorite art quotes is about having no fear, or creating with no fear. Stephen King has written so much as to become part of our collective consciousness. He has helped me to become better at creating, I repeat some of what he says like a personal mantra. While I used this for writing, it naturally went over to all my art. Picking up a book like this can help.

”You can approach the act… with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness or even despair – the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because… you want to change the world. Come to it anyway but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.” – Stephen King
I am such a fan of his writing, that I have several quotes I like from him. Can’t tell you how many times I hear his voice in my head.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

“You can, you should, and if your brave enough to start, you will.”

“The most important things are the hardest things to say.”

“Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”

There are more things to consider besides my favorite art quotes, there is poetry and music.


Maya Angelou is another person I love to remember with special quotes.

“I’ve learned that people forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.”

101 Famous Poems

Getting a book like this can provide some very relaxing time for yourself and provide meaning to your search for motivation or inspiration.

Some of my other favorite art quotes

Bob Ross, I remember listening to him many years ago, his tone and cadence was very relaxing, it was part of what made him interesting.

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”We don’t make mistakes, just happy accidents”

“Let’s go crazy”

Leonardo Da Vinci is also a favorite of mine, not just for his art, but that his creativity ran so deep. He was an engineer, a doer, blazing his own trail.

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

“You have unlimited power on this canvas – can literally move mountains.”

Whenever I get down I look for quotes to help lift me up, it thoughtfully and cheerfully changes my attitude. This gives me energy and a new beginning.

“Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.” – Frank Liszt

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” – Wallace

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van gogh

“ …the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – FDR

“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” Gospel according to Mathew

What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?

Song Lyrics

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Oh my, the song lyrics. Do you listen to music when you are being creative?

“I hear babies cry, I watch the grow. They’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” – Louis Armstrong

“Sing with me, sing for the year, sing for the laughter, sing for the tear.” – Aerosmith

The whole song by Don McLean – Vincent

inspirational music

What wonderful inspiration these words are. I find myself meditating on these and others and it helps bring me peace, excitement and wonder at our world.

What do you listen to?

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My First Art Movie!

Making My First Art Movie

My first art movie, and I’m so excited! This was quite fun to do. There were some difficulties with staying in frame because I get into doing the art and forget about the camera. Hopefully the more I try these I will get better at it especially as I become more acquainted with all the software programs. Practice makes perfect. Can’t wait to try to make more. Check out this particular acrylic paint pouring flip cup technique. Check back at a later time to see this art for sale. I need to seal it for durability and shine.
I used a tool like this to help me record Phone Holder Bed Gooseneck Mount – Lamicall Flexible Arm 360 Mount Clip Bracket Clamp Stand for Cell Phone 11 Pro XS Max XR X 8 7 6 Plus 5 4, Samsung S10 S9 S8 S7 S6, Overall Length 33.4In(Black). Getting some simple tools for these sessions would really help. I also used a tool like this Sondiko Culinary Torch, Blow Torch Refillable Kitchen Butane Torch Lighter with Safety Lock and Adjustable Flame for Desserts, Creme Brulee, BBQ and Baking(Butane Gas Not Included).

Acrylic paint pouring technique.
Acrylic Pour on Canvas

What can you do with an acrylic pour?

An acrylic pour can be used as a background for some very interesting effects. Check out my post about editing artwork for some ideas. With other software you can experiment with all kinds of things. You could also just leave your pours as they are depending on how they came out. I find this technique helps to release some creativity, which can lead to more production of art. It is also very meditative. You can do pouring art on objects with all kinds of outcomes, even jewelry with the skins you create. With so many techniques such as chameleon, swirls, Dutch, balloon kisses and cloud pours there is no end to what we can create.

I hope to improve this movie and make more clips. We will see what the future brings. I have some short clips on my instagram account at if you want to see more.

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A Twenty Minute Challenge

The Challenge

I was invited by a friend to take up a popular challenge online to produce works within 20 minutes and post them online. “The Twenty Minute Challenge” was to produce a piece of artwork within twenty minutes and I failed doing that. My topic was not something I was used to doing. I thought it would help me quickly improve that particular topic.

I love the shape of the human body, all it’s curves and subtle shapes and wanted to try to express that. Of course, trying to do a nude in 20 minutes is near impossible, there were many difficult moments of frustration. Maybe I should have done more research like reading more books on how to accomplish this and hopefully gain some tips and tricks. This one might have been good. Drawing the Female Nude (Art of Drawing)
No excuses! Throwing caution to the wind and being as brave as I could I dove in. None of these pieces were done in 20 minutes!!! Ughhhh!

This was my first 5 minute sketch.
My second 5 minute sketch.
The Female Form.

My 5 minute sketches came out okay and this was good, but that left me 15 minutes to throw some paint on there. A crazy thing for sure. It was interesting to see what happened. I liked the way her hair turned out.

The Male Form..

While the form works for me I absolutely am not keen on the color. In my opinion this one turned out the best out of 5. I may try some glazing over him to tone it down a bit.

The Male Form.

I did this digitally enhanced work with my painting and I am pleased with this one. Lots of fun playing around with it.

Challenge Conclusion

I don’t think there is anything wrong with working on these after the challenge period is over. These are studies and there really is not too much of a story in them, alternatively I found it interesting doing this.

I would take on a Twenty Minute Challenge again. While it was difficult, it was also freeing, as it allowed me to mess up, it was invaluable. In addition It was good to be more free with the brushwork and paint. While I did complete the challenge it was not always successful, but the takeaways are very useful.

Always exploring, experimenting and learning.


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