I really want to be that artist who makes notes people can actually read, and nurtures ideas in a series of leather sketchbooks. Big fail. And, let’s be real. At age 51 and 30 or so years into this career, I can’t go back and document my actual process. I can only show you the haphazard pile of sketchbooks, studies, diaries, notes, essays, pages torn from magazines, and bits of writing on cocktail napkins and post-it notes. Also, who is going to care?
I kind of care, not because I want to leave a lasting legacy, lol, but because I am interested in seeing my journey, and connecting the dots so I can learn and decide what to do next. I fantasize about archival boxes, acid free tissue paper and glassine sleeves for my clearly labeled photos. All stored in a climate-controlled flat file. I will never have that and it’s time to let go. So what do I have, besides the "pile" I mentioned before? I have my art database, social media, blog posts and iPhone photos. This is actually a pretty good collection of "documentation" in my digital footprint. And all that Facebook and Instagram posting? It hasn’t been a waste of time after all.
Green is 2017 color of the year.
Actually, a color named Greenery. PANTONE 15-0343 On the Pantone website it is described as "A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings." I like this color and use similar colors in my painting. It will be interesting to see how Greenery will translate into fashion and décor. What do you think?
Decorating for the holidays is fun, but sometimes those pumpkins or bright Santas don't seem comfortable in front of you treasured art. Here are four things you can do to help your art and your decorations get along during the holidays.