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In which i’m painting again

 

Here’s the thing.  I seem to be creative one way at a time.  By that I mean that now that I’m painting again (and hopefully sculpting at SOME POINT) I haven’t been spending much time writing.

 

Normally I would say no big deal but at this point, I’ve actually committed to a weekly column and I kind of like the fact that I post Monday through Friday so I don’t want to quit that.  The problem is that I’m a feast or famine type of person.  I either do something in a compulsive type way or I seem to not do it at all.  I suspect that’s the reason that I’ve never accomplished much of anything.

 

I tend to pour myself into a project and sooner or later I’m bored.  It was one of the reasons that I enjoyed doing party decorations so much.  I could work, work, work on the project and then when it was done, it was completely over.  I really enjoy that type of thing.

 

Now I’ve had paintings all over my house for years.  Seriously, some have been sitting there in an unfinished state for about 15 years.  When I got back from California I was bound and determined to start sculpting again but I’ve run into a few roadblocks.  Since I was feeling so creative I decided I would work on my paintings.

 

Now this is no small task since most of my paintings are larger than 4’ x 4’.  Many of them are even 6 or 8 feet tall.  At any rate, I set up my area and started painting again.  I usually just paint over earlier paintings until I actually like what I have.  Then I stop.  It’s abstract so there’s no right or wrong.

 

The thing is, I only have enough wall space to display a few of the paintings.  I mean, how many walls do I have that are big enough for a 4 x 6 painting?  Not many because the reality is that I have a LOT OF WINDOWS.  Nonetheless, I’m on a roll and I’ve really been enjoying the process.

 

I paint in oil so I go up there (my studio) everyday and start messing with multiple paintings and adding new layers.  The end result is that 1) I have a LOT of paintings with nowhere to put them and 2) I’m using a LOT of time that I normally spend writing this blog.

 

So, while I’m enjoying myself I’m using my creativity in a way other than here and it seems I’m going to have to build my own art gallery.  Now I’ve had plenty of people offer to take them off my hands so I’m considering actually  * GASP * selling some of them. I’ve never actually sold any of my art although I have had offers.

 

One reason is that I usually like the stuff I do so much that I want it displayed in my own house.  I can’t imagine not having the piece that’s in my dining room displayed there.  I suppose I will have to get over that mindset if I continue creating art.  Either that or build a 20,000 square foot house that includes an art gallery which seems insane since my children are grown and out of the house (for the most part).

 

Well, as per usual, this is just a rambling post about what I should do.  I’m going to attempt to take some pictures so I can show you guys what I’ve been up to.  Unfortunately, I have no idea how to go about taking pictures of paintings but would you like to see them?

 

Just curious…

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10 Comments

  1. Theresa
    September 22, 2011

    Yes I want to see!

    • Lynn
      September 22, 2011

      Ok….the picture is a 4×6 foot one in my dining room

  2. Teri
    September 22, 2011

    Yes, we would love to see them! I’m with you on the all or nothing, I am the same way. And you should contact the local library and ask if they would display your art via an “art exhibit”. Then you could get them out of your house for a bit and perhaps sell some. Of course then you may get requests for specific works, become a commissioned artiste (note the fancy way you have to spell it if you are getting paid?) Then you would make enough money to buy that huge house and you could continue painting just for you and get back to writing too. Isn’t that a perfect world? Let me know how it works out for you. I love my own little world. (love the painting by the way)
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    • Lynn
      September 22, 2011

      i was just discussing last night what to do with the art. I think i’m going to try to get 10-20 paintings that i really, really like together. then get them photographed and see what i can do with them.

      thanks for your plan!

  3. By Word of Mouth Musings
    September 22, 2011

    You are so well rounded ;)

    Do you have a fab coffee shop in your neighborhood that would display a different one each month?
    Cannot wait to see all your bursting creativity!

    • Lynn
      September 22, 2011

      I don’t know…i feel like if i can’t sell them for decent money, i might as well give them away, ya know?

  4. Julie
    September 22, 2011

    I say, fook it and build the 20,000 square footer. Knock yourself out with your creativity!

    • Lynn
      September 22, 2011

      hahaha…build a 20,000 square foot house? now that my kids are all gone? hahahaha

  5. Luda
    September 22, 2011

    You could sculpt a 20,000 sq. ft. house.

    • Lynn
      September 22, 2011

      Wow! Can you imagine how long that would take?

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