Friday, September 28, 2012

An Old Hobby

It took me about two and a half weeks to get to it.  I got a little bored during the day.  My house wasn’t clean, but who wants to do that when there are millions of other ways to waste time?  There is only so much time you can spend looking at cool projects on Pintrest before the overwhelming urge to do something gets me out of the chair!
One of my goals this year has been to pick up painting again.  I painted in college.  I’m so grateful to have had the college experience I had.  We were allowed to take as many classes as we wanted to each semester.  After I got my feet under me in school I added at least one art class each semester to my schedule.  I recall skipping a fair amount of classes in college, but I bet I never missed my art classes.
From time to time I would pick up my brushes, but I never had the time or space to devote to it.  I do now.
For some reason, I have been on an oyster kick.  First I made hinted around to Allen that I wanted one of these beauties  from Alison Evans for Mother’s Day.
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He delivered 3, but instead of satisfying my oyster urge, it increased it.  Now I want one or six of each.  Sorry sweetie!
And look at this
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I’ve also been really drawn to other oyster art.
Look at this lovely from the Savannah artist Bellamy Murphy.
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It inspired me to pick up my brushes and do my own poor attempts at some oyster art.
Working with acrylics is all new to me and while I want to get better, I sort of just want to go back to oils, so I can be comfortable.  Part of  it is that I am a bit of a perfectionist.  These are far from perfect.  However, they are a start.
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I’ve got a ways to go, but life is long.

3 comments:

  1. I love your paintings!! Can't wait until I build my house and can decorate the walls with all your art!

    Aunt Chele

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