Friday, August 20, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer

If I weren't so lazy, I might at least scan in a sketch I've done during my recent travels. Lots of people in the plane or airports looking drowsy. BUT.... there are only 4 more days until my daughter goes to school and then I can refocus myself! I can't wait for that, though I am sorry to send her away again every day (and to have the alarm wake me daily.)

I have so much in my brain that I am anxious to get started on - I've been stocking up ideas all summer. Storing them up because I've been too "lazy" to actually get my palette set up and work even when I had the time. When I made that lazy comment to my friend V....Vaughan, she said these very wise and enlightening things:

NEVER CALL IT LAZY!!!

An artist (which you ARE) is ALWAYS working…even when there is no paint on the palette, the composition meter is still running…and the color picker eyes are in a constant state of evaluating…

The WORST thing for an artist is to be A L O N E !!! You are nurturing your longevity and health by taking care of a family (and organizing teas with your friends...)

So there you have it. I've been evaluating and planning paintings for several months and am putting you on notice now that there will be more small works available here soon. And more gallery pieces heading out to my anxious brick and mortar representatives.

5 comments:

Melanie Rawlings said...

Sometimes life happens, and we cant get to what we want to, or perhaps its the Universe saying "take a breather". You'll have a fresh start. Good Luck

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Oh, I've been feeling the same way. My daughter leaves for college tomorrow and my son just started back to high school. So much in my head that I want to paint, though I will miss my daughter.
Your paintings are wonderful, I've been reading your blog for a long time. Guess that makes me a lurker. :)
Joan
p.s. actually I do comment once in the while. So I'm not a lurker? haha

Marian Fortunati said...

Your friend has given you good advice...
Something we can all learn from.

Linda Popple said...

How true! I am always grateful that when I am away from the easel I can't wait to get back and begin again! I'm looking forward to seeing your new work. :-)

- said...

O how I can relate to all of this!! Robin, I remember a few years ago when your daughter was much younger and you asked me what I do with my 6 & 7 year olds for the summer - remember that? Used to be I could take them to the summer program at the church. Not anymore - they've outgrown it and refused to go. They went back to school on Monday, and I'm thrilled to have my days back - though I'd love it if someone could explain to me why I've been down all week : )

And oh - how wonderful your work is! Always has been outstanding!

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