Find “It” ….. {Monday Motivation}

 

credit: Foolsgold by Susan G. Wooldridge
credit: Bird by Bird, by Ann Lamott
Find what ‘it’ is that makes ‘creating’ your Happy Place…..
Is it the process? The product? Small pieces that help you manage the project?
Figure it out and get after it!
Happy Monday

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Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will Come.

Remember that movie, Field of Dreams, and the oft-quoted line: If you build it, he (they) will come? How many times have you used that sentiment in your own life? Yep. Me, too. So here goes….

To make the Tax Lady happy last year about this time (or, at the very least, to keep her from scowling at me), I promised to increase my small business income by 20% – working toward a respectable number, thank-you-very-much… one that would be moving north while my expenses move south. You get the picture.

Fast-forward a year. I’m ready to see the Tax Lady. I suppose when you start with nothing, the only way to go is up, right? I seem to be heading {slowly} in that direction, and I’m pleased. For a little lady, she can be tough. And this gal crumbles under that kind of pressure!

baby crying
photo credit: theanxietylife.com

So what happened that I’m ready to face the number-crunching-question-asking little lady?? I painted. I wrote. I attended. I lost sleep. I gained gray hair. I lost my eyeglasses (more than once), but found them just in time to finish those tiny details….

I worked hard to build it. And now, they are coming. Customers. Slowly, but surely, the word is getting out. The dollars are coming in. Still just a few, but hey, 20% more than the year before. I can face the Tax Lady with pride and satisfaction of work well done and a goal reached.

Now, I work my buttola off even harder this year to make {more} things happen.

Because

that’s

how

I

roll.

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Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will come.

 

Create from the Heart….. {Monday Motivation}

yellow roses fading in vase and falling

Make it a creative Monday!

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Life, This Morning…..

credit: RobinLK Studios/2016
credit: RobinLK Studios/2016

 

Mortality

Aging

Living …. (!)

 

gnawing at me,

whispering to me,

.

.

.

tapping

     on

         my

              shoulder.

 

 ~ RLK  2.28.17

Life Dances On…. {Six Word Wednesday}

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Spinning, circling

colorfully…..

life dances on.

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What’s your story in six today? 

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Underpants and the Art Studio…. {a Little 411 Fun}

canvases painted red on studio table-underpaintingArtists call it underpainting: a layer of paint that goes on first, as a base coat, to provide a foundation for finished work, adding depth and tonal qualities to later layers in acrylic and oil paintings. Colors vary.

I’ve read that some contemporary artists use this technique, though it was much more common by the greats before them.

I began tinkering with paint in 2015, but didn’t learn about underpainting until a few months ago, while watching an artist on YouTube. Then, during a recent workshop, I heard the term again as Donna Downey added a layer of red paint to her canvas, explaining its purpose. Want to know more? Here’s a little 411 on the topic.

Steeped in art history, underpainting is a method I now employ. Not only does it eliminate a blank white canvas, I also love how bits of red peek through in my work.

However, always playing with words {here’s the fun part}….

I prefer to call it underpants.

Why?

It makes me laugh every time I say it!  😉

 

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She Flew….. {Six Word Wednesday}

Painting in progress in art studio

What’s your story in six today? 

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