Saturday, February 23, 2013

Artist's Doubt

Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel Studios is a group of pure fun I recently joined.  Tracy has a live U-Stream class every Monday night for free which I stumbled across and enjoy so much.  She has encouraged members to create a bucket list of small to large Life Achievements each member would like to do or become or see in this year.

As you may remember, I haven't any real desires to do or see or become much of anything except to capture memories of my life and put them down in my art journals.  Egotistically, I rather hope the future generations might want to get to know their Mimi.  I hope my oil paintings will be passed down through the family members and someone, someday might say "Who was that painter in our family?" and someone will have my journals in safekeeping just for that moment in time.  :-D
Artist's Doubt

And as you also may know, I love my oils and paint from study ... but am completely kerpfuddled with this mixed media and design on the fly!  Luckily, much of my life has been a kerpfuddle and I just muddle thru the puddle and make a mess and track it everywhere and go on about life anyway often to the consternation of those about me, for which I will say once more -- "truly sorry!" (((hugs))).  :-)  

Ok, so anyway, I did a February Challenge for Tracy's group -- and this is it.  I see so many newcomers to this media who doubt what they are doing.  I do as well.  It doesn't stop me, of course, but it sure can be disconcerting when one questions the validity of what they are doing with their art.   I hope they doubt and just keep doing ... it so matters!  Every time you doubt and push forward gets you *that* much closer to where you want to be eventually.  So I say ...

PUSH ON and PLAY and enjoy the adventure!!!

7 comments:

  1. I can totally "get" your quote, Von! But, I also love all the color and texture in this piece. Sweet use of your metal embellishments, too! Great work!

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  2. I think you rocked this! Would so love to be able to do oil paintings. i know your family will treasure yours!

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  3. Oh, by the way, we share the same background for our arty blogs! Come visit me at:
    http://kaywallaceartjournaling.blogspot.com
    Something you might want to consider is adding a "follow by e-mail" option on your "sidebar." For me, that means I get a notification that you have updated your blog!

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  4. Oh Von I love it! I love all the texture and the beautiful colors,and the way that you journaled your list into the piece. And I love that quote! :D
    Thank you so much for sharing with us!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  5. I think that the fun of mixed media is that it's freeing...no more kerpfuddling ( lol, that words makes me smile ) just slap your soul down and have at it! I think you did a fabulous job Von, great back ground and I love the flowers! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  6. Thank you everyone. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments! :-)

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