Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finding- and Painting Your Festive-Daily!

Daily Painting 12/14/10
Acrylic on Canvas, 10" x 10"

You don't have to look far to Find Your Festive.  Maybe festive is in your closet, or on your feet. 

The point is, inspiration is everywhere. In your back yard, your closet, or as I recently learned, on Artists Helping Artists, a live talk radio show hosted by Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry.  These two artists host a weekly live talk radio show. Their show is an informative conversation with helpful insight into everything from creativity to organization to marketing.   

One interesting show I listened to was an interview with the artist Carol Marine who committed over 4 years ago, to do a small painting every day.  Wow.  Now that is inspiring. 

For about 3-4 months last year I was doing a tea bag drawing every day and I loved watching the drawings evolve. While that series is on hold, I still have tea bags hanging everywhere and they often make their way into my work.

Altered Utensils, 2009
Wire, pulp, encaustic, collage

Committing to a daily practice, whether it be in the studio, or on or off the yoga mat is at the top of my list.

What are you committing to as we begin to welcome in 2011?


Denise Bellon West said...

Hi Nanci,
Denise here, from Triage. I just figured out how to subscribe to blogs, so I'm working my way down the list. Glad to see you're so active.
I would love to commit to doing one painting a day - but I think I would stop if I didn't have someone to be accountable to! Camaraderie, you know.
Merry Christmas to you!

Nanci Hersh said...

Hi Denise,
Let's do it! I'm on day 5 of a painting a day and I am getting into the groove- making time and feeling good about what is happening. I want to continue and would love a ptg. buddy. Also, I wrote 3 posts on Wed. and spread them out. Want to commit to anything similar (or more or less) and check in with each other?

Merry Christmas to you too!!!

Denise Bellon West said...

Nanci, I just finally remembered to come back and see if you ever left a comment -- yes, I will be your painting buddy!!! Rather than try to catch up, I will do one right now. I'll look around for your e-mail address, and we can connect that way. Hope you had a great Christmas!

Nanci Hersh said...

Great Denise, and remember you can click on Subscribe to comments below where you do leave a comment on someone's blog.

Looking forward to seeing your Daily Paintings!