Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello Everyone!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

I have been missing in action since the beginning of the year.  It is winter time and on the east coast it has been especially a tough winter.  With that came a long illness.  (since Dec).  And with that  comes some deep Melancholy.  It has caused me to not create as much as I would have liked.  I tried very hard to practice.  And push myself.  I am coming out of the hole at this point. Yayyyyyy!!! I feel so much better and my health is improving.


So with that said, my word for the year is Engage.(I am a little behind) I have a tendency to go inward and not engage with people.  It is a big flaw with me. I am a bit of an introvert. I could stay in my studio for days and not talk to people. People that meet me don't believe me when I say that. But it is true. I am quite Shy, not feeling good enough. I compensate when I meet people by talking to much and being funny. Ask my Daughter and my Sisters. I am trying very hard to get out of this and take the big leap into socializing but it is so hard for me.  So ENGAGE is my word.  And I am going to work really hard at being more social and engaging with my new friends and old friends. Remember that Annie!!!  You and me making art!

  I am focusing on portraits. It is my biggest passion right now.  That is all I am interested in at this time. The more I practice the better I will be. Right?  As you know I am a firm believer that you have to put your 10,000 hours in to be an expert.  
I am trying to find my own style. 

 This one makes me laugh because I hate to waste paper and this one I did on top of some silly bug creature I had done awhile ago.  It you look close you can still see it. 

It took a lot of courage to post this with being absent for so long. But I am feeling the fear and doing it anyway.  
I hope you enjoy. 

So until we meet again!
Sending much Love!

All changes, even  the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France