the golden loop by Ronald Ceuppens
Its been a strange week. Lots of stuff to do, but low motivation to do it. I've been working slowly to catch up all the little things that needed to be done after the last show and before the next one. I did finally get all my materials in to complete the magnets that I wanted to make for the next show and am almost done making those. I also have a HUGE pile of unmade button parts staring at me, needing to be made. I want to paint something, but dont have the time to get lost in it, so here I am slowly working, partially inspired, partially overwhelmed, partially exhausted. I need a bit of creative adrenaline to amp me up for this next weekend of selling. When this happens I start scouring the internet for a new inspiring artist. I found some really incredible 3d Mixed Media pieces by a European Artist named Ronald Ceuppens. See Here for more incredible pics of his work. Perhaps it will bring you some creative inspiration too.
bleodneus by Ronald Ceuppens
Here's the thing. I am a true introvert. I enjoy socializing and meeting new people, but the time that I do those activities take away from my energy storage instead of filling it (like it would for my oh-so extroverted sister). Time alone, time with my paints, my thoughts, and just plain old silence is what fills me back up to enjoy and crave socializing again. So I've been letting myself be drained and have been staying home for the most part this week, trying to restore my soul, renew my spirit, and get pumped up for two long fun days of talking to new people who visit my art booth. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What fills your reserves?
I also wanted to say that I finally went through all the comments from my post about motherhood when I shared the painting I made to heal some fears. Go here to read the post. I was overwhelmed with the feeling of connectedness to these strong and compassionate women and the many others that I know share our story but just didnt leave a comment. I adore this painting I made so much, that I am having trouble coming to a decision about selling it. I did, however, pay to have it rescanned on a large scale scanner, creating the most true to the original print I possibly can. It came out breathtaking. I wanted to share it with you. So I am doing a giveaway for an 8X10 print of this painting. You can put a comment in to enter until Monday night 12a/ 11.1.2010
To Enter this Giveaway, just comment on this post, let me know what fills your reserves when you are drained.
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If you dont want to wait and just want a print now, I am offering this motherhood print (titled "Little Star" on my etsy site for a special price of $15 this week only. It would make a wonderful print for a nursery or a lovely gift for a new or seasoned mother. Have a wonderful week and check back for more updates on my latest festival experience.