Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 Happenings

Well good news bad news ! I am home painting today and getting new art work organized by photographing , measuring, pricing etc . The bad news I have been laid off again from Light crafters because of the slow work . With the time I have I am working hard to be productive and work on my own art. I spent a day trip yesterday with my talented friend Ziya running around San Antonio to the Museum of Art, El Mercado , the riverwalk and seeing my very talented friend Cackie Hayes in a play fundraiser for Bexar County. It was so much fun. Other than the play and seeing my friend shine I loved the latin american art collection and the oceanic pieces. What an inspiration !

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Back to Painting

I am so happy to be back to painting. I think for some reason I forget the process, the blending of colors and creating something new and fresh. It is a challenge to come up with new ideas , fresh subjects and exciting for our collectors. I normally "See" what I am going to create complete. Then I move colors around in my head for days. Most the time If I am having some difficulty with a piece in my head I go swimming . For some reason swimming the colors are fluid and move around effortlessly. Now that I know what my next pieces are going to be I can't seem to paint quickly enough ! soooooo fun......

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I have an urn website and have had one for over 10 years. I painted my first urn for my grandfather Elton Marr when I was in college. We could not find an appropriate urn we liked so i found a beautiful wooden box and painted an angel on it. Years later when my son Ezra was a baby I was exhausted ! I laid down to take a rest and the entire business flashed before me like a slide show. i researched what was offered on the Internet for months, interviewed funeral business owners, found distributors for the boxes, a retired wood worker near Austin and my husband graciously built a website with my vision. Ten years later it is still up and running and I am stepping up by site with a shopping cart. This is a huge business and I am not in it to get rich. I enjoy the personal collaboration with families and friends to make something Unique for their loved one. I am afraid with texting and emails people are less willing to pick up their cell phone and talk to another person for any reason . I wonder if collaboration will be a thing of the past ?