Lately I’ve felt excited, loved, creative and knowing something big is happening.  How is it then that at the same time as I feel a bit vulnerable, frusterated, maybe even scared?  2 sides of the same coin I’m finding. Instead of resisting this anxiety, frusterated feeling I get sometimes I’m learning to embrace it; I’ve learned it means I’m about to to get a great idea or something good is about to happen.

This holiday season blissfully made my head spin a bit. I am finally getting a minute to take a deep breath now, it’s a good thing.  In November I deliberately didn’t schedule classes or projects for December. I thought it’ll be nice to take it easy a bit, and hopefully I’d get some Christmas and Holiday orders.  Well I did, life has been fabulously busy and full.   Life as an artist is never boring. In January I’ll post some of the fun projects I worked on, I don’t want to ruin the surprise in case someone who shouldn’t sees them.  I know that people connect with me and my work more because I am very honest, open about things and vulnerable.  But you know what? it’s much easier watching others be vulnerable sometimes.  Sometimes after pouring myself into a painting or project I’ll put it out there and people will connect and leave me feedback.  I love that. I love to know when someone buys a piece where they put it, who it’s for, how they like it. Is it the same as they expected…  Other times I put it out there and share my work or ideas and …. (insert cricket chirps here) … nothing…     It comes with the territory, I get it… but blah… I don’t like that part.

So will that stop me from continuing to put myself out there?  Apparantly not cuz I’m about to again…    I just finished my C.C. White painting yesterday.  I plan on photographing it this week and I’ll post soon. This painting is big, it’s 4 feet x 4 feet.  She’s gloriously radiating loving energy into my studio right now as she sits on the easel. I can’t wait to share.

 

On another note, I had Bruce draw a name this morning for the winner of the Pallet Art Print.  The winner of a Pallet Art Print is…… Tara Duffy!!!!!  Congrats to here.   Thank you to each and every one of you who entered, shared and comments.    Here is a copy of the links I had in my last posting if you didn’t win but would still like the chance to buy something from the drawing in the future:

Day 1 – Wine Prints – You can find my wine prints and artwork here.

Day 2 – Ornaments – wide variety available here in my studio.  Some themes on hand: new baby girl, new baby boy, girl, woman, wine, guitar, music, couple, family

Day 3 – Yoga print – You can find the exact print here or browse through the etsy site to find all the other poses.

Day 4 – Music Postcard prints – Here

Day 5 – Horse racing 8×10 print. Here

Day 6 – Hand Painted hammher –  You can find the hammhers I have listed on Etsy here   otherwise I have lots more in my studio that are not listed. Set up a time to stop by.

Day 7 – Greeting Cards – again, I have some listed on Etsy here.  I have more that I haven’t had time to list yet in my shop.  Set up a time to stop by or just ask if there is an occasion your looking for a card for.

Day 8 – Coasters – You can find the set of 6 here.

Day 9 – Yoga prints – all yoga prints, cards, pallet artwork, jewelry, posters are here.

Day 10 – Original Crossroads artwork – I’ve got a couple options for you, you can take a class and learn to make your own crossroads artwork.  Or by a print here.

Day 11 – Minnesota Wine Glass Set here.  Or Minnesota Beer Glass Set here.  (You can always request a different state or city)

Day 12 – Today – I have music themed pallets here.  Or the soulful yoga, crossroads and more here.

Have a great day!!! **Noelle