Daybook August 18
Hosted by Peggy @ The Simple Woman
Outside My Window…Is the beginning of a scorcher, after a few weeks of 70 degree highs.
I am thinking…that maybe I am getting in over my head by joining Myartspace.com. “Artists” tend to look down on those they feel don’t represent “true” art–I know because I look at my own work and feel that it isn’t what I want it to be as an artist, as an illustrrator it is fine, but the word “artist” and the culture attched, nope it doesn’t fit. The art field is not a sweet and gentle place and I am nervous to be shoving my nose in someplace where I feel I cannot quite fit in.
I am thankful that…the weather has shifted requiring the ac to be on–my joints are so much happier now.
From the kitchen…is a mess waiting to be dealt with.
I am wearing…my workout clothes–hubby woke me early this morning so we could walk together–this is what we do in the fall and is one of my favorite things.
I creating…a just for fun comic of what I was ding 10 years ago, for a meme of sorts, a illo for my book, some more decorating ideas for my girls’ roo with their two very different tastes. (The good news is we found quilts they both love that match perfectly–bad news is they are $40 each and hubby and I REALLY need a new quilt.)
I am going…to celebrate my and my husband’s birthdays this week. 🙂
I am reading…nothing–still need to get to the library, last weeks book was a propaganda filled dud.
I am hoping…to get out with hubby sans kids this week.
Around the house…relatively clean (vacuumed yesterday.)
One of my favorite things…Is time to paint WITH my music on.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:Knock some things off the to-do list I have on the wipe-off board by my desk, the list is huge and I hate lists. Plus I need to make some money as I have a few things that really want to buy, plus I know what I want to get the girls for birthdays and Christmas and need to save money so I can get them. Tomorrow I am planning to release a new personal meme, a cretive prompt of sorts, because I need one on Tuesdays and am not happy with the sort that others have out there, so stop by tomorrow to see what I have in mind.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…
I think you prbaby have nothing to worry about. We artists are harder on ourselves than anyone else it!
Oh I know what you mean about the art world. I see so much cultural propoganda through that medium. I would not call myself an artist yet, but you have to start somewhere and now that the boy are grown, there is more time in between grandbaby visits and caring for parents. The house commission was beautiful!
Lovely flowers! And as for others comments on your art, your art has to be what you’re happy with, be true to yourself, unless it’s constructive criticism then let it go 🙂
I know exactly what you mean about your art. I am the same way with my dolls, they always end up as something a little different than I imagine them when I start, but they have all found homes so someone out there likes them : ).
Maybe I’ll check out myartspace.com.
I’ll stop by and check out your new meme tomorrow.
Hi, Heather…I think it’s interesting that we have the same books in our to-read piles. It’s such a small world and you meet the nicest people online. And some very talented ones…I clicked over to read your Day book but I have to comment that I absolutely adore your Sunday post. It is delightful!
Have a lovely week,
Never heard of myartspace.com, will have to check it out. Yeah, I went to a college where the “fine art” professors and many BFA students alike frowned upon commercial art and anything crafty, etc., heard a lot of snobby comments and critiques of a couple local artists, who they deemed “were just in it for the money, not real artists…” Well, humbug fooey! However, I’ve personally come to appreciate the creative process as it’s found in all its various forms more and more over the years. Fwiw, as a once-upon a time pursuer of making “true, fine art” I think that your illustrations are lovely expressions of you and creative reflections of your world. And just your DOING it, drawing regularly and sharing your work, has inspired me already.
It’s been a long time since I’ve painted (like, a picture, not the door jams or hallway trim work) with music on! Will have to give THAT a go asap. Garsh, see… you’re such an artist!
Test: Is your house clean? No? Then you’re an artist… That’s my theory, what I keep telling myself anyways.
love this photo heather.