Friday, January 8, 2010


After reading my New Year's post, I realize I have been working on art but have not been painting so many hours a day. Must assign myself a schedule! I have walked the dogs most days but weather here is poor. a foot of snow, and high of 20 degrees most days. Today it is 11 degrees and wind. We are staying in. All my other goals are working. Why when painting is the priority it is done last or not at all? That is why I said I must set hours to paint or other things just interfere. Much easier to catalog paintings than paint!! This is the challenge...paint some every day, if only to put a drawing on canvas or paper!

Catalog of paintings

So much for promises. Can't believe I haven't posted. I have been working on art. Have inventoried all supplies, and am presently cataloging all paintings. I thought I would be done by now. This method will work much better. A page for every painting, with date started, support, size,medium,mat,frame and price at the top and listings of shows beneath. Previously had just listed on a sheet with name and size and frame. I have found that sometimes I never listed them or listed twice with a different name. Now I will start a sheet when I start a painting. This will work much better. So it has been a paperwork week.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Ah, new beginnings. Today will plan future paintings and decide regular hours to paint. The last painting was one that finalized the jury process for Artistes de Studio Gallery online. I am thrilled.This qualifies as my fifth competition that I set as a goal the middle of 2009. So now to start over with goals.1. I paint 2-3 paintings a week, setting at least 3 hours a day to paint and two for planning,and paperwork.2. Enter 5 competitions and when I hit 5 continue!3. Read or listen to painting info or motivational material 30-60 min. a day. And 4. For fun and instruction have 2 painting vacations and 2 painting workshops. I can't wait to get started! I have also set a continuing goal of a 5lb weight lose per month to hit my final goal of a 20lb weight loss. This means walking briskly 30-40 min/day and continue my salad or soup at six and no white poisons, no red meat, little chicken, lots of fish and vegetables. I can do it as I have done it for six months and lost 20 lbs. Yea! 2010. It is going to be a great year!