Tuesday, April 13, 2010

paint, paint, blissful paint




Monday nights are my painting night- thanks to Dave who allows me to go into my art room, close the door, put on headphones, and be alone for at least 4 uninterrupted hours. The peace and quiet is verrrrry nice. Last night was a good one- lots of things accomplished.



my happy place

I can't quite remember how I realized that painting was my thing. I always colored and liked to draw....I think it was in high school when I took art class and got to play around with the paints. Then my mom let me use all of her toll painting paints. During college I would paint in the summer time a little....then I really started after Dave and I got married. He encouraged me and then financed a little retail space where I had a little shop that sold about 3 things.....it is all a process!

What is your thing? What would you pick to do creatively if you had 4 hours all to yourself?

14 comments:

Lacie said...

I am IN LOVE with the "Be Still" painting--the colors, the designs, the verse. GORGEOUS!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

i like pen palling... and doing deco books... they are paper crafted books passed around from pen pal to penpal... Oh some pages are just so fabulous!! Each person does a page..

Mary said...

love these, you used some of my favorite colors!!

I would read or paint!! :)

Pam said...

That Be Still painting struck me too. Something about it is very different, and makes you sit up and take notice. Very cool.

I am stumped on the four hours to myself thing. I would probably chose a big project to tackle, but probably not something creative. Now you have me contemplating the meaning of creativity.

Next week, my MIL is going to watch my kids all day so that I can go crazy on my neglected scrapbooks. In my case, I don't really think of that as being a creative project, though, but more a practical one. I would be just as likely to use the time deep cleaning, or organizing my file cabinet, or practicing a difficult piece on my flute.

It seems that these days, most of my creative juices go into my baking business. Not that what I am baking is that creative...I'm just following the recipes, not decorating cakes or anything...but I am creatING things. Also, I put a great deal of creative thought into my vision for my business...dreaming about where I want to take it, how to sell better, how I can make my display and products more appealing, how I can work more efficiently.

The Hopkins Home said...

I love the paintings and your story about how you got started. It's always nice to know how other people stumbled upon their talent: ) I am a crafting jack of all trades - master of none. As long as I'm creating something I'm happy. Lately, I've been loving sewing....Painting looks so fun but I'm kind of intimidated by it! I think I would have a hard time getting started - coming up with the idea of what to paint, etc. Your work is awesome though! The two prints I won from one of your giveaways hang proudly in my dining room - reminding me always that "Jesus is all the world to me" and "in everything give thanks"
Christen

Monica said...

Love the swirls you put in the be still painting; don't remember seeing those in any of your other works!

If I had four hours of uninterrupted time I would either sew, read or write. I know reading isn't exactly creative, but I hate starting a good fiction book and then having to put it down! I seldom read fiction for that reason.

Jennifer said...

I don't know what I would do because I never get 4 hours to myself!! (lol). You are blessed to have that time!

Ruth said...

I love your work. It always makes me smile.

My thing is I love to crochet.

Ruth

Gretchen said...

I think it would take more than just 4 hours to myself, but I would LOVE to decorate my house. I feel like it is something I have voluntarily let go of for a season since we rent, and I work, and just DO NOT have the time or money to do much more than what I've got. I'd love to at least frame some family pictures and make a cool display in our eating area.

Ooooooor. . . 4 hours of coooooooking fun and new and exciting recipes! Maybe I'd start that 4 hours shopping at a farmer's market or something for inspiration.

Love your workspace!

Shelly said...

I would crochet or do interior painting for people.

gailsgarden said...

I like the pic of your work table! It looks like you have coffee or tea in the Old Navy cup, but we know that is actually yucky paint water! Right now I would spend any amount of time in the garden...if the weather would cooperate. It has been cold here! Even that would not keep me out of the garden if I just simply went out and started. I have a bulletin board at the church to tackle. How about doing that for me, Sara?

joyfullness said...

SARA!! SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL paintings!!
I just love all of the blues and reds together... Perfect!!

I have dabbled in everything...except crochet/knitting..but i do wish i was a REAL painter like you...i can't seem to get demention very well..everything just looks flat...
anyway...so happy for you and your 4 HOURS!!! Crazy LOVE!!

Megan Walker said...

I loved seeing your workspace! That's always very inspirational to me, to see the workspace of someone I love and admire!

Jenn said...

I just really love your art. I thought to myself, "I will try to make something similar for myself or my mom"...but realized quickly that while I am good at some things, I could *never* do what you do. Those are gorgeous. I want some. Maybe someday I'll hire you to make me something custom. Deal? O.K. :0)