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Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Clue to my No Art Life, Sketches and Photos

I have been procrastinating, not unusual for me.  I write about this problem often.  Jack White wrote about it on FASO today or yesterday.  http://faso.com/fineartviews/81202/a-career-killer  His article made me smile.  He has a keen sense of humor.

Alyson Stanfield has a clue and solution it seems to me.  http://goo.gl/yIKMCl  She gives good advice, too.

The gist of the help in both articles is to get up off your bottom and get busy.  Practice and "doing" gives you new ideas and enthusiasm.  We will see if I can get moving when we get home to Bastrop.  I will have to move a little as I'm teaching a class at the Guild on October 14.  I will post about that in a separate post.

In the meantime, I sketched a bit on the patio in Chimayo.  I was trying watercolor painting.  I am better at the ink/watercolor sketches, but need a lot of practice.

This was a view across the patio at Rancho de Chimayo.  It was pretty dark and I had our porch light on to sketch.  I put the color on next morning.  It should probably be darker in the shadow areas.

These are daytime sketches of a few of the flowers and a chair.  Relaxing and fun to do.

We are in rainy Arizona today.  Unusual for such a long period of steady rain.

This was yesterday afternoon, we went to Marana to check on the Thunderbird and to visit with Roger's great grand twin boys.  They are amazing.  So identical and so smart. They were 2 years old in May and were having swimming lessons.

Today I sketched on my iPad with Brushes and my fingers.  I stood in the doorway as it was sprinkling.

Scavenger Hunt 375 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1360555, Number 1 - cat.  This skid steer by Mustang is generally called a bob cat.  A Bob Cat is white and is the most well known brand.  At any rate this is the closest thing around here to any kind of a cat.  Robert is hosting the Hunt and he has a live cat named Ari that is used for many of his sketches.  I think he will enjoy this substitute.


I found this good article by Jann Alexander in Austin:
More good ideas.
Updated 2:55pm same day


Bag Blog said...

I need to read those links on procrastination. But I'll do it later :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I will say it again, "Are we related?"

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice sketches :)

procrastination...my arch enemy rears its head when I really really don't want to work on a project :p

Jo Castillo said...

Thank you, Jennifer. Procrastination is something I have to work against .....later!

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