Monday, December 12, 2005


Lately I've had all kinds of crazy ideas floating around in my head. Some of them have been a result of seeing things like this.
I think to myself, "You could do that! You could design stationary and sell it!" I could, and how much work would that be? I'm trying to bite off too much here. I need to accomplish one thing at a time, not try to do four million things at once.
The fact is I have other art coming at me. I have images and designs popping into my head that aren't exactly suitable for children's illustration. Not adult content, more fine art I guess. I thought about ignoring these thoughts. "Go away!" I said, " I can't mess with you right now! I'm trying to draw cute piggies and snub-nosed little boys!" They wouldn't go away, however. They kept fluttering around demanding attention.
So I've decided to keep them around for my own enjoyment. As I've said before, I'm going to be experimenting over the holidays. Maybe these paintings could become installments in boutique shops or sold at art fairs. (I'm dreaming huge here, of course.) In the short run, they'll be gifts to family and friends, and home decor.
I don't have too much going on, besides the usual before-Christmas holiday insanity. I'm crossing my fingers that I can even get my I-Fri. entry done this week. Here's a peek at my short-term goals over the holidays:
1. Redo favorite illustrations for New York Showcase portfolio
2. Dig out old magazines: create recipe binder; tear out and organize sheets with patterns. for future use in mixed media pieces.
3. Begin creating m.m. pieces for gifts (2) and decoration (3)


  1. Absolutely you CAN DO IT! I love your Picasso quote. I have told myself the same thing for many years now (I could do that, I want to do that ...) I've recently started doing it and so many doors are opening up for me it is amazing!

  2. I'm right there with you Dee. I feel like I'm all over the place trying all kinds of different techniques and even crafts. Maybe it's our inner artist trying to lead us or maybe we just don't want to get bored or burnt out. I think you can do it all or at least try it to see if it fits!!
    Thanks again for your help with the blog header. Your instructions were very clear and simple to follow. I owe you one!

  3. Thanks for the comments, you two. :) It's nice to know others feel the same way. Frizz, I think you're a step ahead of me...I am LOVING your stamps!

  4. I am sure that you can do it too Dee. Just keep at those goals.

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