“Habit is more powerful than will. If you get in the habit of painting every day, nothing will keep you from painting.”
The change in the weather and the change in the household inhabitants has encouraged me to re-establish my studio habits and focus on the upcoming fall events. Starting with a good scrub down of the space and an inventory of what is needed, I have happily fallen back into my workday habit. I am not sure that habit is really the best word to describe what I do, it is more a passion, drive, need, desire, necessity or all of the above. I have a long established pattern of the workday week. I choose to keep the weekends free for family time. I get a lot done and I allow myself time to regroup and renew on the weekends without the inner voices telling me “I should be painting”. It works for me. I do have to admit, that I did sneak out and go to the beach for a few hours this past week – it is just too beautiful not to catch those last few waning days of summer. I see that beach time as a gift and nourishment for the soul. Hey, isn’t that the beauty of working independently?
I have a lot of exhibitions on the horizon. I just was asked to be a part of an invitational abstract show on Martha’s Vineyard called “Vineyard Artists’ Abstractions: Creating New Perspectives” will take place at the Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, MA, October 3 – 18, 2009. I am also slated to be in a show titled “Heavy Metal, Metalwork and Abstractions” at the Water Street Gallery in Douglas, Michigan. This show opens October 10, and runs through November 11, 2009. There are also 3 festivals that I will be participating in this October; the 48th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show, in Armonk, NY, October 3 & 4. The 28th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival of the Bruce Museum, in Greenwich, CT, October 10 & 11 and The Gracie Square Art Show at Carl Schurz Park in New York City, October 17 & 18. Things are busy here and that is always a bit of a motivating factor. More important for me is getting into the habit of painting again. Summer is wonderful, and I do get things done, but real focus time seems to come in the fall. I look forward to the adventure…
“Painting is an adventure to an unknown world. New ideas and concepts develop along the way.” –Ratindra Das
Painting is available .
More information on shows listed checkout my exhibition schedule.