(from The Sleeper and the Insomniac series)
September 11, 2012
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
This painting is a continuation of The Sleeper and the Insomniac series. I started this painting before my son was born and have been dabbling on it ever since. I finally got to finishing it. I constantly think about furthering the series. I have to find somewhere to show a larger collection of the work and find willing models (if you are interested in filling either of those roles email me! firstname.lastname@example.org ). I itch to paint another set of sleeper paintings.
Now that the dawdling lazy pace of my care free summer is over, I am finding a consistent painting/working schedule. I didn't even realize how relaxed my summer was until September hit and the rigid schedules and routines of the school year commenced. It caught me quite off guard this year. I found myself waking up and laying in bed questioning why we have to be at school right at 8:30, would 8:34 be ok? This whole summer I was late and early by whole hours with not a care in the world. I marched to the beat of my own drum. Now the drum is pounding down the minutes and I swear my life is run by timers, alarms, calendars, and reminders. I know in my rational thought process it will become an easy routine that will feel more natural and in the near future I will need less caffeine and wine.
I have started to schedule in my working/painting time. Creating a solid routine has already been beneficial for my growing painting career. It's hard work being an artist. It's not just playing with paint all day, although luckily some days it is. I have to do a lot of correspondence work, which is often quite encouraging and inspiring.
I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity to pursue my art career as a painter. Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life that support me especially my Significant Other and my many patrons that make what I do important. I hope you stay tuned as to what happens next. The sky's the limit in my heart and mind. On and Up!