The Laws of Nature

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Busy-ness

No time to read right now, but I'll get back to it soon. I spent most of yesterday hanging my solo show at the Port Clyde Art Gallery in Maine and sold three paintings while I was still hanging it! I hope that's a good sign.

Next week I'll be in New Hampshire teaching a week-long painting workshop. The focus is developing ideas, or content, before beginning a painting. My primary goal is to help artists find their own voice and learn how to use it in order to create unique and authentic work.

More good news: My work is included in three books this year. The most recent is an e.book and DVD by Sue St. John (image on left) that features the works of 58 artists. In it, we artists describe how we created works in abstraction. If you're interested, you can learn more about it here.

The other two books that feature my work will be released next month (July):
Best of America Watermedia Artists Volume II &
The Artistic Touch, 4



When I think about all this activity, I reflect upon how many years it has taken me to become this busy. It's a building process and we have to be patient with that process. It's too tempting to expect immediate results and rapid advancement. Just yesterday I heard an artist remark that there are "too many artists in this area (the St. George peninsula of Maine)." I immediately replied that "there are never enough artists." The truth is, it doesn't matter how many artists there are, the cream will always rise to the top, and we must never give up trying no matter how long it takes.

What are your thoughts?

9 comments:

hwfarber said...

All great news. Congratulations. You are the cream.

Stan Kurth said...

You are the crème de la crème! Wow, three paintings sold and show not even hung, that is good news. Congrats on all the pubs, I'm looking forward to seeing and reading.

Eva said...

Congratulations on being featured in all of those books! Since abstract art is my thing, I signed right up for the ebook!
THREE paintings? Wow!!! You're really are on a roll, but then your work is so great, I'm not surprised. You'll probably have a sellout show!

Carolina Moon Arts Studio said...

Fantastic Kathy!! WOW!!

PAMO said...

Fantastic news- all of it!! You are busy because of your talent and your dedication and hard, hard work. Congratulations Kathy- WELL DESERVED!

Celeste Bergin said...

Agree...there are never enough artists! (however, I am also glad for the accountants, bankers, mechanics, engineers, etc etc etc). People seem to wind up doing what they are meant to do...in one way or another. Congratulations on the sales and the books!

-Don said...

Kathy, you are an inspiration through you hard work, talent and tenacity. The rewards are all well-deserved. Congrats!

-Don

Kathy said...

Hi ALL - thank you for your kind words of generous support! It makes this busy-ness all the better :-)

Sharmon Davidson said...

That's the GOOD kind of busy! Congrats on everything- you deserve it! Enjoy!