It has been ages since I posted anything to my blog. I haven't been sitting around doing nothing though, I assure you. So much has happened between my last post and now I won't even TRY to cover it all. Besides, who would really want a blow by blow of the last 6 months?
Drewbie is employed full time, my day job is awesome, grandkids are growing like weeds, son got married, I am having my first art show... my life in a nutshell.
Anyone that knows me knows my art journey has been an absolute joy and full of insecurity. I have decided that it is what it is. I like playing around in new mediums and trying on new styles. Why should I change? I know most artist have a "style", but I am beginning to think my "style" is randomness. Is that a word? I paint or draw whatever falls out of my head, and I kind of like it that way. I don't paint to get rich (it's probably a damn good thing) and I don't paint to please others. However, when I get done with a piece I look at it and smile and it makes ME happy. There may be a lot of people who look at my work and think, "Really?" Well, that's ok. I finally realized there is enough room on this old earth for all of us. Not everyone will appreciate my quirkiness on canvas, but I bet I make a few others smile with me.
I have been getting ready for a month long show at a local gallery. creativeLAB To do this I had to put my big girl panties on. When I picked up a paint brush again after all those years I NEVER would have thought I would have enough guts to attempt this. But Anne asked me if I would like to, and I just swallowed my anxiety, got out of my own way, and said "YES!" Thanks Anne, for having faith in my work and embracing my quirkiness.
To make it more fun and add some stress I decided to create all new pieces for this show. I am happy to say I will have 12 new pieces. My grandaughter, the little budding artist Scarlet, will also be showing one, as well as a collaboration with my baby sis Andi Suiter.
You all are welcome to join me July 27th @ the creativeLAB from 6:00 - 8:00 to celebrate my Accidental Funkiness
Peace, Love & Laughter ~ Sue
Who am I? Wife, mother, grandmother, friend, quirky kinda chick with a laugh that is too loud and a sense of humor that is at times a bit warped.