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...has been extraordinary. I am one step closer to defining my brand, I have discovered new professional artists that I find incredibly inspiring, I celebrated one year with the love of my life, and now we are moving to Annapolis, MD. With this transition in my career I have been very open to exploring my options. To clarify, I will be teaching Art for years to come but I want to do more. I want to be more involved with the local art scene, I want to find opportunities for my students to become involved, and I want to grow as an artist. In order to do this I must extend my love of art past the classroom. I must become immersed in everything creative. To be continued...
Yet another snow day...
I could be lesson planning, I could be shoveling, I could clean my house. Nah...I'd rather explore the online art scene.
1. Every amazing idea I thought I had has already been done. Great minds think alike right? ;)
2. Exploring others' artwork always makes me feel like an amateur. Wait, I've been doing this since I was little, I'm not an amateur. Besides, creative professionals are often too critical of their own work right?
3. Will anyone actually want to buy my work? Who cares. I love what I do. (Ok, I care...do you want to buy anything?)
These are three things I often struggle with. Until today. Today, I am going to stop comparing my work to others. Today, I am going to "Steal Like an Artist" (amazing book by Austin Kleon). Today I am going to take risks. I'm finally going to join the artist's groups I've been afraid of joining. I'm going to network. And most importantly, I'm going to start blogging about my work; my ideas, the process, and the struggle. I want you to get to know me...and my art. The most incredible aspect of a painting is the story behind it. Or even better, the story it creates.
Continue doing what I love...painting...my way, my style, my favorite subject matter. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @LindsElizArt
P.S. Thank you to my very best artist friend for the amazing new logo below.
While painting and preparing for Artomatic of Frederick, I am seeking inspiration from all artists, educators, art educators and friends...what type of artwork would you put on YOUR walls? All ideas are welcomed! :)
Need a gift for Valentine's Day? A birthday? Art JUST BECAUSE? Lets start discussing custom art ideas. I would love to do pet portraits, wall art, kid's room art, abstract portraits (contact me to discuss, it may not be what you think) and kid's room art. CONTACT ME and take a look at some of my ideas for inspiration on Pinterest.