|'Among the Poppies' 8x10 oil on canvas ©Karen Margulis purchase here $150|
This week was a typical week full of art related up and downs. I started the week on a high. I had sold an oil painting at the Anderson Creek Paintout and I was shipping 40 pastels to my agent for scanning. I was excited about the opening reception for the Southeastern Pastel Society's International show. I had a painting in the show and was very proud to have been accepted. I never go to an opening expecting to win anything. I remind myself that getting into the show is the reward. But I admit it that it is always nice to win a little something. Last night wasn't my time. It was a low but it was also a high since my good friend Barbara Jaenicke won Best in Show! I also was approached by several other artists who gave me great feedback on my blog and others interested in my classes. And today while feeling a bit low, I just got a wonderful email from a collector who just received one of my oil paintings and was thrilled with it. Ups and downs!
I'll let myself feel down for a few hours today but then I know I need to turn that energy into positive energy. I know that I will have to work even harder to become a better artist. I will start a new painting with the excitement of all that is possible. I won't allow a disappointment to slow me down. If negative thoughts try to creep in I will remind myself that I am doing what I love and I will continue to enjoy the ride!
Today's painting is an 8x10 oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of Renee Lammers. She does wonderful daily paintings on copper. Visit her blog HERE