Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm Back & Acadiana Center for the Arts Submissions

Well, I've negelected this blog for way too long. I'm ashamed of myself. I've never been good at writing. So why did I think I could blog?????? I was the one who had pen-pals way back when (before e-mail and texting) and would always drop the ball. I would have people write me and I would keep up with it for awhile, but then after a few letters, I would get bored and be off to newer stuff. I swear I have adult ADD.

That's sorta how I am with my art. I'm constantly changing and evolving. I know what I like, but as soon as I do a few pieces in my current interest or theme "du jour", I'm done and off to the next thing that sparks my fancy. I really wish I could stick with one style. I do know I LOVE doing abstracts and abstract expressionism. I love the freedom.

I guess I haven't been blogging, because I've been painting and really trying to stay off the computer. I really have a time management problem. ADD??????? Could be.
Anyway, I submitted some pieces to the ACA (Acadiana Center for the Arts) for their 2009 Southern Open. It's a juried show here in Lafayette that will feature artists from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. I don't know if one of my pieces will be included or not. They will let everyone know by March 31. I will be blown away, like knock me over with a feather, blown away if one of my pieces is choosen. I submitted pieces because my art teacher said I should, so I did. We'll see what happens. The pieces I submitted are these:

"Are We There Yet" 30x40 acrylic on canvas

"Express Yourself" 18x24 acrylic and mixed media on canvas

"Fuzzy Thoughts" 24x24 acrylic and mixed media on canvas

"It's Puzzling" 16x20 acrylic and mixed media on canvas

"I Can't Hear You" 24x30 acrylic on canvas

Well, these are a few of my newest and favorite pieces so far. I have really been working a lot lately and as soon as I get pictures taken and downloaded, I will post them. 'Til next time (hopefully, it won't be 5 months - pitiful).

Thought for now: "The most essential question we can ask is: What is it I truly love?" I really need to ponder that.