Once again I contradict Wordless Wednesday by combining it with ramblings... But I'll not ramble about the photograph I took, but of the thoughts that have been streaming through my head. It's been a while since I've posted. It's a brand new calendar year. I hope you've had a splendid start to the new year and that it continues to be good to you.
I've been distracted by something not art related, but I'm not sure if what's distracting me will lead to fruition so I will put that aside for the moment. It has inspired me to strive to be better organized though, which is very much counter to my present state. This desire to be better organized has struck me in the past and sometimes faded fast, so I am giving myself over to this urge and devoting most of my time to it. I'm still painting, but less than usual. I know in a month or two, I'll still want to paint. I don't know if I'll still be at all inclined to try to organize by then, so while I am so moved, I am giving in to it.
I don't generally like to start the new year off with resolutions, because it is said that most of the time, most people give up on their resolutions before the year is up. So, usually, I resolve not to resolve... This year though, I am looking at it a little differently, my thought is that if I apply effort into these goals, even if my efforts falter, there is still value in making the attempt, and they are ongoing goals that go beyond the boundaries of calendar years. So, I find myself with many art resolutions (that I am tempted to call artsolutions, but I wonder if it's a little too silly). I want to be productive. I want to produce quality art. I want to sketch more. I want to learn from my art reference books. I want to be bold and submit myself or rather my art to more brick and mortar establishments. I want to share some of the artists that I love, both famous and emerging here. Anyway, I think that these ideas, well, they're not really new year's resolutions per se since they are ongoing goals, from years past to years onwards, but I felt like sharing some of the thoughts that have been rambling through my head...
Anyway, happy New Year!