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Artist Trading Cards Picnic Tomorrow

Life can get a bit crazy sometimes, where does all the time go? It is a beautiful day here in Wanganui today, got lots to do so just a quick blog today. Did you get to see the moon last night? It was such a delight. I was up painting Artists Trading Cards for the picnic 2mora, CLICK HERE for the Facebook event page with more details. Here are a few I did...

Shaughan's favourite one

I have another 20 cards with 2 coats of paint all ready to get creative on. I can't wait to get in the studio today. I found myself thinking about people last night and how, I'm sure without realising, they effect other peoples lives. Please be careful in choosing the right choices and be kind to others. 

What famous artists have had to say about the creative challenges of art
"Above all keep your colours fresh!" Manet (1832-83). 
"When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then [the painting] is finished." Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
"An empty canvas, apparently really empty, that says nothing and is without significance. Almost dull, in fact. In reality, however, [it's] crammed with thousands of undertone tensions and [is] full of expectancy. Slightly apprehensive lest it should be outraged. It can contain anything but cannot sustain everything. An empty canvas is a living wonder - far lovelier than certain pictures." Wassily Kandinsky. 
"It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing." Mark Rothko (1903-1970).
"On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting." Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), on drip painting.
"An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have but that he -- for some reason] -- thinks it would be a good idea to give them." Andy Warhol (1928-87).
"I never decided at all to be an artist; being an artist seems to have happened to me." Anne Truitt
"If [dabbling in art] didn't amuse me, I beg you to believe that I wouldn't do it." Renoir
"The painter makes real to others his innermost feelings about all that he cares for. A secret becomes known to everyone who views the picture through the intensity with which it is felt." Lucien Freud.
"I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them." Picasso.

Yesterday I took Maddy to the last Twinkle Toes for the year and they all dressed up, she was an angel, very cute!

We had a lovely BBQ for Mum and Vic's 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
Mum's secrete to a good marriage is to hang in there, she said it gets easier and easier each day.

Here is a clip of the NAIF international exhibition opening.

Click Yogendra Purohit to check out his profile on the Paint Pit website.

My Youtube clip for the day is in memory of John Lennon - LOVE

So nice!

My card for the day is New Beginnings
it said...Embrace the new in your life, including new opportunities, people, and projects. The Angels know that change can be frightening, and they surround you with loving energy. They may teach you to look at life and situations in a new way. We learn about ourselves through new experiences.


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