I tend to have focus problems at times… ok so I actually have them a LOT of times! Today was one of those days. To explain the trouble with these focus troubles I will share one situation of my day earlier. I went into the kitchen to make a sandwich, took out the last two slices of bread, went to throw away the bread wrapping. My trash can is in the laundry room, so I remembered I needed to get the clothes out of the dryer, started to fold them up and heard this very soft ding… ding… ding… Took me a couple of shirts to realize what that ding was. I had left my refrigerator door wide open, because I had originally planned on getting out my lunch meat next for my sandwich and totally spaced it all out. *Ughhh – blush*
I am no different some days when it comes to my art work. I have books and books of projects I started but never did finish. Not because I didn’t like them, but merely because I wound up getting involved in a completely different project. The picture below is a little Fairy I did over a year ago.
Now I really like the sketch of this little fairy girl, and my plan was to use copic markers to color her. Unfortunately, she wound up staying in the sketch book and put away with the many other old sketch books I have.
This mermaid below was meant to become a pen and ink sketch. Fear is what stopped from going further with her. You see I really liked the pencil sketch and was too scared I would mess her all up if I transitioned her to inks.
This next mermaid I had planned on turning into a watercolor painting.
I wanted her sitting on a treasure chest with all the wonderful sea life around her, complete with a seahorse and some fish. Unfortunately, I became involved in doing a test run of the seahorse which I then turned into a mixed media project, then when finished had forgotten all about the poor mermaid. That sea horse however I did finish!!!
Do you often find yourself moving too quickly from one project into the next? Are half finished projects stored away in your closet, drawers etc.? If so how often do you actually go back later and actually find yourself finishing them?
Ah the wonderful Limbo moments in art, what fun they are. Lol
Hugs & Love Ranae’
So today is a starting out to be a dibble dabble day. One of those days where it’s just hard to settle your mind down long enough to really dig into any one project.
I started out scribbling chalk over the back of a preliminary sketch I did for a larger project I want to do.
Then I put that aside and refreshed my coffee, walked away, let my pups outside, said morning to a few friends on FB. Grabbed a piece of copy paper and began sketching a face.
Was not liking that so I returned to my chalked paper and taped it in place, tested the transfer to ensure the yellow chalk I used would work. Walked to my computer then right back to the taped sketch and began the actual transferring process, finished that, took the transfer sketch off then back to sketch on paper again. Still not liking the sketch, I sighed and walked away from it. Took a bubble bath to hopefully relax my scattered thoughts.
Then Refreshed my coffee again and back to my computer, opened up MS Word and here I now sit typing this blog entry.
I have come to the conclusion that part of this dibble dabble is the result of me starting a project I have never tried before. It’s not an unfamiliar medium, it’s simply on a larger scale than I have done before. So a bit of my dibbles are unsurety of how to move forward with it. Of course there is always other life circumstances that enter into the mix which add to this dibble dabble mindset, on top of our projects, that tend to add to the scattered thought processes.
This might be a good day for an abstract of some sort… *giggle* Dibble… Dibble… Dabble… Dabble..
Do you have days like this? If so what helps you to refocus and settle your mindset? Would love to hear your thoughts on Dibble Dabble days.
Hugs & Love – Ranae’
So I finally have my site up and ready for launch, and I am so excited! I hope everyone will bare with me as I begin this new journey. It is my intention to not only show my own journey in the world of Art, but to also encourage and help others as I move forward.
Some may notice the name of my site url is Silver Thread Studio. This is actually my Company LLC name. The name came about with help from my dear friend Joanne Fink. As I was out to dinner with her one night I told her I was having a lot of trouble coming up with a name for my business. After fading off that topic I began to share some things in my life with her. I told her that through all the hard things I had to go through I always looked for ways to hold onto that silver thread of hope. I explained that for me the silver thread represented my mother always telling me to keep my chin up. Mom and my favorite saying was always I love you to the Moon and back, so in my mind the silver thread was a moon beam. When I would have hard times I would search for that silver moon beam thread. I could always find it somewhere, a smile from a stranger, a patch of red in a drab setting, a child giggling or maybe just a small ray of sunlight peeking in through my dark room.
As I told Joanne about this she stopped me and told me there is the name for your company. Silver Thread Studio. And I must of beamed as bright as my silver thread as I knew that was a perfect name for my business.
That said it is my business name and not my trade name. *giggles* So it won’t be seen as often. As you noted the name of my Site is Ranae’ – Art Begins in the Heart. Art always starts with passion, and of course passion starts in our hearts, wishes and dreams. So come join me on this journey into the depths of your own hearts and let’s have some fun learning and creating.
Remember there is NO such thing as bad art, mistakes, ugly art etc. Every creation has value and beauty and mistakes are nothing more than new opportunities to try something in a different way.
Thank you for joining me here.
Hugs & Love – Ranae’