Friday, December 16, 2011


photo.JPG by lelloavengers
I have soooo many ideas and projects in my head. I can't sleep half the time for all the things I want to make, yet I don't make them.

Well I do make things, but I seem to spend more time searching etsy, making treasuries, reading books and the Internet. So I guess my problem would be just laziness, but it doesn't feel that way. It feels like I get stuck in inertia because I want to do so much.... I can't decide which to do first. It's easier to sit still and dream of creating than to get organized, get focused, get prioritized and just do it.
So instead I surf the really cool sites on my son's iPad, because I can sit with it on the couch by my son like he wants! And I start ten new projects and then put each one aside and go read a book, actually I've started 3 books....
So here's something I started....and finished, but have no idea what to do with it now that it's done. I just needed to draw it.

So tell me, do you paint with a purpose in mind for your art or just because it's something you need to get out of your head?

I'm linking this up to paint party friday and creative evryday. And I just have to say... this was so hard to figure out. I still have no camera so I used the camera in the ipad, it wouldn't let me post photos from the ipad to my blog so I had to figure out how to e-mail them to a flickr acct then it still wouldn't let me post from flickr to here so I had to find the embedded code for the photo..... wow so complicated just to upload a photo... is there an easy way?
photo.JPG, a photo by lelloavengers on Flickr.


  1. great post to read. This art work really imparts all the activity and the subsequent inertia that you speak of in your post.

    For me, my art sometimes is with purpose and other times because I need to get it out of my head.

    visiting from just journals link party.

  2. I could have written this post...if I would have. I have a lot of great posts in my head too, along with the art projects...
    I am excited by thinking about them...but it's cold and dark and my studio is a mess.
    I am starting by cleaning up and organizing...that always seems to work.
    As soon as everything is put away, the messy kid in me digs it all out and has so much fun.
    I like your picture very much...and the message too. It's perfect. ♥♥♥

  3. She is beautiful. Just the act of drawing her is enough. You don't have to do anything with her but enjoy the process of creating her.
    I draw or paint or take pictures just to take part in the creative process. For now, sharing what I do on my blog is enough and may always be enough.
    How wonderful that you are able to share time with your son on your couch. As a grandmother, I now look back on those moments with my son as some of the most special moments in my life.
    I also want to let you know how much I enjoy your ladies.

  4. I get the stuck in the looking thing. I have been trying just to not think and work in my journal and sometimes that helps. Beautiful face, lighten up indeed! xox Corrine

  5. You sound just like me. I often can't sleep for all the ideas unravelling in my head.
    Your painting is beautiful; she looks very sophisticated and maybe a little sad!
    Lovely work:)

  6. This is such a beautiful painting. I am like you - spend too much time on the internet dreaming and too little time actually making art. I'm trying to discipline myself to spend less time on the computer and more time actually doing art. Not there yet, but improving, maybe. So, congratulate yourself on a completed project! She is very beautiful.

  7. I do the same thing. I have lots of notes and bookmarks about things I want to try, yet when I am in the mood to paint or make something I have so much trouble settling down with one idea and actually getting it started. I spend a lot more time dreaming and planning than doing.

    I really like this new girl of yours. Something about it seems different than your usual work (which I also like) but I can't put my finger on it.

  8. I wrestle with the paint for a purpose issue all the time. When I have no "real purpose" for an art idea I just remind myself that its purpose is for me to express my ideas (basically the purpose is me). So glad you got your art out here - she's wonderful!

  9. you hit the nail on the head with this post....I go through the same thing...searching, looking at all the inspiration ....and then not doing what I want, but what is easy!!!
    this lady looks more real, not so whimsy....totally awesome and beautiful and STRONG!!! great work.