Bringing your art to life
Dear <<First Name>>,
What does your art mean to you?
When the subject of making art comes up in conversation, I notice three types of responses:
1. "I couldn't do it to save my life."
2. "I love painting; it helps me relax."
3. "I am an artist."
While person #3 may go on to tell me about their process or work, their eyes belie the ease of their conversation, conveying a range of emotions that says, without words:
There is no way you will ever know what I feel about my art, what it has meant to me in my life, what I go through to make it meaningful, what it means to me now.
Artmaking, for an artist, is an ultimately personal experience and exploration. No one celebrates the day they transition from person #2 to person #3. We aren't really aware of what just happened. It's a private sea change: from doing your art for a reason, to doing your art for You.
I'm sure you know what I mean.
I'm excited to tell you that, after a long winter's imagining and work, I've written an ebook to help person #2 transition to person #3, and to help person #3 gain mastery in abstract painting.
Free to you, my ebook is called How to Bring Your Abstract Art to Life, A Manifesto of freedom and confidence for the creative soul. (33 pages)
It will help you to see abstract painting in a new way, so that you have a way to move forward to make your paintings better.
If you're not a painter, but are interested in understanding abstract painting better, you'll enjoy it too!
Watch for my next email, which will include the link for you to download your free copy.
A redesign (of my life)
After my museum show last year (please click the link for a tour, if you didn't see the show!), as often happens with creative people who reach a milestone, I began a process of redesign.
An art residency led me to rethink the way I was teaching abstract painting. Inspired, over the summer I created a new workshop called From Beautiful Mess to Strong Composition, and taught it several times with great class results. This experience was the foundation for my ebook.
In addition, I created AbstractPaintingMentor.com, a website to more expressly offer one-on-one artist mentoring, which will help people who like the ebook.
Further, we have a buyer for our house in Pennsylvania and a moving date of July 14! In a couple weeks I'll head out to the Sedona, Arizona area to look for a new home.
Below are some pictures from my blog. If you click, you'll see my nice blog redesign. You can subscribe in the upper right-hand corner to get the blog directly in your email.
Oh, and maybe you noticed that I redesigned this newsletter, too?
I'm giving you a big ((((hug)))) for being here and caring about making life beautiful.
With love in the spirit of art,