I am so amazed and happy my Inspiration Art project, 5 canvas painted with acrylic paints is completed!
Another goal, another dream of being a better artist. You have to keep believing you can accomplish any goal you set out to do!
After much research, this was the art I felt spoke to my heart. I love the violin and it had a real meaning to me. I once worked at an elementary school and took violin lessons along with the students. I wasn’t very good even with private lessons. I wish I could be as good as Winslow Davis as he played at Bridgestreet Town Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
Here is my inspiration from the art I found on Light In the Box.
I would love to hear from all of you. Believing in yourself is the ultimate of loving yourself before you can love others. God has blessed me and I like to share my blessings with you!
Please leave comments and let me know how my Inspiration Art compares to the original inspiration.
Wonderful having you on my blog!😍
In case you missed the post, Inspiration, I want to update you on my progress. This is the first of several to inspire you to set goals and start a project to inspire your thought process. In this article, my Inspiration Project, the whimsical wall art.
A quick summary of the last article- I’m inspired to paint a colorful arrangement of canvas for my living room wall. I found just what I was looking for on Lightinthebox . The set of canvas are colorful with a whimsical touch. I started researching the items needed to complete the project and thought I would share it with you. I will update my progress as I go along. It will be mind-boggling at first but I’ve set my goal. I feel assured I can achieve it!
Well, I’m on my way to being half way complete. I set my goal and bought my canvas, paints, and brushes and sketched my work.
STEPS TO PREPARE CANVAS
- I gave the canvas an all over coat of light yellow acrylic paint. The canvas has gesso when purchased but I wanted to give more depth to the canvas.
- I started with the lighter color, white and moved onto the darker paint adding variations of each paint color on top of the main color.
- I painted smaller details and added shadow effects around the base and sides of the canvas.
- I penciled in a light drawing of the items in the painting with various colors of green, aqua, orange, darker yellow and beige,
- Several coats of paint later, I outlined the violin and surrounding items.
The center canvas is now complete!
I hope my Inspiration Project will give you a nudge to get off your seat and start your project now! I will gladly give advice and help if you need me. My goal is to share and inspire!
Self Publishing Part 3
Are you ready to move on with Self Publishing Part 3? I am here to tell you Rome wasn’t built in a day! You must buckle down and focus on the end result. Make lists with daily points to complete. I would not make that list too long. Many times we all are anxious to get the job done but lose ourselves because it overwhelms us. I set a goal of completing certain areas of book writing on a weekly basis. Don’t let yourself fall into a slump, it’s time to get real.
1-Focus on illustrations – this may be illustrations you draw, select from various friends or the internet, or need the help of a professional. Don’t make the mistake thinking you can do it by yourself. Don’t forget to get permission and a signed contract to use the images in your book. You will also need a bio page of your preferred illustrator.
2-Focus on your book contents page – arrange your chapters with a focus on the reader instead of the author. Chapters require a flow of information to give the reader an easy guide throughout the book.
3-Focus on quotes – quotes from famous people can give your book a sense of ownership and enhance the book tremendously.
4- Focus on costs– a very important part of the book writing process. Talk with your advisor and get a detailed list of items required to complete your project. Don’t just assume the company will cover costs such as, book cover, copyright, etc. Research and research your options.
5- Focus on distribution costs will rise with many attributing factors such as design elements, color illustrations, and selecting a kindle version. I hope by now you did your research and are on your way to having your book cost under control. Yes, things will come up but keep your head focused on costs.
Self Publishing Support
I encourage you to be creativity and get the assistance of your friends and family. Especially let them know you’re in your final days of being a self published writer. Others being behind you and supporting your efforts will give you a rush to help you feel accomplished. I visited a site that inspired me and I think you will be happy with a post of this kind too, book writing .
I congratulate you as a writer and let’s keep in touch. I hope in some small way I have given you tools to be inspired. Self publishing is a goal that is obtainable. My post, Self Publishing Part 3, contains 5 areas to focus on and complete on your way to become the best writer of year!
Sending inspiration, Doris aka Queen Rose
Make time for ART it’s Important!
Many times, we all need a break from life itself. We wind up stressed and tired from the hassles of life. We go through the motions of living and repeat the same routine each day of the week. Well, that kind of life gets you nowhere! Maybe it’s time to think about your schedule and start to Make time for ART!
HINTS TO HELP YOU RECLAIM YOUR LIFE
Make a list of chores you Must do weekly. (cleaning, grocery shopping, attend church) Complete those chores in record time and don’t spend all day with work. There’s loads of fun and you have to keep moving!
Make a list of chores you can give to a family member. (laundry, walk the dog, empty the dishwasher) It’s only fair that members of a household share in the upkeep.
Make a list of things you want to accomplish but never have the time to do!
Making time for yourself is the best thing you can do for you and your family. Your soul will thank you. I know each day is hectic. We all have very little time for the finer things in life. I’m here to tell you the days, weeks, and years go by fast and one day you look around and you have lost your passion for life.
It usually happens when your last child is off to college and you wind up with an empty nest. Believe me, I’ve been there. If you are nearing a zero birthday, (this is a time to reflect on your life) then it’s time to take charge of your time!
- Learn a new hobby. (Check out Pintrest for endless ideas)
- Join a book club. (Check out information at your local library)
- Take up needlepoint. (I love needlepoint and I take it with me on trips to have something to do when traveling in the car.)
- Join a health club, yoga, power walking, stretch class ( I recommend because muscles start to weaken at the age of 60)
- Start a journal. (This is a hobby you can pick up and lay down with ease.)
- Take an art class to see if you have a hidden talent.( I recommend)
If you want to venture into art I have a quick easy project that will get you started.
I bought several 4″x 6″ flat sketch boards at Hobby Lobby and used my Prismacolor and Copic pens to start drawing pictures from my head. It takes some quiet time to bring you to this point in life. I have may Queen Studio to give me the peace I need.
You can look in magazines for art that speaks you. I again reinforce you trying Pintrest for ideas. It can be your life-line to all kinds of interesting ideas.
You will feel at peace and happy when you take charge of your time. Start to include your family to help you with chores. Find a positive niche that speaks to you. Include a friend that likes the same things you do. You will begin to feel stress leaving your body and your mind will feel alive!
Make time for art, it’s important!
It will take you to your happy place.