It took everything to get up this morning. I really wanted to blow off work. I made it to work though. It was a short day. I stained a door. Got really good responses to my modern art piece last night I decided to do another piece. Its a very simple piece. I’m experimenting with colors. When I took a picture of this piece for instagram you could barely see the yellow. The color really pops when I used a scanner. Very happy to have the next four days off. I can use the break to make the pieces for my kids book. I have to stay motivated. I can’t get caught up in nonsense. I need to get a good night sleep tonight. I hope that I do demo versions of the book layouts for the first two days. Then do the final versions on better paper the second two days. Fingers crossed I get it done.
I love shapes. I love colors. Sooner or later I would do some modern art pieces. This is my first real attempt. It’s carry simple. I am sure most people could look at this piece and tell what its about. I was at work staining fiberglass doors which gave my mind time to roam. I thought about my marriage. How I can tell from the morning rituals if our relationship is going well. When things are different after 23 years I know we have unspoken problems. To me this is one of the worst things for a marriage. Once communication stops the problems build up at a fast rate. Soon the road block seems so terrible that nothing can solve it. Yet usually it can be fixed by a long walk and talk. I keep trying to be a good husband. It is never easy. I want to be selfish. It’s a constant fight to be open. I’m thankful my wife has the patience to wait for me to come around. If I could give one bit of advice to a couple it would be don’t match the other persons anger. Let the situation defuse. They talk things out.
Had to push myself to get through work today after the long weekend. Not going to do to much writing tonight. I was inspired by all the paintings at the National museum of Art. I want to try a whole bunch of styles. I love using bright colors. I will have to go back to see the Gauguins. Love his use of colors. Need to relax before heading to bed. May start a new Netflix show.
Family plants my feet firmly on the ground and gives me wings to fly
Family plants my feet firmly on the ground. They give me wings to fly. I wake up every day wanting to improve their lives. Even if I become crazy rich I can never repay them for everything they have done for me. Their love has caused me to grow more than I ever thought possible. Each day they are helping me become the father/Husband I should be. They cheer on my successes. They lift me up when I fail. I never really knew happiness until they came into my life. Today we are traveling up to Washington D.C. to have fun at the museums. I can’t wait until I see all those smiles. Time to get those angels going.
A fun little piece tonight. Today my Winsor & Newton watercolor set came in. It was an early Christmas present for myself. 24 beautiful little packages. I will need to do more experimenting. Not use to high end paint. Most of the stuff I have is student level. Over the Thanksgiving break I want to try and knock out the art for my kids book. Need to get to bed early tonight. We are going to Washington D.C. tomorrow. The kids are going to have a blast.
I’m very lucky to be loved every day well pretty much every day by my wife. I sometimes don’t know what she sees in me. I can be a moody artist type. I suffer from headaches and insomnia. Which make me more cranky. I had a migraine all last night. I tried everything to get rid of it. I slept maybe 15 minutes. I was a crank. Instead of doing all the stuff she needs to do in the morning to get ready and our 4 kids ready. She took the time to hold me. Her embrace eased the pain a little. It was a long day. I came home late from work. I bought a pizza so I could do my art instead of making dinner. I am very lucky to be loved. Not many people care if I do art. My wife cares. She is always supporting me. Cheering me on to do more work. A lot of the time the art I make is for her.
the universe started the day I met you. You are the sunbathe moon and the stars. You are my everything.
You can see a little bit of the orange sherbet for my sons ice cream cone on the art piece. I’m happy it cleaned up as well as it did. today was a long day. I installed stone around a fireplace. It went up 18 feet. it’s harder than you would think to make it look random. To have no pattern to the stones. It was fun to do something new. I always love learning how to do new work. I feel I could about build a house by myself. It was nice to have enough energy when I came home to do my art piece. I am going to try over the next 30 days to do a new piece. I once did it for three years straight so thirty days should be easy. (It’s never easy) But I have to do the work if I am going to get better. Until tomorrow.
I would love to make enough money to support my family. It’s tough. I have done it in the past with my acting. I would like to do it with my art/writing. I am very happy with this piece. You don’t want to see the first version. It’s a cluttered mess. I had to much going on. My thought process was to keep adding. “Yeah, that will fix it”. No it doesn’t. I then step aside surprisedly not frustrated and thought what do I really want here. What do I want to express here. I boiled it down to handfuls of elements. I wanted to show a day broken down into a few lines. I then wanted to so an act of kindness taking you on a amazing journey. I think I got that all in there. Hope you like it. I need to get to reading my book.