Wednesday, January 28, 2009



The top painting was a bit of an experiment for me. I am going to crop it just above her nose, so you will not see her eyes. I loved the gesture of the way she is standing, her neck, and the ruffles of her blouse. The photo below is what my palette looked like after I let Eve paint (her painting is on the right). Everything was covered in paint including her...
So I ran into my neighbor at the grocery store and he said "I bet you are so worried about the economy, because nobody will be buying art. I wouldn't wait for it to trickle down, he said... you should figure out what you are going to do now." Jeesh! As if I am not already aware of the state of the economy. I am way to sensitive of a person not to be feeling the effects in my own life as well as all around me... but I will stay positive! Negativity kills creativity, and I cannot think of a more important time for people to be focusing on the positive. My work is created with the purpose of spreading light and beauty and somehow I will continue to be a creator. I heard something the other day that really struck me, it was "We are the artists as well as the art." There is so much implied in that simple statement, and I love it!

5 comments:

Liz Tran said...

Melissa, we artists will be fine. Art is still a good investment. I'm trying not to let the mood of the economy effect me because, really, it makes it all the much harder to make my work.
Thanks for your message the other day! You're right. I have no cell phone service here until I venture into town. Will be heading back to NYC on Friday and will have cell service from then on.
Stay positive!

rochelle said...

I like the new painting! I really love that you can't see her eyes...it makes her all the more mysterious. Not that she's mysterious, but it makes me really wonder what she's thinking. Don't let the negative people get you down. As long as you are good at what you love, you will be great. Walk through the daisies with me!

maurerblog said...

Eve has got some real talent! I can't believe that guy said that to you, what a loser. You will be fine. Your positive attitude is great and I need it to rub off on me. Love you.

jennifer said...

Jeeeeeezzzzzzz! Who said that?

jenedypaige said...

Keep doing what you love Melissa... it will all work out. Do your best, and then let God to the rest. :)