Thursday, September 9, 2010

Excited Anticipation

Sexy Shadows
12 x 12 oil on canvas

Since September is my anniversary month it seems very logical to embark on a new challenge. September also seems appropriate because this was the time of year I got my new box of Crayola crayons when I was in grade school. I loved the smell of the little sticks of wax when I cracked  open the fresh box.  The brand new box made me feel special and filled with excited anticipation of what great masterpiece I would create with my little friends.

I digress, so on to my new challenge... Now that the habit of painting (almost daily) is firmly established(whew, you'all knew what that took) I intend to form a new habit.  The habit of spending 60% of my time creating and 40% on the business of art.  "They" say any business owner should spend an equal 50/50 split, but that feels just a little heavy to me. So 60/40 it is.

As this new concept has been forming in my mind, I have begun to realize my daily schedule has some bad habits deeply embedded in it, otherwise known as wasting time, ugh!. So those habits need to die, be murdered, put to rest, sent out to pasture, however you want to say it, and new habits formed in their place. I will be curious to see if I go through the same blockers ( described in my last post) as I did when I was forming the habit of painting on a regular basis. I will keep you informed. Is there new habit you want to form? or old habit you want to get rid of? I'm just saying.


  1. Amy, love your painting, and love your resolve to conquer old habits! I am also working on this, so challenging. I want to hear more about your progress, so inspiring!

  2. I'm new to the blogging world but have been doing it long enough to know comments are keenly appreciated. It's good to read a rousing endorsement of blogging, especially one that charts my feelings and progress (so far) rather well.
    I like your shoes, especially your latest post, and love your little singing bird.

  3. I just found your blog and I love your shoe paintings. They are so much fun. And your concept of a painting a day, similar to the Julie and Julia idea, is a very good one. I have let my painting slide a bit this summer so the habit I need to get back to is just that ... back to creating new ladies.

  4. Hi, Amy. My time-wasters: snacking, reading the news, checking and responding to e-mail. But, I can't figure out how to limit these! Help!

  5. i love your shoe art collection. I understood totally where you were going Monday night w/ur question. I think I may have had something to do with it??? :)

    I'll be happy to brainstorm a bit but in the meantime, I love your shoe art collection and "sexy shadows" is an excellent title! You could try high end shops and consign your shoe art.