Boop Boop e Boot © 2012 Amy Hillenbrand
8 x 8 oil on board
You may be wondering why I called this painting Boop Boop e Boot. The sweet little face, sewn into these little baby, Uggs reminded me of Betty Boop the 1930 cartoon character. She liked to sing a little diddy which went something like this:boop-boop-e-doop. See her singing here in this 9 second clip from a 1930's cartoon.
I had a wonderful Aha moment the other day. I was painting along in my sun filled room and realized I was having fun, that I loved what I was doing. Now you may think well, of course you do, isn't that why you are an artist, you have a love for art. In that split second I came to realize what I had been doing in my mind was making painting a four letter word
spelled: J. O. B. I had inadvertently lost the joy of the pure pleasure of painting and replaced it with the feeling that it was work. So in that split second I also made the decision that I would replace the feeling of work with the feeling of play.
Painting+Fun+Living in the Moment=The Love of Art=Joy
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