Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Love of Art

Boop Boop e Boot © 2012 Amy Hillenbrand
8 x 8  oil on board
$135.00


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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16 comments:

  1. LOVE what you do, it always shines through - these boots are great!

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  2. Such sweet boots. Keep the joy in what you do!

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  3. I love this Amy. Couldn't agree more. The old saying, "Do what you love and the money will fallow" came to mind.

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  4. Love the sweet little uggs. Your painting totally amazes me -- it's so true to detail. Hard to believe it isn't a photograph. You're so very talented.

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  5. Darling painting! So thrilled you got the joy back. Lots those crystal clear moments of enlightenment! xoxo

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  6. Those boots are just darling!! I just LUV your shoe paintings, Amy!! I hope you always continue to play while you paint ;)

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  7. What a great moment!!! Glad you are loving what you are doing!!! I can't wait to check out more of your work - diggin all the boots and shoes!

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  8. Awww - I love those sweet boots (I'd love them in my size)...
    Very joy-full :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  9. Those boots are adorable:) Keeping that feeling of "play" is a great way to live happily, isn't it? I need to remember that myself!

    Jill

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  10. Amy, I am so happy you found your misplaced "play" again! Great post.

    Teresa Erwin

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  11. Your painting brought an immediate smile to my face!! Great work!

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  12. I am always so impressed with how realistic your paintings are! I love this idea of painting shoes, boots, etc. Such a clever idea - so unique. All of your paintings are just amazing. That is all there is too it : ) xo

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  13. What a delightful painting! The pink boots with the little kitty kat faces are so sweet. How wonderful to read that you regained your love of art!! Yay!! I hope you continue with expressing your joy via art, and have lots of fun!!

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