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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Promises Promises!

I am really in a funk lately. I have made some videos, started a new blog, listed a few older pieces as prints in my Etsy shop , put together a few series for A Cake Dream ,(who will be putting my art on their Art Gallery Cookies!), made a few goodies for someone special, have some pieces in a gallery, & probably a few other things I can't think of right now so I've been sort of busy. I promise myself I'm going to paint, then don't do it, so because I'm not painting, I feel like I'm not getting anything done. Sales have been very slow lately even with all the wonderful exposure & attention people are generously giving me. It's a little discouraging so I guess subconsciously I think I need to do other things rather than paint? funk. I have been worrying a little that I may have to go back to life in a cubicle. I'm not usually one to worry. I tell other people not to worry so why am I doing it myself? funk. I'm spending way too much time thinking of things to do, things I should do, making lists of things to do & then not doing them. funk. Today I straightened up my studio a little but have created nothing again but a mess. A nice person on Etsy requested that I make greeting cards with my Angels on them (she was Christmas shopping in July & wished I had cards)and I have been working on that a little. I learned how to use a cutter, a gift that I hadn't used yet. I purchased pre-made white cards with envelopes, purchased new ink, yet I can't decide which ones to use, or how I am going to attach them in a nice way. funk. I have been pondering opening up a new Etsy shop for the "messes" I've been making. Pondering instead of doing. funk!
One of my artist "Sisters" shared this video and I couldn't help belly laughing! God gave us the rainbow so that we would remember his promise to never again destroy the earth by flood. Isn't it amazing that His promise, a simple rainbow, can still overwhelm us with emotion in this age where we think we've seen it all & are sometimes numb to our beautiful surroundings? Really who doesn't like rainbows? I think this funny guy was feeling the spirit of God whether he knew it or not. Have you felt like this before , just didn't video tape it, maybe held it inside? I know I have!

Big Shout Out goes to Molly Brogan for featuring my art on her blog. Click "here" to read.


Graceful Moments said...

I understand completely about the funk. I have been going through the same thing. It seems like everything is more important than painting right now and I can't understand why I'm letting that happen. The rainbow video was great. My husband said they showed part of this on Fox news. I'm with you, I think it was God's spirit taking hold of him. I think we would all be better off if we reacted to the beauty of God's creation that way. Hope you start painting again soon and that your sales pick up.

SOiNTOiT said...

Well, heavens....a funk, huh??? And you've just been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award?!!! Check it out on my blog!
(Somehow I think 'funk' is a process of germination: underlying roiling of a seed just before germination and a reaching for the light):) Pam

Molly Brogan said...

Thanks for the shout, Campbeell, I feel like a guy witnessing a double rainbow reading it! About that funk, only the best people are feeling it I hear. Distractions are everywhere, but the love shines through in your work.


Gloria said...

I think it happens to all of us. I enjoyed the video. Have you been to You can post your paintings there and try to sell them. I better go, I'm not home and using someone's computer. Hope things pick up for you.
Soar on!