I have much to be thankful for, far too many things to list here without making your eyes glaze over, and making your index finger click the 'back' button on your browser. To be succinct, I am eternally grateful for Net, my ever supportive "partner in crime", our health, our wonderful friends and family, our cuddly and adorable pets, and a place to call home. Im also eternally grateful and thankful for the people who chose to read, follow, and comment on this blog, your support and interaction is invaluable to me. And to the fellow artists I've had the priveledge to get to know the past year, both in person, on the blogs, and on the forums, you are an inspiration, and your encouragement helps keep this little art dream alive. 'Nuff said.
So as you can see, Right Brain won out, and another Chuck piece was the result. I'm not confident enough yet to put down thick strokes of pure color. I'm also quite nearsighted, so I have a habit of sitting way too close to the easel, even with my glasses on. The colors look quite individual when your nose is mere inches away from the canvas, but back up a little, and it all blends in together. Another bad habit I'm going to have to overcome.
7" X 5", acrylic on Canson paper
©2009, Lisa Walsh
Now I need to shift gears a bit. At our annual Zoo Holiday party this year, my co-workers and I have the chance to display our artistic side. It may be paintings, drawings, stories, poems, crafts, or whatever creative bent we may have. For me, it'll be paintings of wildlife, and the occasion to have my art publicly viewed. In person. For the first time. I'm not freaking out about this. Yet.
My Muse is putting away the Chucks. To opportunity, and beyond!