This painting of sheep reminds me of Nietzsche's philosophy of the herd. They all just follow blindly. I do not want to do that. I want my choices to matter. Well, my e-mail from the state fair got lost in Neverneverland, but I was able to get into their results on the internet just now and I did not get in again this year. I have no room to complain, I got in 2 years in a row and took awards both years. Although I did not get in last year, my plein aire painting I did on location at the state fair last year sold...so I have had my turn and now it is the time for someone else to shine!!! Well, I just planted some flowers in the pots in the front yard and adjusted the water. I am going back out to play with the plants in the yard a bit. I read something interesting by Thoreau this morning,"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root." Since I will be hacking at roots...I thought this thought was a good one for today!! : )
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.