Monday, October 25, 2010

Today is International Artist Day

Today is International Artist Day. What does that mean to you?
To me it means that I take the 100% professional approach to my artistic working day. Meaning?
Today; I go in my home studio and paint, create, get myself inspired while doing what I love the most - painting.

Working from home is wonderful and at the same time difficult. Too many things that have not yet been done, not put away, not cleaned up, not washed or cooked. Little chores that scream at me from the corners, when I listen to them, when I listen to the distraction or procrastination even.
Today is International Artist Day and I am not listening to them - I am listening inside - I am listening to the dance of my heartbeat and let the colours of this day flow onto the canvas.

And when I am done with this small report no computer for the rest of the day. A late afternoon coffee with a new friend and an evening with likeminded artists working on the group exhibition in February.
From now on I like to have an artist day every day.


October 25 has been declared International Artist Day by a group of artists who thought wisely that artists needed their own special day. Not coincidentally, it’s also Picasso’s birthday.
Ideas for next year you find here at Alyson Stanfield’s blog: www.artbizblog.com/.../sunday-october-25-is-international-artist-day.html

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