WholeheARTed Creativity.


Self portrait --- my sketch tonight...

"One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity." --A.Renoir


My drawing prof. suggested I stick to the PUmp House.  I have "such passion & energy invested," I should "see where it takes me." 

THerefore, Pump House #2:


U of MN  -- Day #1 Assignment:  Sketch your passion. 


Every legit artist has a self portrait.  Mine is definitely a work-in-progress...   For the record:  It is FAR EASIER to paint cows, boats, & barns.  WOw.


This is an entry in lastweek's sketchnbook.  I took the photo in Israel - it's a modern-day shepherd hut. For such a quick, effortless drawing -- it just worked.  So I thought I'd see if that ease would transfer over into painting...


I hung artwork again today!!!

This time, at Birch's in Long Lake.  Burt, the owner, had recieved one of my business cards a few months back -- & contacted me this past weekend.  Josh was amazing-framer once again -- and it's up!

Great, local food - funky, casual atmosphere -& my art. :):):)


Fun story:  I met a woman named Kathy, this past October & gave her my REd Cow business card.  This past Tuesday, she called.***  She works at Vivid Interiors, an interior design firm in Minneapolis.  I went & met with the designers on Wednesday morning & they liked 3 of my pieces.   

They asked me to modify this license plate -- by putting "Walser" on it.  They are rennovating Mr. Walser's home, & my Old Truck painting is going in his bathroom.*******  How cooL.

Also, update on my quest to reduce:  I'm finding myself becoming very creatively-clever.  Example:  25 old t-shirts = 1 spiffy rug.  Much more forgiving, when progressing towards 100.  Cheers!!


"To be an artist is to
believe in life."  - H.Moore

A woman at my coffee shop today told me she just sensed the art on the walls was mine -- before reading the exaplanations.  She went on to say, 'More beautiful than the art -- is the essence of the person behind it.'  & w/o really knowing me, she can tell I am a "beautiful being." ********   SHe. MAde. My. dAY.

As for life -- just soo grand.  New connections & experiences seem to pop up daily.  I've never had certainty, quite like I do now...   Not necessarily my abilities -- but moreso the process I've started.  I truly KNOW (finally!) that this path is for me.   Rock on.   --EMily**


Artwork up at Three Crows.  
Josh made 6 frames: 4 barn, 2 pine. All amazing.
Two frames were made by Mr. Younk, as well.**

Josh, good friend, also helped me hang. (thanks yo.)

Check it out -- now through end of January. 
& happiest of New Years everyone.** Love love, EMily

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