hello again...so i'm trying to figure when to put this blog online... well on this website...ok so that is online...i'm so redundant ........anyway, back to my thinking.... so i was thinking i should wait till i'm home the majority of the time to put this blog online cause i'll have access to a computer. yeah i know your saying "hey you can use your phone to go online too." but i would say "i barely have this computer figured out, i have post-its and scraps of paper taped everywhere reminding me how to do this or that on the computer, could you just imagine what that would look like with my phone?" (see drawing above).......so back again to my thinking... and some people think i can't focus?! what?! anyway.
so then i thought i'll put everything online next week cause i'll be around. then i thought well i better wait till sometime in august because of vacations. then i thought maybe i'll wait till september cause everyone is kinda back to their schedule. but then i realized...hold up .....isn't that what this blog is all about??!! aren't i trying to show the journey, my process, the creative chaos of trying to learn this???!!!.....sometimes it takes me a minute or 2 or 10........wait... a post-it just fell.
hello campers, and welcome to my very first blog. yeah!!! i know im starting this blog after the whole blog explosion has been happening for a bit now....but better late than never, right? i hope!
soooo this blog will be about my journey and the trials and tribulations of being an artist/ muralist. ive been a muralist for around 30 years, kinda fell into it when a friend asked if i could paint a mural in her kids school cafeteria. "sure" i said...how hard can it be, i mean ive been painting forever it seems, so i started painting the 3 wall mural and lets just say i believe you could probably peel the mural off the wall and it would stay together. i used tubes and jars of acrylic paint....just a little pricey. who knew...well probably anyone who paints murals. but its still on the schools wall, so i must have done something right! and a big shout out to God, couldnt do any of this without him! since then i have painted numerous schools, seems i have a knack for the whimsical. and colour, lots of colour!!! also lots of rooms in houses, businesses, churches, pools, lots of furniture, all my cars, washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner, phone....well you get the gist. if it dosent move too fast ill paint it.
people sometimes want to know what goes on in my brain, how do i come up with these ideas, how much chaos is going on in my head....well ive asked my brain that too, havent gotten an answer yet.... wait i think i hear something..........nope..nevermind.
on the painting front, this social media thing is kinda complicated, and trying to market myself has not been my forte. my kids and my niece tell me to instagram and facebook and twitter and on and on.....besides being overwhelming, you could stay on the computer all day trying to update and download and paste and share and flip and spin and do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around...etc. learning how to market yourself is a big help...trust me just sitting around waiting for someone to call you for a mural is not the best marketing strategy. did i just get a phone call?
so i thought i would write this blog and try to post something at least once a week, maybe more, or less depending on my excessive crazy-ness. trying to rebuild myself, remake myself, market myself, and maybe this little journey could benefit me and hopefully someone else too?! so off we go into the great paint can (i used bucket instead of can cause i liked the word) to see what we will see. grab your brush you groovy readers!!!! lets paint!! hi mom!