in trying to learn how to get my artwork out there, i figured out a couple of things...first is this has to become a habit...(i know alot of you are like "really, you just now figured that out").......i know.....but anyway, i have to spend some time every day on the computer doing stuff...like uploading (is that the right direction?) my pictures, writing posts for this blog, reading info on how to market myself and my artwork..etc, etc, etc...................and second thing is, i have to give myself a time limit, cause i am serious... well not usually...but you can spend hours on the computer doing stuff......so while i know those are 2 vague , but brilliant ideas for myself...the light bulbs that are going off here, so bright, and very disco-ish....is that a word?...anyway its a start and gives me a direction to head in...ok if i have to go to the beach i will....well maybe not that direction...or maybe???!!!
the other brilliant realisation i had was that painting for me needs to be a habit also...yeah i can paint when i'm "in the mood" but alot of times i'm just plain lazy, so waiting for "the mood" to set in....might be awhile......but if i make painting a habit, set a block of time, it keeps me focused, well as focused as i can be........ ya know i probably would have benefited from being in the military, the discipline, the orderliness......now the military might not have benefited from me being there....i mean how many colours can you paint a tank?! it could be painted to look like a forest, an egg, a large rhino, the possibilities are endless.......and on top of that...how bout shooting with a camera??!! man, the places you could go to get the shot are endless!!!!
we all go about how we run our lives so differently....some are organized, some are grounded, some have a hard time keeping the train on the tracks...squirrel........it's like when my older sister was born, my parents molded her and coaxed her willingly into this box of their vision of great accomplishments (she later became a very successful person, but growing up she was quite the thorn in my side) , then i came along...and i said "what is this box you talk of?".......their worlds were shattered.........when my brother was born, they were so broken he got away with ALOT of stuff...i'm just saying.....
so the point i'm trying to make is..... while habits are a wonderful thing to get stuff done.....when you don't play by the "rules" of "the box" ...i'm doing air quotes when i write these...too funny.... for me, it's harder to stick with a routine and /or habit, ...i'm great at starting stuff, its the excitement, the music, the confetti...... but when the beach is calling you and your supposed to be painting... that follow through is kinda rough. but it really.... i think... in the marathon...a marathon is a long run...ha ha , will benefit you...or me. so lets see if i can keep these habits going and achieve some dreams!! be groovy! let's also see if the middle picture stays where i needed it to when i publish it.