“Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold,” goes an old Southern saying. So, following the superstition to ensure my luck, I cooked. The crockpot brimmed with corned beef, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage, while the black-eyed peas boiled with ham and the cornbread turned to warm gold in the oven. We ate heartily and later slept like bears. Welcome 2017!
With this new year, and this new blog, my outlook is more deliberately focused on my art future more than ever before. My observations of art peered at through French Quarter gallery windows in wee hours of the morning has tempted me to experiment stylistically. I see my reflection in the gallery windows, and I see the pop-ups in the parks and along popular locations, and I want to be included.
Do I paint well? Is my art vibrant enough? Is there an energy or a message that others will appreciate in my art? These are questions that I believe all artist ask themselves. To learn and to grow is to seek new experiences and do new things. I do paint well, but do I need to? Do I have the confidence to allow myself to be more expressive and loose with my colors and brush?
I will work hard and find out. Throw the cards, roll the dice, and maybe I’ll get lucky!