Sunday, September 16, 2018

Velvet Dreams

"Velvet Dreams"  Original Pastel 15.5 x 12 © Donna Gross
Available @ donnatheresafineart.com
Dreams are like velvet sometimes....fuzzy, unclear, nebulous, a distant memory that fades more and more with each passing moment.
About a year ago this time... or maybe less than a year I decided to pursue my fuzzy, unclear, nebulous, "how can I do that?" dream.... I set realistic goals and a timeline.... I let go of expectations and just put my best foot forward only listening to the voice of joy....the voice that asks..."Does this make me happy?"
For me , that dream started with three goals resulting from my commitment to try and paint everyday...put in the time ... be consistent... set my priorities so that I am pursuing joy, which for me is to paint in the luscious medium that is pastel...to "paint" with a stick of chalk is a visceral experience...my fingers so close but not touching my paper...the feel of the various textures each stick offers because each stick is a handmade piece of art itself....
I digress...
So with that commitment in mind (painting everyday) I set my goals...
Submit my work to juried local and national and even international exhibition competitions....
check..
Develop a website...
check... you can check it out here!
Apply and get juried into Open Studios 2018 Santa Cruz County...
check... you can come by my studio!
Slowly those velvet dreams became clearer with every stroke of my pastel stick....
Tell me your velvet dreams
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