Thursday, December 30, 2010

finishing...

i don't do formal new years resolutions......
but i do switch gears now from gardener to artist......
as the holiday bits and bobs get tucked away,
the junk from 2010 hidden...

my studio cleared of all unessentials.
blank canvases waiting.
older paintings too, that i will be revisiting and finishing.


paintings, that i told my songwriter friend, were "my bad paintings".
he told me something that really struck a chord with me.......




he said,
"they aren't BAD paintings,
they just aren't FINISHED."




a good way to look at life in general,
i think.
perhaps something you have deemed "bad"
is not bad at all....
but just "not finished"?
mmmmmmm
jjjjjj
i look forward to
finishing lots of things in the new year.
how about you??
mmmm
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


24 comments:

KarenB said...

Looks like I'm starting new things this next year. We put an offer on a new house today. YIKES!

Scott said...

I don't do "New Years Resolutions" as such, either, though maybe I should. I would, however, just love to have the courage to come out of my shell and take photos of 100 strangers, where I meet and talk with them and find out a little about them. That is VERY VERY difficult for me, but I'm going to try. I've been promising myself I would do that "someday" for a long time. That is something I need to finish.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a healthy, prosperous, Happy New Year!
Glenda

Cobalt Violet said...

Sounds perfect Erin.
Hmm... maybe a New Years project ... organizing or REorganizing my art supplies. Good thought.

Happy New Year!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have a friend who has been working on a painting of horses for at least 25 years. She says she just can't seem to get it right. I would like to actually start many projects twirling round in my head. Organizing is top of the list too. It's just getting started. Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy new year. Tammy

It's me said...

Hahahhah!!..nice post !!...i look forward to lot of beautiful paining from you........!!...lovely new year sweetie.......

EEN HEEL GOED EN GEZOND 2011 !!!...

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A REALLY GOOD AND HEALTHY 2011 !!!

WARM HUGS FROM ME ........

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, what a profound way to see with GRACE. Yes, I have many unfinished paintings stored away in the closet of my being....but there is no need to fear. If only the rest of the world could see through this magical lens of mercy!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAREST ERIN and what a joy it has been to discover you!!! Anita

time worn interiors said...

Good luck with your new painting! Maybe you could show us some when your finished! I always wanted to paint, no talent for that here!
Theresa
aka:tot

Razmataz said...

I would love to see you offer some of your gorgeous paintings for sale this year Erin.....

Wishing you a New Year full of Happiness, fullfilment and time to work on your art and gardens and passions.

Chania

Rebecca said...

I "receive" that thought - finishing. Sending you wishes for a prosperous and productive New Year!

Custom Comforts said...

What a wonderfully thought provoking post Erin!!! Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom. I shall try to apply that to my life.
Happy New Year!
Cindy

koralee said...

A very good point indeed my sweet friend.

Hugs and love for a 2011 filled with hope...promise..contentment..and do not forget the BLISS! xoxoxoo

Zuzu said...

Beautiful post! Happy New Year, Erin!

Carole said...

A beautiful way to look at life. We are all a work in progress...always being tweaked.

Happy New Year to you sweet friend!
xx
C

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I noticed your paint brushes on bluebird notes' sidebar. Thought I'd come by here and have a peek into your creative world...and I'm so glad I did! I love your sentiments and I am your newest follower!

You are welcome to stop in and see me anytime...my 'screen' door is always open.

Ciao Bella!
Creative Carmelina

Mary Claire Crow said...

Happy New Year Erin! No resolutions for me either this year... just going to continue to enjoy the journey, maybe clean my house and plan! Can't wait to see what you share with the world. Hope to see you soon!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Erin, YOU AND ME BOTH....WHITE AND AQUA/TURQUOISE! I cannot get enough of this color....I have always loved peridot green, and for certain things, it is the right color. BUT THIS SHADE OF BLUE JUST CONNOTES HAPPINESS! And I am surrounding myself with it all year long!

Meeting you has been a huge blessing to me dearest. I know that I will be enchanted all year round as I step into your world. Peace to you on this fine start to a new beginning!!!! Anita

kerrie said...

Being an artist myself, I am captivated by these photos of your canvas('s) and art supplies...makes me want to paint.

I am so glad to read that Ellie found her way home. I was praying. So so happy.

More calm, depth, and content in the new year friend. ox`kerrie

marĂ­a cecilia said...

dear Erin, wishing you and family much blessings and happiness for 2011, and may it brings much love into your lives.
hugs from Chile
maria cecilia

Heaven's Walk - said...

Funny thing.....I don't have problems finishing things.....just STARTING them. lol! Your photos, as usual, are just amazing..... :)

xoxo laurie

Georgianna said...

These are such wise words, Erin. It's so true – concentrating on finishing projects results in so much accomplishment, peace of mind and satisfaction. I'm trying hard not to start a lot of new ones myself right now.

Very happy to have met you, too, and can't wait to see your new/old paintings! I'm certain so many good things are headed your way for 2011!

xo – g

Burlap Luxe said...

Erin,
Please continue to share your art... would love to see more!!

Thank you Erin for your visit to my place of calm, soulfully French.

xoxo
Dore

PS. return again soon your so good for ones heart :)

Deanna said...

Great Blog!!! Just stopping by to say Hi.... Doing a family tree and it seems like we come from Franklin, TN. My great great grandfather was George Dazey Hill married to Dollie Long.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Could I create as you do, I'd probably do nothing else. That would be quite enough for me.