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12/30/10

The Art Of The Blog


In 1999, pregnant with my first child and severely nauseous as a result, I quit my Color Theory painting class at the 92nd Street Y in New York, packed up my brushes, paints and easel, (as the smell of these would send me reeling), and never thought about creating art again... until this past year.  It seems that so many of the blogs that I gravitate toward are authored by artists.  Inspired by all of these talented ladies, I'm seriously considering making 2011 the year that I unearth my brushes and paints, and get back to it.

47 comments:

  1. Do it! I bet it will be really liberating. And of course...show us the results. As one artist to another I hope your ventures are enriching :)

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  2. Fabulous! Good for you, I can't wait to see some of your art. I love creating art! xxoo

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  3. Before I started blogging, my creative outlet was painting - I have painted countless school auction projects, I have taken oil painting, abstract painting, and encaustic classes through the years. When my kids were young, it was all but impossible to paint at home, as I could not set up and keep the supplies out - and there really wasn't a space for the supplies.

    In the new house, there will be a dedicated space for art supplies and artistic endeavors - all of my kids like art (and one of them likes sewing and ceramics) - so, like you, I am hoping to get back into art!

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  4. Yes! I think we need to listen to that inner voice when it speaks.
    I can't wait to see your next masterpiece!! :)

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  5. What a talent to have! I wish you all the success this 2011 in pursuing this goal. Have a lovely start to the new year. :)

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  6. I wish you the best!! I think creating is such an awesome outlet, can't wait to see what 2011 brings! I totally envy you! I can't draw or paint to save my life!

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  7. Yes! Yes! You should get back into painting. It's a skill and a talent that shouldn't go by the wayside; I paint as much as I can.
    As for me, I am totally inspired by travel for 2011. Not just jaunts to the mountains for a weekend, but real, authentic travel with only a guidebook and good common sense. I'm not sure I'll get there, but it's fun to dream!

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  8. Hope you'll share your work with us :)

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  9. Love, love, love all of these ladies! I cannot say enough about how much blogging has inspired me, I am a graphic designer, not a fine artist, but being surrounded by such creativity day after day in the blogosphere gets me going! Great post! XX!

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  10. I can't wait to see what you see and create!!!

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  11. This is so awesome that you featured all these bloggers! Such a fantastic post and I cannot wait to see your creations. You will do fabulous (as you do with all your endeavors!)

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  12. JUST DO IT!!! I think anything that feels unfinished is worth pursuing!

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  13. Sue! You are the sweetest.... and if I had anything to do with you being inspired to pick up your brushes, then I am beyond flattered...

    So glad we "met" this year, and you are a friend I need to "meet in real life" in 2011!

    xoxo hugs!
    Laura

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  14. Go for it Sue! I'd love to see your creations and I think it's healthy to pursue what the heart desires! Looking forward to getting together in the new year!

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  15. Oh you have too- I paint for fun but I am always so envious of people that can actually paint for real- a talent like that simply has to be expolored. Great post and I agree, blogland is endlessly inspiring. xo

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  16. I agree with everyone here who has already posted - you clearly have the creative drive - you should most definitely pursue your passion - you will find it SO fulfilling!!

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  17. Oh yes! Definitely break out those brushes, I would love to see what you do! Everyone needs a creative outlet I think. I'm determined to spend more time with my paints in the coming year...the day job takes up a lot of time and energy, but you have to make room for happiness! Good luck...let us know how it goes! XX

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  18. Good luck! I'm not surprised to hear about your (additional) creative side.

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  19. oh sue, i so admire anyone with the skill of painting. share with us this additional talent you possess! i loved seeing all the artist bloggers and their particular style.
    new years day i am off to art school for two weeks to learn perspective and hopefully the ability to draw and paint. wish me luck, i am a miserable failure but keep trying!
    best in 2011
    debra

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  20. I can't wait to see what you create, Sue ! Happy New Year.

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  21. Oh, I hear you! Being a wife, mom, lawyer, friend, daughter, sister has gotten in the way. I wanted to paint SO badly last year, and I got busy and the itch passed. My goal this year is to create some art for our walls. As for inspiration - you're the tops! Happy New Year and I hope 2011 is filled with health, happiness, prosperity, family and love. Thanks for all your kind words through the year.

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  22. Get busy! I took a painting class this past semester. It helped me so much with colors! I have painted before, but the education in color was so helpful.
    Have a happy 2011.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  23. Yes, get back to painting! I've done a few paintings for my home. I find it so relaxing. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy New Year!

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  24. I think you should definitely do it!

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  25. What a fabulous goal for 2011! Can't wait to see what you create. I was always jealous of people who could make their own art until I realized I don't have to be an expert to make mine! It was such an uplifting realization!

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  26. Lovely post ;)
    Love to hear your preggo backstory.
    Hope you get back to the art, pronto. My parents lived for a year or so right near the 92 S Y. Memories...
    Cheers and have a happy new year, Alcira

    nerochronicles.com

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  27. Sounds like a lovely resolution. Go for it!

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  28. Yes! I hope that you will!

    xoxo Mary Jo

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  29. Thank you for sharing these artists of inspiration.
    I was a fan of several already but have been delighted to discover some new people and will enjoy being delighted by them.

    Best wishes for all that you resolve for 2011,

    Felicity x

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  30. What a wonderful goal! There's plenty of inspiration out there : ) I would love to see your work! Happy 2011!

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  31. You should definately do it and start painting again! I love all these artists blogs you follow! I'm glad I found your blog this year. xoxo

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  32. Go ahead!!! Am I right to say there will be a lot of purple and orange in your paintings?

    ps: First pic is BEAUTIFUL!

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  33. Do it Sue! Funny, we just found out my niece is preggers for the first time - she has to leave us mid-conversation to go throw up! So great that you are considering a re-visit to your artistic side!

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  34. Pick them up and go do it. Life is short-don't wait!! Have a Happy New Year!

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  35. Go for it! My aim is to get more motivated with my art as well. Lets make 2011 a super-creative year!

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  36. I agree! I follow so many talented artists blogs. And I don't give enough time to my art, I will be trying to do that in 2011. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Nancy xo

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  37. Go for it, dive in and pick up the brushes. Happy New Year!

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  39. Do it! I bet it will be amazing!!! Well, I´d like to have my own online store. Let´s see if I can get it. Happy New Year, darling

    Kisses and hugs from Sao Paulo Brazil

    Carmen - blog Achados de Decoração (aka Decoration Findings)

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  40. I think I have too many things that inspire me and that's a problem. I need to focus my energy into one. That has proven to be awfully difficult so far...
    That's great that you are getting back into painting. You have such great taste, I can't wait to see what you create. Happy New year to you!

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  41. that's one of the best new year's resolutions I've heard ... can't wait to see what you create.
    happy new year.

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  42. i really like the painting by Karena (evoking rothko's work). it reminds me the idea of a sunset on a portuguese sea :)

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  43. I completely hear you! I want to do the same thing and spend more time being creative. Go for it! I'm sure you'll be happier for it.

    Have an Awesome 2011 sweetie!

    xoxo

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  44. Pull out those brushes girl!

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  45. Dear Sue. Thank you so much for this flattering mention. To be in the company of so many great artists is fantastic. Especially since quite a few of them are my friends.

    I hope your own artworks will flow freely out of your paintbrush and that we get to share the journey here on the blog.

    Big hugs and thank you again.

    xx Charlotta

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  46. How in the world did I miss this post. I must be slipping.
    Well - a fashionably late thank-you.
    pve

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