Day 344

8 x 10 oils

Tuesday, Day 344 OR, 3 weeks, OR 21 days…

My words and thoughts for tonight are scrambled about. Why, I wonder, after 344 days of painting every blasted day AND blogging have I not improved these skills at all. It is damn frustrating. I know Georgia O’Keefe said that she painted things she had no words for, and I have used/leaned on this quote many times. But,

November will be here before I know it, and I will be standing  in front of people talking about myself, my art and my project. I am petrified. Sadly, the biggest obstacle still standing before me is my lack of voice. Rambling on in this blog is quite different than standing before a live group. 

On a positive note, and not to trivialize this project in any scope, I several groupings that I look forward studying in more depth and trying to develop into groups of cohesive bodies of art. 

I am excited to pursue these and other new avenues. 


One is not born a woman, one becomes one~Simone Beauvoir 


  1. Thank you both!

    Nancy–I wish you could too! I wouldn't mind to shake the hand of a fellow artist, and one who takes time to reach out an encourage others in this "i, me" world.

    Ashley—Is that what I am a crazy mixture of you three kids?? Now that is a fabulous and daunting thought!


  2. Don't be nervous about talking. Artists are known to be nutty. So, if you're struggling to find a word, borrow some of my wit, a little of Cass's languages, and some of Shaun's looks. If you mix them all together it could be quite interesting!

  3. Valerie – your work is wonderful – please don't doubt yourself. Once you begin talking to a group about your art, your passion will take over and all will be well. I wish I could be there to see it in all it's glory! I'm sure it will be fabulous!