Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Just art

With a new year in motion it always makes me think about things that I want to do, change, or stop doing altogether.

I usually keep my art for the weekends or lunch hours, but last night I decided that instead of plopping myself in front of the tv after dinner, I would paint.  I turned on some music, picked up the paint brush and before I knew it three hours had gone by and it was time for bed. It felt really good.

I read an article the other day where this person took strange and unique postcards, wrote on the back of them and mailed them to random people from the white pages. He even wrote a small disclaimer that they need not worry about ever getting anything from him ever again. I thought it was a cute idea, and remembered the small little watercolors I was creating over the summer, and leaving them on the picnic tables with some positive notes on the back of them.

Sometimes I feel I have a tad of ADD, I have all these ideas in my head and go from one project to the next project with out fully completing things.  Don't get me wrong I have completed many projects in the past, but sometimes what seems like a great idea, takes too long or I just lose interest and it gets left behind.  My biggest problem is when I try to create a series of art, Say if I decide to do a series of flowers from 1 to 6 well, by 4 I've lost interest.  A series of daily watercolors, by 4 or 5, I've lost interest.  I realize my personality is not a patient one and I get bored easily,  I like to do one project, finish it, and move on to a completely new and different type of project. I guess in my own personal way I like change, or I have ADD, it's one or the other.

I look at successful artists and can recognize their artwork simply by their repetitive style, and wonder if I could ever be like that.

Here is some artwork from Zios Shutties' apartment in the Bronx.  Every inch of his apartment is filled with his own artwork (except for the bathroom, that would be disrespectful to his art)
I love his artwork!



  1. What fantastic artwork! He should be celebrated by the world! Has everyone a book of his art?

    And perhaps when you feel the need to move on from a project it's because you've actually completed it in a spirit sense.

  2. That should have said has he ever done a book of his art?