Monday, March 17, 2014

Lesley Litrento Studio - Follow me over on my new blog!!!



If there are any of you 'out there' who use to follow me at The Homeless Finch and might be interested in following my studio blog to see what I am up to..... please check it out!  Love to have you follow me again!

http://lesleylitrentostudio.blogspot.com/

See you there!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sabbatical...



"Awakening" - 36 inch X 36 inch, Acrylic on canvas.
I am putting The Homeless Finch on a semi-permanent sabbatical.  What does this mean? Well, it means that I am not planning on continuing at this time with this particular blog and the content that has become The Homeless Finch.  I am, however, going to leave all the posts open because the blog still gets a significant amount of traffic and I feel like the work that I did here was important to me. It seems to still supply people with great ideas, a few good tutorials and such.  I will also reserve the ability to come back if life brings me back to this place to pick up and continue.

But for now...I must move on and invest my hours directly on my studio work.  I have opened up a blog page for my studio, Lesley Litrento Studio.  I am not quite sure what role the studio blog will play. Time will tell.

I wanted to thank all of you guys for following The Homeless Finch over the past few years.  It's been a journey.  I have enjoyed walking this path with each and everyone of you.  I have come to a crossroad and I will be taking another path in a very different direction.  If you want to keep up with what is happening in my studio, don't be afraid to follow me over here.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Artist Date: Having the Courage to Follow Your Heart and Intuition

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.  Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.  Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs

5 inch X  5 inch in gouache


Many of you know that I meet once a month with two of my favorite artist friends for a Studio Date.  This past Tuesday was the day and although not all of us were in attendance, we met none the less.  It's always a nurturing place we create filled with friendship and creativity. The image above is a snapshot of is the latest entry into the book of small works that are created during these meet ups.

My studio work has been developing over the last several months.  It's gone in so many directions and I have allowed myself to explore every inclination. My goal with my Artist Date work has been simple: Just Allow.  I've allowed my intuition to take over.  Some of the avenues I have taken in my work, have been dead ends, but I have learned something on the path.  Some of the paths I have taken have led to other turns and surprise trails along the way. Somehow, I continue to return to a similar place.  But every time I return, I carry with me a little something new...a little shift in technique or imagery.

As Steve Jobs once said, 
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.




I've started to recognize the need to trust my gut in every aspect of my life.  I believe that if we are to learn something from every experience we encounter in this life, it is that our gut is so much more important that someone else opinion.  Knowledge is important and certainly we need to arm ourselves with information. But at some point, we all most let go and find the path by using our most valuable tool...our instinct.

I will be traveling the next couple of weeks, so if you write a blog and are accustom to me reading and commenting, Don't despair in my absence.  I will return mid-July. Ha!  I am hoping to be able to still post once a week if the mood hits me and I have some kind of imagery that I want to share.  Stay cool!
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