As you know, we are moving. It's not too far from where we live now in South Florida, but it is world's away from our present life. The homes we are targeting are in a rural area. Well...as rural as you get in a county that no longer has land that isn't incorporated. Let's just put it this way. Where I live presently the only thing you see walking along the side of the road are people. Where we are moving, you will see people, but a few will be riding horses. It will be a huge lifestyle change going from a deep water boating and beach community to a community with land, privacy and coincidentally better schools. The even better news? I will have better studio space and we will have some room to breath. Cramp quarters, narrow school choices and a neighborhood that doesn't suit our needs have taken it's toll on our family. The stress has been immeasurable. It's time to do something about it. Now.
The other big change? Yes, there is another one. I am going to be shifting the content of The Homeless Finch and concentrating more on my art, less on furniture and such. I hope that doesn't disappoint you. I miss my studio work and this blog has taken me too far away from it. I have to get back to my roots.
So here is the plan. I will not just be painting and showing my work. I will be presenting countless ideas for you, my reader, to follow my lead and create your own one of a kind works of art!! I'm really excited about this idea.
I know for many the cost of collecting original art is out of the budget. Why not create your own?!! Just like I have shown you how to do so many great things, I will show you how to do that as well. It might be paintings, printmaking, collage, photography, mixed media, sculpture. The list is endless.
Remember this little artwork idea from a few months ago? I wrote about it in my blog post "Hitting the Road With My Little Painting." I simply altered an image, printed it on nice art paper and added a little watered down paint. Now it is a simple, fun original piece of art. Anyone could try this out. Maybe even you!
Regardless, I have to stay true to myself. Like Dr. Seuss said,
"Be who you are
and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
So stay tuned and watch for upcoming posts. Getting my engines revved up and getting ready to go! Hope you stay along for the ride...