Am I upset? Heck No!

Today I received the ‘no’ call. It was very early in the day, so I knew it was a no. For the second time I was not awarded my Signature Status at the Federation of Canadian Artists.

I thought I would give it another try – (I guess I had that 95$ burning a hole in my pocket), but in my heart of hearts, I knew it would be a ‘no’. My art doesn’t really have a style and it doesn’t really fit into any sort of category. (Well I shouldn’t say that, I am learning that I do fit into the ‘naive art’ category.)

On the up side, an artist friend of mine received the ‘yes’ call and I am over the moon happy for her, she is so deserving, please check out Meghan’s work!

So, moving on! I won’t be applying again, I ask myself what for? I paint just for me anyway:-)

Getting caught up –

Hurray for spring break! I feel like I am getting caught up on a few things!

Here are some of my works from last week, some finished and sold, others works in progress.

Fresh Paint!

I’m experimenting with primary colours and colour mixing to create a palette. So far I am so over the moon in love! This may be one of my fave paintings ever.

That time a bear was in the driveway.

24 x 24

An attitude of gratitude!

Just a quick thank you to all of the folks who helped me out when I was trying to figure out how to frame some of my works! I’m feeling poor this year because I am now splitting my income between writing and art entries and memberships, so decide I had better learn how to frame my own work – and I have!! Special thank you to #Meghan – superstar painter and Ruth at #Opus who came up with the idea – it worked! #shims! Who knew? ­čÖé

Irene Takes The Bus