What distraction looks like.
Recently, my life has been filled with a lot of distractions. It happens. Family needs, bad weather, this meeting, that obligation. I try to maintain firm boundaries around my studio practice. When I don't, my work suffers, and I suffer. Believe me, there are days when I invite distraction, but in general, studio time is not negotiable. When I feel distracted, I allow myself to experiment. Often I begin by mixing paint. Creating colors I love. I add other materials whose color, texture or shapes interest me. Then I begin to build. No expectations. Here's a shot of what distraction looks like at the end of the day.
4/21/2017 05:44:24 am
That's a good day. Great work, great mindset.
4/21/2017 05:18:47 pm
Beauty born of just being "in it"
4/22/2017 08:06:51 am
4/24/2019 08:36:00 pm
I just discovered your work. I like it very much. About myself quickly... was a single parent at 19, put myself through the University of Oregon and earned a BFA with a minor in Art History - 1980. Had to make a living and worked for Portland Community College in the AV dept, also opened up a campus gallery and began a school program where the college would purchase a significant piece of Pacific NW art and install it as part of permanent collection. I met my husband, had another baby, went back to college, worked for National Geographic, taught Social studies at the high school level, got teacher of year, took a break and worked at Lawrence Gallery in Sheridan,Oregon. It’s an international gallery and I actually stayed there for 7 years before returning to teaching. I’m now retired, my son designed a gorgeous studio for me and he and my husband just finished it.
4/25/2019 06:16:22 am
12/19/2022 07:29:27 pm
Great read thankyoou
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by Lisa Noonis
Here are some musings around my day to day life, activities inside and outside the studio. I welcome your comments and questions.