I have an addiction....
:: Attachment ::
I can't go five minutes without checking my phone! And... if it's not the phone, it's the internet, the email, instagram, and damn it! Even stupid "Facebook". I love being social, and I love to paint…. It's starting to become a big issue for me! The habit evolved with technology. As a kid all I wanted to do was draw and paint. I was such a happy kid! I want to sit down right now and paint. The connection and the late hours of bar-tending have distracted me for my true passion. And so... after long reflection, I've discovered a solution….
:: Present in the Creation ::
Starting June 1st for 21 days I'm going to starve myself from outside communication. Pure abandonment from society. I'm shutting off my phone, deactivating my "Facebook" and other streams of accessibility, disconnecting…. work emails/communication will be managed by my team. My focus will be in the moment with a paintbrush, canvas and color everywhere. I will not be leaving my apartment building for the entire 21 days. The only enjoyment of the Summer sun will be on my rooftop, and I guess taking my dog out will be allowed.
:: Waves of Emotion ::
To be honest... I'm a freaking scared! Even after two days in the house I get stir crazy! I'll most likely drive myself insane. Even worse, my poor roommate will have to deal with my insanity. And Butters ecstatic to have his mother home! BUT! I'm committed and it's all in the name of "Art"... right? Well, at least I believe it, and that's all that matters.
Anything that I paint will be for sale, actually more like a presale. In order to do this I need to buy more materials and canvas and making art work isn't free, unfortunately.
All donations will contribute to the lofty cost of supplies. Below is the price for art work created during my madness. Anything on my website is also for sale.
- Oil and Acrylic paintings: $6 per square inch of canvas or linen.
- Pencil drawings $125-250
- Artistic Photographs I make during the 21 days: (the beginning number represents how many copies will ever be printed).
- 400 for $40 each
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
50% of the proceeds I will be donating to Music Makes Music, a non-profit organization. Music Makes Music goes to local schools and motivates teens to be inspired and empowered by music. To learn more please visit their website MusicMakesMusic.org.
Wish me luck!! And last but most important, Thank YOU for believing in me, supporting me and giving me the inspiration to BE. and Mom, I love you- sorry I won't be able to pick up the phone.