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The daily drip

I’m back in.  The studio.   After a two week break I’m turning on the griddles and turning off the accumulated anxiety.  How clogged I feel when my hands aren’t working on something.  Push that more and I’d say hand eye connection creating.  
Do you see then move?   Or move then see?   

This is why I like working on large panels.  The duality is always shifting.  At best it’s fluid, like warm wax on a warm panel.  It just moves along.  A self directed swath of color.  

Other days it’s clogged blind and directionless.

Embrace the drip!  The daily drip that can fill a pot to water a plant.  A drip that increases the water bill.  It all adds up!

What is your daily drip?

Francesca

July 20th, 2017|Studio Wildcat|

Looking forward to this Berkeley Show!

One week until the reception at North Berkeley Investment Partners.  Excited to exhibit with another color lover Nancy Hartley.  She paints in your face color abstract landscapes.  It’s a natural pairing of my abstract color block work to her landscapes.  I have a feeling the reception will be packed!  Visit my exhibitions page for info.

Will check in after the reception and give you the highlights.

My 92 year old father wants to go.  Maybe he’ll be the highlight?

Francesca

July 14th, 2017|Exhibitions|

Done and Decided

It feels good to make a decision.  Whether it works out or not it feels good to move ahead.  So, the decision is…

Do my blogging on this site!  Yeah.  Keep Shopify as my commerce site and perhaps look into the Shopify integration with WordPress.  Who knew?  I guess that other people ask the same questions that I do so ask the Google crystal ball.

I’m also completing a Seth Godin course on marketing.  It has been phenomenal and recommend it to everyone.  One mantra that I need to tattoo on my forearm is:

Always Be Testing

Make a decision and go forward.  Test it out.  See what the results are.  Are the changes I’m seeking to make happening?  This is a good strategy to use in general.  I spend so much time researching multiple strategies that nothing happens!  Spinning wheels and it feels like I’m busy.  Busy doesn’t mean effective.  Busy is a red flag that decisions are not being made.  The why of what I do is lost.  The people I’m seeking to serve are strangers.  No more busy.

Sitting at a coffee shop in Healdsburg.  Finished up a horseback riding lesson; my studio away from the studio.  Art studio, horse studio, dance studio, any studio.  There is an expectation of learning, risk taking and what I call head-less work.  Meaning, the work comes from the heart.  The art feels it, the horse feels it and your dance partner feels it.

How can I enlarge the walls of the studio so that I’m always in studio mode?  This afternoon I’ll attempt that as I call my insurance guy to report the little fender bender that happened this morning.

It’s cool.  Always be testing.

Francesca

July 12th, 2017|Always Be Testing|

New photo test

Rotated the tablet to landscape to take photo.  Let’s see what happens now.  And why does the sidebar disappear?

July 10th, 2017|Always Be Testing|

Why is going mobile so difficult?

Testing more image loading.  So far can use an image from Photos in featured image only.

Cant seem to use Add Media.

I wonder if this will flip.

 

July 10th, 2017|Always Be Testing|