Monday, March 21, 2011

Exercise new ideas

 Shaking it up

This weekend the weather was springtime beautiful and a long walk on the boardwalk was just the ticket for shaking up thoughts of springtime production.  I have found that exercise stimulates my brain and it is often during these bouts of activity that I develop new ideas.  Now I just need to figure out how my new assistant can join me on outdoor excursions for note taking purposes. 

After my walk I was in production mode and created a few new original paintings on tiny, 2.5 x 3.5 inch,  canvas boards.  These are ACEO's ~ Art Cards, Editions & Originals ~ which for some are cool and inexpensive ways to form a collection of art.

With a little help from my assistant I was able to get the canvas cut to art card size and finish a few new paintings.  The surf theme images still fresh in my mind from my walk along the beach.

Of course, now a days I have to work a little bit faster as Kitty's focus on protects tends to be intense but fleeting.  Fortunately she has taught me that you must take time out of your busy work schedule for a little bit of play and exercise.

I am happy with the way these little beach paintings turned out.  In fact, I look forward to another week of spring like weather and thought provoking walks along the beach.  I encourage you to do the same.


  1. Thanks Maya - I'm sure you can relate to enthusiastic beach walks - especially now that the weather is finally starting to turn!


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