So a couple of months I adopted a toy Chihuahua from the Michigan Humane Society. She was in need of a home, and I happened to have a home to provide. So it really was the perfect match.
She is only 5 pounds, so needless to say she is a little furry gumdrop. She is such a little weirdo but grows on you pretty fast. I named her Star because there is something special about her and she is filled with radiant energy.
Little Star doesn’t like to be in my art studio, so when I am working she will just squeak away incessantly to let her case be known. Or she’ll try to jump up in my lap when I am sitting on my stool at my easel, which of course doesn’t work well.
One time she even tried to jump onto my palette with my paint on it!
It has been an adventure so far having a dog again. Before her I hadn’t had a canine in the studio for seven years.
I have a new video on Youtube that I’m pretty excited about. Check it out when you get the time. It even has NEW background music! Heck yeah, man. You can view the actual painting on my Etsy shop below.
I’m also happy to report that I received 2 sales yesterday on my Etsy shop and have been getting wonderful traffic and interest! So that is very exciting. I know I’m on the right road, I just have to keep on growing my audience and getting more known.
But I shall get there…one sale, video, and blog post at a time!
Fragrant Waterfalls 11×14 inches Oils on canvas
I hope all of you have a great start to your week so far! Follow your heart, whatever it is that you do.
Let’s bring some color into the world!
So my brand new studio is complete. The move went rather smoothly, if I must say. I’m so happy to now have a studio that I’m proud to be in. A place that is an extension of myself and my interests.
Before I reveal the new pictures, here is a picture of my old artistic station.
Yikes! Pretty bland, huh? I won’t beat myself up though, as life is about getting better, right? That is the basis for personal development—GROWTH! That is what I preach in my youtube videos and I like to practice what I preach.
Hence why I chose to finally make my dream studio a reality.
Well, here is the my lovely new studio! Drumroll please……
Now THIS is what I’m talking about!
As you can see I decorated my new habitat with a beach theme throughout, which really inspires me to paint the beach even more. I also have some personal development quotes on the wall, as well as some Disney decor. After all, I am a HUGE fan of Disney’s animation studio.
I am really loving my new beachy art studio! If you haven’t watched my interview video on youtube, here you go.
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Until next time,
let’s bring some color into the world!
So I recently made a switch in my home. My new studio is now located in my friend’s old room, and my new bedroom is where my old dinky studio used to be. I am really enjoying putting together my brand new art studio! It is so much more inspiring! Not only is it TWICE as big but it also has it’s own private bathroom. How could you go wrong with that? I am in the process of decorating it with a beach theme/personal development theme.
So in addition to the beach decor, I will also be putting a bunch of encouraging words, quotes, and self-development insights all over the walls, which will be a great pick-me-up whenever I’m feeling defeated or discouraged.
I’ll be sure to post a picture of my new studio on my blog as soon as it is finished.
Here are a few new paintings to share with you. I haven’t shared new paintings in a while and I figured I’d get back to my roots. For more information on these paintings, visit my online shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RKBeachPaintings
Golden Minutes Oils on canvas 11×14″
Hold Our Hearts Oils on canvas 11×14″
Goodnight Sun Oils on canvas 11×14″
And don’t forget to watch my new Youtube video. Come get to know me better as my friend asks me some thought-provoking questions about my art, fear, and some lessons that I’ve learned along the way. It is a must see!
So what changes have you made recently? Hope you have had a great week so far, filled with creativity and inspiration.
And until next time,
let’s bring some more color into the world!