Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy to be Back

I've been gone from this blog for over a week, but I haven't left my house for anything except to get groceries. And I really don't have much to show for the time, but I've done a lot of thinking. Well, brooding to be more exact. I won't bore you by rehashing it. It's just what all of us who are creative go through. You know, why am I doing this, who really cares, does my art make one bit of difference in the world. You know.

Karin Jurick, a well known oil painter, has started a new blog where anyone can submit an original take on a picture Karin will post each Wednesday. This week the picture is of her lately departed little pal, Jack. Go to this site to see the pictures. Here is mine.


Paula Villanova said...

Deborah, I love your sensitive painting of Jack. Is this in acrylics?

Deborah Ross said...

Hi Paula- yes, acrylics, which I'm just learning to use. Thanks for visiting :-)

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Deborah,

Congratulations on your Etsy adventure. I love your painting of Jack.

So you have been brooding...did you get any clarity on the issues or did you decide to just just keep on going? :)

Keep up the great work with the acrylics!

Erika Nelson said...

Hi Deborah bless you for visiting my blog fella wheeler! :) You've done a beautiful painting of Jack! Karin blog project sure is a big kick in the buns for those who are needing an excuse to paint lol

Could we exchange blog links and keep track of each other? We hot wheelers need to stick together after all :) Take care - Erika

Paula Villanova said...

Hi again Deborah! I am passing along the "Brilliant Weblog" award to you since your blog is one of many that I view regularly and I enjoy so much. I admire your work, your dedicated approach to your work and your candor around many of the creative challenges we can all relate to. If you check my site, you will be able to view all the details about this award.

KT said...

Deborah, Very nice job of your colors and brush rhythms on Karin's dog Jack.
Thanks for your visiting ;)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh this is a fun idea.. your paintings are all so beautiful btw.. and i too wondered about that.. "does my art make one bit of difference in the world?".. but then again for illustration friday, getting to know all these artists.. pro or not, made me a better person and helped me through my "dark years".. so i guess making art affects people even if we do not know or intentionally do so. 8)

have a great week!

Helen Read said...

Deborah, thanks for your visit to my blog. I think you've portrayed Jack very well! Its good you are back!

Peggi Habets said...

Hi Deborah,
Great approach to the photo. What a fun idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed reading through yours (very inspiring). What sort of support did you paint on, kind of looks like Yupo paper?