Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sometimes the world comes caving in and it can pull us away from what we love most. Whether it be exercise, reading, playing music, creating art or anything else. For me, it is my art. I absolutely love being in my studio and creating art. It's what I call my "Happy Place" where I completely lose myself in all space and time. It literally soothes my soul. When I get pulled away from that, I can get a little, or a lot, grumpy.
If you follow my Social Media pages (links on this blog) you have likely noticed that I just haven't been up to my usual lately. Why? For one I have had a huge remodel along with some much needed repairs happening at my home. Dust is everywhere, a lot of decisions needed to be made and it just drained me. I did get to use my creativity in picking some new colors and decorations. Good thing I have color knowledge.
Secondly, I have not publicly shared much about my personal life because I like to keep it about my art. However, my wonderful husband is the reason I'm able to do what I do, but that comes with a price.
He works and works while I hold down the fort and raise my kids. I have one preteen and another teen who is not old enough to drive. While they are superstar athletes, they are very involved in a couple of demanding sports as well as wonderful musicians. I'd like to think they got some of their creativity from Mom. With that being said, we are nearing year end tournaments in addition to the remodel. Did I mention between the two of them they were sick for about 3 weeks? That left me feeling like this woman in the cartoon and needing some extra limbs like an octopus:
In the midst of it all, I did manage to start a painting and order a book I've been wanting to get for a while. It is fittingly titled: I'd Rather Be In The Studio, by
At an early age I discovered my love of art. Apparently it was evident when I was caught in my crib into painting all over the wall with some paints my mother had left out. I went on to take Drawing and Graphic Design courses at Herron School of Art. Painting has always fascinated me, so after collecting paintbrushes for several years, I finally started oil painting. I'm a self taught painter, and prefer oils. You will see my love for nature, music and animals reflected in my art. Additionally, my background in Advertising and Cosmetology provide a great foundation for color. I have many paintings planned and a few in the works. You can view my current works here: TinasFineArts.com