Mixed Media Artist

ACEO Joy

aceojoy

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I’ve been feeling rather joyless lately about my art.  Not for very long, just a few days but none the less, I started to think about why this last year I have been able to find such joy in painting. So much so that I couldn’t wait to get back to it.   It has not always been like that.  I used to torture myself throughout the process of doing a painting.  I really never found much joy in the process, only the result.  These last few days, I have been feeling like that again and it all has to do with that nasty old ego.  It has stepped in and is trying to take over.

“Go away ego, I will continue to paint for the joy of it and if someone likes it along the way then that is just the icing.”

I did these two ACEOs tonight and it was fun. So there.

aceo-frilly-hat-new1

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2 responses

  1. Love these !….. both of them .
    I am glad you got out of the mood .
    Me too
    I’m better now too
    You won my crabby happy/sad paper doll
    send me your address Maria !

    November 30, 2008 at 10:25 pm

  2. Maria,
    I discovered you when you looked at my Chick Power canvas. Your paintings are beeeeautiful and reveal a real love for your subjects. Colors, squiggles, the EYES! Love it.
    I very much relate to your description of process. Much better to enjoy it if you can get it to happen! Glad I found your blog.
    Ronnie in a small town in Georgia

    December 2, 2008 at 1:29 am

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