Monday, August 15, 2011

WOW!


Just back from the post office.
I mailed out, the last day to do so, a grant for painters.
When I got back from vacation an issue of Art in America was waiting for me.
While mindlessly flipping through their 2011 Guide for museums,galleries &
artist, I notices a tiny ad for the grant.

The grant was for people over 45 years old who were painters.
I rolled it around in  my head for a day or so.
They suggested submitting a series of works.
Well I have only recently picked up my bushes after a long lapse.

Shazam!
I was just back from vacation with a camera full of pictures.
A series of pictures!
I had about 18 days to pull it off.
I have been painting day and night!

Here are a few.




I needed ten paintings.
Older painting were allowed.
So I tossed this one in.


My motivation for this crazy impulse move?
Money for a studio.
Ask and you shall receive.
I asked, so Providence, God, the Universe now knows what I want.
( Can't wait to find out what happens next)

okay, off to drop in my tracks..wiped out!

7 comments:

  1. Nice paintings, I hope that you get your grant and studio.

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  2. You continue to inspire.... your paintings are awesome!

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  3. Good luck! Hope you are moving into a new studio soon. I love the paintings.

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  4. Thats awesome, I will keep you in my prayers I hope you get it. A studio would be a wonderful thing to have. I know what you mean about last minute rush to produce I lot, I have had to do that a time or two haha, much of luck to you.

    - Much love, Trashy Crafter Kim

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  5. Good luck, nice to know there is still money out there for the arts. You certainly got into the painterly spirit, love that hotel sign. xox Corrine

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  6. I replied to your comment on my blog, but was not sure that you would go back and check, so I will copy it here:
    Jill, I love your paintings and especially like the first one on your blog. The reason is that both my grandfathers were rail-roaders. My maternal grandpa was an engineer on the PRR and my paternal grandpa was a conductor on the B&O.

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  7. Very motivated Jill!! I love the train painting and in fact I think you could transform that into a beautiful quilted wall hanging!!! I can see the free motion quilting now!!!
    Love the motive too! Go get um' Jill!!!

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