Setting up my VERY large frames to do my big oil paintings! Very excited about starting some new oil paintings! I will do some smaller works in addition to the bigger ones to ultimately accomplish a greater "quantity" of work rather than just the high standard of "quality" I insist upon when doing my artwork. Will I have a dream tonight to inspire me?! Will I see the ANGEL again?! Or perhaps Christ on the cross?! I HAVE HAD a dream of Christ on the cross during his Crucifixion a while back and that too was astounding and beautiful! I do not question why I have these particular dreams nor do I understand them, however I do feel blessed to have had them. And my art is always inspired by them!
A BLANKET OF SNOW HAS FALLEN ON NJ TODAY! Looks pretty, but it is a mess to be out in, so I stayed in today! Organizing my studio and planning for a year of intense artmaking! New ideas already, but waiting for any dreams or visions to inspire me also!
Well, Christmas has passed, but looking at my Christmas tree which is still up for a while, I will think of the fond memories I have of this Christmas! I guess it is ALSO TIME to start making NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS as well! I view this as an exciting year for me! I have alot of new tools to help me create art and hope to make this year FULL of courageous, beautiful, new work! And lots of it! That is first on my list which I'm sure will include other things as well!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! I have to say that I am VERY grateful of all that God has given me this year! Sometimes it's the things that we overlook. The simple things, that are really some of the MOST important things....like a warm bed, a house to protect me from the cold, food, and probably most of all, the people who love me. Even though I think about these things on Christmas, I actually thank God for them every morning when I wake up. In fact, several of Christ's pictures are at the foot of my bed, raised up for me to see when I wake up in the morning to thank him for these good, important things in my life. I am also pleased to have a Christmas tree this year! I have not been able to have one for quite a while! I will try to post some pictures of it! Tonight, as I go to sleep this Christmas night, I will also think of the ANGEL that visited me in my dreams and the wonderful vision the ANGEL blessed me with as well as the work of art I was able to create as inspiration from it! GOODNIGHT AGAIN! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!!!
WONDERFUL DAY YESTERDAY! ONE OF MY BEST DAYS EVER IN A LONG TIME! A GREAT CELEBRATION! I got a beautiful, little Christmas tree for my home! I got a wonderful chocolate cake and cards and gifts! And I saw what has become one of my favorite movies EVER!!! I saw the 3-D movie "LIFE OF PI" ! ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!! This movie had a BEAUTIFUL concept of life, God, nature, and animals! JUST LOVED IT!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT AGAIN SOMETIME!!!!! I WILL BE OUT SHOPPING FOR Christmas ornaments, garland, etc. today! My BEAUTIFUL little tree already came pre-assembled with beautiful lights and pine cones and red berries! However,my dear little hamster has a cold and also due to the Holiday Christmas shopping, my BEAUTIFUL "ANGEL" DRAWING has been delayed for me to post! I am putting the finishing touches on it! I am a perfectionist when it comes to my art, but I WILL TRY TO POST IT SOON!!!!!
Hearing the Church Bells playing a song from our nearby church like clockwork at noon, I think about the "special" vision I was given in my dream of an ANGEL. For me, this "vision" was definitely a REAL spiritual presence which once again re-affirms what I already know, that there IS a SPIRITUAL afterlife and that there ARE superior beings such as ANGELS there. I am drawing what I saw in the dream and will hopefully post tonight!
VERY unusual dream this morning! It was a very "spiritual" dream in which I honestly felt I was in the presence of a higher "spiritual" entity....an ANGEL to be exact! It showed me some things to try and relate to me. The ANGEL then spoke to me with.......a DIRE MESSAGE...... I have been drawing the image of this ANGEL in my dream.....trying to capture the image that I saw....The ANGEL actually appeared to me as a "drawn" figure and I will explain more about the dream and the ANGEL'S MESSAGE tomorrow along with my drawing!
Well, I am setting up a new ARTIST'S DESK and EASEL for my studio! They are all assembled and put together and ready to go! I will enjoy making new art with them! I am planning both large and small oil paintings with my NEW EASEL that can accommodate VERY large canvases!
Shopping, shopping, and shopping!!! Finally got my dad's Birthday gift tonight! ....and a small gift for myself as well. Looking for great deals while shopping! Alot of good deals out there! Will be very busy again tomorrow, but will try and squeeze in time for my art! I have alot of good ideas!
My Uncle brought me over some beautiful cupcakes for my up and coming Birthday! They are such beautiful cupcakes and they are so delicious! Enjoying them very much! Will post them soon on my Website! Hopefully before I eat them all up! LOL!!! I still must get my father a card&gift for HIS Birthday! Enjoying my new Artist Desk that I finished assembling yesterday!
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.