Sunday, October 4, 2009

my painting-a-day blog celebrates her 2 year anniversary!

Today is the two year milestone for my blog!!!!!! My vitamins number 715, which means I only missed 15 days.  Cool, eh?
What can I say about painting a painting a day for 2 years?... First, I have learned a tremendous amount. What was once something I had to think about is now something I do more instinctively. For instance I used to have to consciously consider my color temperature, now its more like taking the correct silverware out of the drawer. Second, painting each day, even with life's ups and down, is a habit. A habit I don't question. That means I have had to guard my time like a she-wolf. And that doesn't always make friends. Third, passion feeds habit, habit feeds passion. Does that make sense?
So now I think I will go celebrate with a soy chai, smile and get ready for the next painting.


Brent Seevers said...

That's weird, this piece looks almost like my charcoal piece I just did---posted on my blog.

I like it.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love that part about "taking the right silverware out of the drawer". Congratulations on all your focused discipline and hard work. Your passion shows through in every piece you create.

nielsp said...

A heart felt congratulations on real perseverance and more importantly on creating so many fine pieces of art. Always a pleasure to drop by a look at your latest work.


Katherine Kean said...

Congratulations! Your discipline and consistent work pays off big time - your work is gorgeous.

Bob Lafond said...

Great perseverance and great art, hard work that's fun, and a journey that only gets better. What else could you ask for?

Double "D" said...

Loriann, an incredible accomplishment. A body of work that most wouldn't be able to accomplish in a life time. I remember we discussed some time ago about how one develops a recognizable body of work.
How do you go about developing a style, a look a mark that identifies each piece as a Signori. You've done that 10 times over. As Bob said, "great perseverance and great art.

Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration you've given so many of us.

Your painting Buddy.

Anita Stoll said...

Lorianne,Congratulations on two years. My hat's off to you. Thank you for sharing your expeience. Your works are so beautiful, inspiring as well.

Karen said...

A congratulations from me too! I love what you wrote about passion feeding habit, habit feeding passion. SO true!
And the immense growth here in your blog is living proof. Keep going....

Ipskipskyblue said...

Yay! Hard to believe it has been 2 years. What an amazing accomplishment. But then again, you amaze me pretty consistently!

Anonymous said...

Your talent and your prose coupled with your tenacity to post on such a regular basis is awesome. Congratulations on all fronts. I almost thought about skipping my own entry tomorrow, but the gauntlet has been thrown. You are an inspiration in more ways than one to us that follow your journey.

Nicki said...

Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! I admire your dedication a great deal. I found your blog through Raymond Logan's Daily Painter Review and I am so glad I did. I'll be back to see more of your beautiful work.

Kind regards,

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Hi Loriann,
congratulations for the great development you've made over the last two years!Everyone who paints knows, that it takes a lot of discipline and work to go this far.

I wish you many more creative sparks,

elly said...

Congratulations Loriann! I can't believe we have all been enjoying this for 2 years! How fortunate for all of us!

loriann said...

Hi everyone and thank you so much for all your wonderful words!! I wonder if you know just how much your encouragement means to me??? We artists work in little vacuums. My blog provides a back and forth that is so important. THANK YOU!!!
Now I will address each comment one by one:

Hi Brent!
I checked out your latest work and it's beautiful (and similar to mine in ways)I always admire when another artist uses black and white yet implies color and light. Congrats!

Hi Janelle, my blogger, luminist friend! Thanks you and I know your know which silverware you are taking out each day!

Hi Niels!
So good to hear from you again. Thanks so much for you support.

Hi Katherine,
Thank you and I love your work too!

Hi Bob! You know all about the journey as you are on one exciting colorist journey of your own. And no I couldn't ask for anything more!

Ah my Buddy!!!
Thank you for all your support in so many ways. YOUR art and YOUR insights have inspired me. I always look forward to your comments. A body of work just grows and morphs...that's life right??
thanks you!
your Painting Buddette

Hi Anita, hats off to you for all your beautiful work too!

Hi Karen, my long time blogger friend,
I know YOU understand what I mean about habit feeding passion and passion feeding habit. You live it. Thank you friend!

Hi Domi!!! Hard to believe it is 2 years and without your help figuring out all the technology blimps it never would have happened. Remember the time my whole website was lost by certain technologists and YOU graciously helped me build it back better! Thank you for all you do!
xo L

Hi Marianne,
Thank you. I really don't think you need me as YOUR inspiration. Your work is an inspiration! Keep posting!

Hi Nicki and welcome to my blog. Glad you found me and thank you. I will go over to your blog tonight...see ya then! (and thank you Raymond!)

Hi Astrid and thank you for the creative sparks sent to have many to spare!

Hi Elly!!!!
You're too much. Thank you my friend!
xo L