Thursday, October 4, 2012

5 years blogging and mistake making

Opening yourself up to mistakes can lead to better things. Last week, when going to location, I forgot my pastels I painted only the watercolor underpainting and memorized the rest. Now I found a new way to paint that I love.  It combines my love of plein air and memory painting.

On another note, today I celebrate 5 years of blogging and 1195 posts. As I enter my 6th year I confess that I have learned more from my 4 years of daily plein air painting, than I learned in my entire art school education- BFA and MFA. Year five was more about using that experience and transferring it to memory painting. What will come next???? Come on back for year 6 to find out.
If I could give one bit of advice to anyone wanting to improve and find themselves it would be to, without fail, paint outdoors everyday. Don't wait for that silly thing called inspiration. She rarely comes knocking. When you ALWAYS create she WILL find you. Time and time again.
Onward.

15 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to the adventures to come in year 6! Everyday is a discovery.

Love, love, love! the painting that you have chosen to mark this special day. Great stuff.

loriann signori said...

Thank you Lisa!I eagerly enter year 6.

Jim Serrett said...

Definitely want I needed to hear and
be reminded of as I approach similar milestones.

Thank you for sharing your work and process. Look forward to five more.

:)

loriann signori said...

Thanks for your comment. Congrats on your milestones Jim! On to five more!

B Boylan said...

I raise a glass to you (and me) for 5 more years! Salut!

loriann signori said...

here, here Brenda! a toast to you too!

Liz Steinglass said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration and I mean that literally. I couldn't agree more about not waiting for inspiration to find you. I can't wait to see what year 6 will bring!
Yay you!
Liz

Donna T said...

Loriann, your work inspires me, your words inspire me ... thank you! Congratulations and keep up the beautiful work!

SamArtDog said...

Another great lesson. You continue to be as generous as you were when I first sent you a comment 3 years ago, and I've been a fan ever since then. I learn so much from all of your honest exploration and beautiful work. Thanks!

loriann signori said...

Thanks Liz! Your poetry blog is a wonderful thing.

Thanks so much Donna. Your kind words warm my heart.

Has it been 3 years Sam? Wow! Thanks for all your support through the years. i enjoy ready your blog as well!

Casey Klahn said...

Many congratulations on five years. I know I visited here many years ago, and was struck by the free and abstract quality of your work. You are an outstanding individual and artist, Loriann.

loriann signori said...

Hi Casey! Thank you so much for your very kind words!We have known each other for a long time now and I must say I have had the pleasure of meeting you in La Conner. I will never forget that time... remember when you discovered the bear tracks in the place i lost my keys? and was locked out of my home for the night!
We move forward to new adventures. till later, L

Micros said...

Hi Loriann

Congrats on the five years that you have shown exceptional work to us all and here's hoping that we can all share your passion for many years to come.

It is in the "doing", that provides us with our own journey of discovery.

Micros

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations!! Great advice!

Adam Cope said...

Dear Loriann

Congratulations for blogging but more importantly for creating beautiful pictures. They seem even more beautiful since the last time i visited. Things are moving, no?

Be well & crrate & enjoy

adam