Art and the Law of Attraction
I am a firm believer in the “Law of Attraction.” I know, it’s almost become a trite social philosophy today, but my life has shown it to be true, nevertheless. What one gives usually comes back in kind. A sour expression elicits negative interaction. A generous soul never seems to want for anything significant. Here’s the thing about artists. In my unscientific way of polling the data, I am pretty convinced that the artists who freely give their work, talent, energy and creativity generously are those who get paid generously. I don’t mean they give their work away free, although some do. I mean they teach, share, advise, critique, encourage and support without expecting anything in return. What an anomaly in such a competitive world. Still, my best artist friends are extremely positive and generous in encouraging and supporting other artists. They create around themselves a world of such generous creative energy that the boundaries of life just constantly seem to expand. I have just finished the John Salminen workshop this week with the Utah Watercolor Society. John and his wife, Kathy, embody this principle to perfection. They gave and gave and gave and the results were dramatic to all who attended. I can just feel my life about to explode outward and can’t wait to return all that I received to my own art students at Ree Art Studio and Ree’s painting pARTies.
Last Friday night saw the second Ree's painting pARTy take flight! As you can see, this one was strictly for the birds, and I'm sorry, but I just have to crow a little about how much fun we had! My husband, Craig, even took up the brush and paint for the first time in his adult life. Did he lay an egg with this one? No way. His painting was a soaring success. Indeed, birds of a feather, in this case, artists at heart, do flock together at Ree Art Studio.
A Goal Met
This has been an exciting few days at Ree Art Studio — a fulfillment of many, many hours of planning, purchasing and pARTy planning. My first session of Ree's painting pARTies held last Friday, March 28, was, in my mind, a smashing success. Why? Because the people who came had a great time and they created a surprising array of inventive, unique paintings based on one image as you can see by this photo. Best of all, they left with new friends. Including me. It felt so good to meet this goal but it was also invigorating doing the work to get it done.
These past two weeks have been busy, busy, busy as my husband and I have been working to get Ree's painting pARTies up and running. We have moved into my larger studio space at Ree Art Studio. We bought new tables and comfortable chairs to accommodate 30 people. We've ordered canvases, new brushes and quarts of paint. I've been working on art party motifs that I hope people will want to paint, such as the three examples below. We've updated www.renonkhulet.com with three new pages about Ree's painting pARTties. All of this has been exciting. We hope the buzz will begin on this fun adventure in art.