Studio News

“I wear the universe backwards. I imagine putting stars in my coffee and sugar in the sky. I imagine going fishing in the clouds and watching the sun hide behind lakes. I’m too busy dancing with my imagination to even tip toe with reality for a second. They say I’m going mad. They are right.” –d. Antoinette Foy

This has been a fun week. I sent off one of my favorite paintings to a friend for his birthday – a surprise from his wife —

Where’s My Moose Going? (sold)

Then I have a dear friend whose daughter is giving birth any day now. She has an older son (5) who is a great storyteller. I thought this piece would be perfect for him to tell stories to his new sibling —

Short Stories (sold)

And I have another friend who has a baby due in July. This mom spent some time in India and is decorating the nursery with elephants. So I sent this —

There’s An Elephant In The Room (sold)

I mentioned in an earlier post. I took a three month art class and learned so much about what’s important about design and keeping an art practice. During the class time we worked on 12×12 panels. This is the first larger piece I’ve done since the class —

Was It Really Just A Dream? (16.5×24)

I’ve already started another piece. I’m really energized, inspired and having so much fun in my studio these days. Thanks for all your support and comments and thanks to those who follow me on FB and Instagram.

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history,etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.'” -Hugh MacLeod

About Judy Shreve

Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com
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12 Responses to Studio News

  1. Annie says:

    Lovely work Judy, it is wonderful to be an artist and give art as gifts, I do the same.
    Happy times in the studio! xoxo

  2. Judy Hennen says:

    I always enjoy your art and your blog posts. They focus and appreciate all of those issues and ideas that make life enjoyable and worthwhile. Thanks for sharing,

    • Judy Shreve says:

      Hi Judy! Thank you for your sweet comments! It’s where I am happy – I try not to pay any attention to the blowhards occupying all the news feeds these days! Hope your leg is healing quickly!!

  3. Mandy Fariello says:

    That Moose was one of my favorites…lucky guy to get it as a birthday present!

    • Judy Shreve says:

      Thank you Mandy. If you knew my friend – it’s the perfect piece for him. It’s one of my favorites too. One of the first pieces I finished in the Art2Life program.

  4. Meredith says:

    Judy, you get better and better. Your work is such a bright spot in my day.

  5. Anne Gaffey says:

    Lovely blog Judy. What platform is it?

  6. Rayna says:

    These are so much fun! I especially love the one with all the little squares to tell stories from. Would love to hear those little imaginative yarns! 🙂

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