The Magic Bus AT ALTITUDE / SUSAN TODD MARTIN 2022 New art, the tiny line moving across the canvas. my pin-dot imaginary School Bus driving thru a blazing white desert.(That's funny, a School Bus! Why not a Mach I , or a horse or something? I'm such a child inside). I spend a lot of …
Mania Illuminata goes home!
Mania Illuminata shines in Five Deuces Galleria recently! Me and my shadow!! It has been a long trip but she found a good home!! WHAT a great show this was at Five Deuces Galleria down in St Petersburg this month! I had really been trying to get in a show at this gallery, I felt …
“Ooo, the Girl is GROUCHY!”,
"That's ENOUGH! Now, suck it up and get to work!"
Where is Captain Jack?
"...maybe all artists...go thru periods of feast followed by famine..."
There are months when I sail along. Then there was April. Ouch. Work in Progress: The Old Grove Bipolar Disorder has a whole bag of tricks it can put to use on me, it used all of them. I let myself believe I didn't need more than 3 hours sleep per night. In fact, thot …
and The "Salvator" Mommy . (And THE LAVENDER CAT!) Being still is very difficult for me mentally. Having a racing mind is the natural state of being for me, anything else is alien and uncomfortable. If I'm flitting about inside I can leap away from my disturbing thoughts as soon as they appear- it's a …
"Hold on for dear life my friend."
Round One: Let the Game Begin!
"...walking into the sunlight of my artistic future!"
Will You Forgive Me?
"I will flay myself alive...peeling off each layer to offer up to the powers that be..."
An Artist’s Realization:
"My dreams are NOT dead!..."
What it all Means
Seeking Deeper Meaning in my life, thru my Art: I'm faced with this question. Making a statement about my art, who I am as an artist. What do I want people to feel? Do I want them to feel? Ok, here's something I can bite into... The Commute ©STMartin2022 Yes, I want to evoke emotion. …
Many Moons: A New One Rises
"I am NOT giving up, I am not going anywhere, and I'm certainly NOT GOING QUIETLY!"
New Thoughts for a New Year
The Dreaming Forest , Oil Pastel on Board, ©STMartin2021 Belief: Trust, Faith and Confidence in something or someone...an Acceptance that a statement is true or something exists In Success: I have proven to myself, over and over again, that my work sells. That I am much better at marketing, and that with more effort I …
What You Made Me Feel (Blue-Eyed Johnny)
"I am just a memory, dead in the dust, gone like the wisp of smoke that curled from the tip of the gun that killed me..."
A “No” Blow to the Ego!
Did it hurt? No, of course not. (well, just a wee bit, maybe...) Oh, the joys of waiting to hear if you got the "Call". That's what we artists refer to when we apply for a chance to get into a show, or to paint a mural, or design a sculpture, etc. It's a process …
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