So I am a sucker sometimes for containers. If they are unusual, then I will consider purchasing them. So this is an ink bottle, and it is full of black ink. I don't use ink all that much, but the bottle drew me in when I saw it. You, too, can purchase one at Art Supply Warehouse for $7 or less if you act soon and have the current coupon. I really like seeing the bottle sit on my table. Silly, isn't it?
I have also come across an article about what makes people successful in their chosen careers. Of course, artists are not profiled and a portion of this article suggests just what artists have known all along. Actually, I was reading it when I remembered a story I read from a source I cannot put my hands on now (if you know it, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due). A professor of art teaching a pottery class at an American University decided to divide his class in two parts. Those students in one half of the class would receive an A if they could create the perfect pot by the end of the semester. The students in the other half of the class would receive their grade based on the quantity of pots they produced during the semester. As you might guess the "perfect" pot came from the students who also produced the greatest number of pots in the semester.
I do not get nearly the quantity of time in my studio I would like, because there are so many people who depend on me. Maybe I should spend time at night painting. Do you feel you get as much time as you would like in your studio?
Everyone have a beautiful day.