I came back from 6 months in Hong Kong, and I could not wait to take these paintings down and add to them. I had been thinking about it for ages. I added some Japanese paper that I bought in Tokyo, a red fish motif, and lots of liquid color. I love how it livened these pieces up. Now my dining room is vibrant and fun!
I have recently started selling my artwork, which is exciting and super encouraging! There is great joy in knowing that someone else loves something I made. Who wouldn't feel happy about that?! However, I feel like a little piece of me is being sent off when someone walks away with a painting. I see my heart and soul go out the door! But, I know that the person giving my artwork a new home has connected with it in some way. They hopefully feel a bit of what I was feeling when I created it. I like to think that happiness and peace and love flow out of these paintings every time they are looked at. I love creating. I also love giving! There is nothing quite like being able to give to someone else and be the answer to a need or the solution to a problem. That is why my husband and I set up the Pflug Family Giving Fund. It is a donor advised fund that is managed by the National Christian Foundation. (NCF) By depositing proceeds from artwork sales directly into the fund, I am able to increase our giving by almost 50%! We can then request grants to be sent out to any charity or ministry that we want to support. It is pretty awesome! So I get double the benefit- the thrill of selling a painting, and the joy of spreading the blessing to others. I hope that my buyers will be inspired to live generously....it really can change your life!
I recently had a lot of fun painting four panels that were 3 feet square each. I hung them on the other side of my dining room, opposite the art deco designs I did last spring. It is totally different as these pieces are not structured at all. They are textured and bright. I painted them in a certain order so it looked like ribbons flowing across all four canvases. Then once they were hung, I decided to swap them around and flip some upside down. Then I was happy! A little disorder can be a good thing. :)
I recently got inspired to paint three new pieces for a specific window, namely The Westport Pizzeria! There was a slight misunderstanding, and they weren't given an artist for Art About Town, our local art show here in Westport. So, I had the chance to put my art in the window and instead of choosing from things I had alreaded painted, I made some new ones!