Completely inspired by these stunning colors! The pigments just work soo well together! 🌌 This is a slightly darker color pallet than what I normally work with but you must admit that the cell action is amazing😍
Thank goodness for @artisue_1 amazing gel and tint pigments 💁🏻
My artwork will be in the silent auction for Monarch Main Event 2017 hosted by Saint Edwards Parish Elementary School @theparishschoolatstedward at Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point @lagunacliffs. .
I am thrilled my children are a part of such an amazing school and I am excited to give back to Saint Edwards for being such a blessing to us. I am not only a promoter of Saint Edwards but of the arts and creativity. .
Early bird tickets are still available. Please follow the link in my bio for more information @lorilandryart .
I wanted to share again a little something about me: I'm an artist!!! Again, this story I'm going to tell you isn't shiny and flashy and full of success (and it doesn't really make me sound that great to be honest) but it's true, and I hope that it can encourage someone out there: A few years ago, I decided to quit my job as a server and start painting full time. I wanted to become a full time, successful artist. I was so determined. I believed all those lines that said "Never give up!!" "Don't quit on your dreams because you never know how close you are to achieving them!" "Hard work and determination are the keys to success," etc. In a nutshell, work, work, work until you get what you want! So I did! I painted for hours per day, every day, for a whole year. I went around to every local venue I could find to display my artwork. I exhibited my work at Art After Dark (a local, once a month art walk in our town) four times!! Do you know how much work it takes to hang and arrange your art in a business venue?! It's so hard!! Especially because half the time it's a coffee shop in the middle of the day and you're literally being watched by everyone around you and crawling around students and their laptops while you stressfully try to perfect your display!! In this entire, intense year of WORK, I had only 2 sales. There were so many tears. There was so much discouragement. So much disappointment and confusion. I knew I had these dreams inside my heart, but I didn't know why nothing was happening for me. Fast forward to today: here I am, years later, looking back on myself and this is what I see: there was a hand keeping that door closed and it was the Lords hand, and I have never been more grateful for closed doors. I wasn't ready. I wanted to be successful and rich and famous and make a name for myself for ME. I wanted to shine for ME. I'm not saying that money or fame or success are bad things. They are 100% gifts and blessings and good things. But my priorities were so wrong. During that time between then and now, I lost my sister. I lost my job, my home, my lifestyle, the things that made me feel comfortable and empowered, (continued in comments)