I’ve been making a lot of new progress on my current painting in the In Our Veins series. The first rough layer of paint is done and I’ve been building color and adding detail to the background. It is an acrylic on canvas, 8″ wide by 10″ high. I’ll be featuring the finished piece in my next newsletter, which you can receive here: http://amyguidry.com/contact.html.
My work was recently selected for inclusion in the latest edition of Dialogist, a quarterly journal of art and poetry. Works from my In Our Veins series are featured in the current edition, Volume I, Issue IV. View the feature online on the Dialogist site here: http://dialogist.org/v1i4-amy-guidry.
The latest finished painting to my In Our Veins series is now online. The piece is titled Conscience and it is an acrylic on canvas, 8″ wide by 6″ high. It was featured in my latest newsletter, which you can receive monthly by signing up here: http://amyguidry.com/contact.html. View the painting online here: http://amyguidry.com/conscience.html.
More progress on my new painting. The first layer of paint has been roughed in and I’ve started adding more color and detail to the tree in the background. It is an acrylic on canvas, 8″ wide by 10″ high. More details soon, in the meantime view more of the In Our Veins series online here: http://amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
I have a new painting currently in progress. This piece will be the latest addition to my In Our Veins series. The background is fairly complex and won’t be what you’d expect either. This is the original sketch on canvas, outlining the tiger and giving a very basic outline for the background. The size is 8″ wide by 10″ high. More details to be posted soon!
I’m a list-maker, so when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I already have a list at any given time. I’m constantly thinking of things I want to accomplish or improve. My lists get overgrown, they’re illegible, and I use the new year as an opportunity to purge those lists and rewrite them into something slightly more legible. With that said, there are several guidelines that have always helped me reach goals and regardless of your personal plan, can come in handy. So here’s what I’ve picked up over the years from various sources and my own personal experience:
Have a clear vision of what it is you want
Tell people about your goal- it keeps you accountable- you’ll be more willing to accomplish it when everyone is watching
List in detail steps and a strategy for getting what you envisioned
Set deadlines- literally put it on your calendar that you will accomplish something on a certain date and follow through
Have passion for what you are doing- you have to be truly excited about what you are doing or want to accomplish
Be flexible- if something doesn’t work out, alter your plan to make it happen
Be willing to take risks and get out of your comfort zone
Surround yourself with positive people
Prioritize your goals into high priority, medium, and low
Be proactive but maintain balance in other areas of your life