Saturday, April 27, 2013

Now Showing in...WEST Austin Studio Tour

Bella Diva, 20x24" oil by S'zanne Reynolds

For the second consecutive year, the city of Austin is featuring the galleries and studios of artists west of IH-35 in the "WEST Austin Studio Tour".  Number 12 on the tour, I am showcased with 40 other artists at the Austin Art Space Gallery; you can download a studio tour map online.

Stop by and see us 

Saturdays and Sundays, April 27-28 and May 4-5,
11am to 6pm

There will be refreshment and live music. Details below.

See you there!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Art Wars

"Deep Drink", digital print by S'zanne Reynolds

 This came across my inbox today. It's from one of my favorite authors, Steven Pressfield from his book, "The War of Art". Be sure to pick up a copy, whether you are a creative or not, it will change your life!

"This is the other secret that real artists know and wannabe writers don't. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete."

Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That's why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there'd be no Resistance."

"Are you paralyzed with fear? That's a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it."

- Steven Pressfield