Where far art thou, Gypsy Lady?

I know, she isn’t actually asking where he is, but go with it.

I have taken a couple more artventures, unfortunately, I haven’t had time to edit the photos. Equally as unfortunate, by “have time” I mean, I really hate editing photos so I avoid it.

I’m still in the Land Of Lincoln. It turns out I’m back to chillin’ with the Grams and Step-Grandpa, at least part-time every day. She doesn’t need nearly as much care as she did, but she can’t cook. She’s on oxygen with a gas stove/oven. Because of this, the artventures will be put on hold.

I’m doing another 30 in 30 challenge, but you can only find it on Facebook for now.

What else am I doing? I am itching to overhaul this website. I’m listening to many a podcast and scouring Instagram for more and more artists.

While I am bummed I didn’t make it to Montana for the third year in a row, I must say, even with the craziness of dealing with a slightly demented old man and an adorable, yet contrary elderly lady, I’m really happy and focused.  I have a game plan and nothing makes me happier than having a plan. Except implementing it, of course.

I’ve been adding work to dailypaintworks.com and my little boy and dog painting was a pick of the day. One of my latest paintings was an auction pick. Things seem to be dominoing elsewhere as well. It’s the little things. I feel like I’m finally attracting good things. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s not a bunch of problems piled on top of each other either. It could all change tomorrow so I’m enjoying it while I can.

Speaking of the boy and dog painting, it already sold at the gallery. I really feel I should have priced it a bit higher considering how fast it sold and the level of interest. I’m not complaining though. I’m really excited someone loved it and got a good deal on it.

I have a couple of large projects in the works. I’ll get started on them after the 30 days. I’m very excited about them and they are as far from cute animals as one can get.  There will still be cute animals, don’t worry.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about the direction in which I want to take this blog.

I’d love to be an “expert” and have a really professional blog. I’d be really proud of gathering a following and adding something of value to the internet. The truth is, it takes the fun out of it. Trying to come up with topics which get attention or educate.  I like doing them once in awhile, but as you can see, if that is my main goal, I just stop blogging.

It’s not me, not all the time anyway. I’d much rather behave like this is my private sketchbook or letters to friends than some know-it-all blog. It’s just how I deal with issues. I don’t know the answers most of the time so forcing it isn’t natural.

That being said, I do occasionally like writing informative posts. We’ll see what I come up with.


About Elisha

Elisha Dasenbrock is an award winning, international watercolor artist. She paints with a limited palette on claybord. Dasenbrock graduated from the American Academy of Art in 2009 and has been painting professionally ever since.