This Saturday Color Squad will be holding an opening reception for their spring show here at Creative Action. This is a show of work our teens have completed outside of the collective, and displays the range of talent of our teen artists. Please stop by if you can #teens#atx#atxart#colorsquad#creativeaction
I see the good in you.
See the good in you♡
Been doodling this a lot, lately and been making it a person mantra. A reminder to look for the strengths in others and myself♡
I love you
Show others love, y'all
Just getting started on this new piece, felt like it was time to throw some major color back into my life. “If I could tell you about red I would sing to you of fire sweet like cherries burning like cinnamon smelling like a rose in the sun.
Dixie Dawn Miller Goode
This bright and vibrant beauty is up on my website right now!
8" x 8" stretched canvas
Last week, I began experimenting different ways to use alcohol inks and I came across a new technique completely on accident! It creates such depth and I'm in love! ✨
Now at @yarddogart: Small, Smaller, Smallest - a show of small paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by @deborahmersky, @juliepaschkis, and Joe Max Emminger. Opening reception this Saturday, 1/27, 7-9pm.
The final day of #21daysinmyartworld is BIG DREAM. I should say out the gate: I don’t tend to dream in the standard direction. It seems like we’re taught as kids to pick a dream and then execute as best we can. For me it’s always been the other way: Executing lots of stuff to figure out the dream. I like that approach because picking dreams is a risky business. It’s easy to pick something you think is your dream, but really it’s your family’s dream, or your partners dream, a dream that seems popular, or will make you lots of $$. Then you get success at that dream and you realize you don’t like that thing very much at all. (I can speak from experience). One of my fave quotes is by Bill Watterson: “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’ll know when I get there.” I love that. It’s served me. I have found tackling big dreams that way makes it easier to put the right organ in the driver seat: Our hearts. ***
Case in point I don’t have an explicit dream. I didn’t set out to illustrate coloring books or coloring style murals, and yet here we are... and I’m supremely happy. As I feel my way forward though, I can definitely identify what my intuition wants. Last November I had the privilege of presenting on coloring books at the Texas Art Education Association conference. You probably can’t tell from my IG... but I love to talk 😉After the session I was glowing. I miss education. I had presented with a former UT professor. He looked at me and said: “You’re a natural teacher.” That meant a lot to me. For the past 3 years I’ve succeeded at working for myself, but on the daily? On the daily I feel like that new kid in school. I’m NOT natural at biz y’all. I’m learning as I go and it’s hysterical. In teacher pants though: I feel like I’m home. My big dream going forward is to expand what I’m doing with Austin Coloring so I can partner with education groups and the community. I don’t know what that will look like, but I’m throwing stuff against the wall until I realize I’ve arrived. ***
Thanks for following along these past 21 days. I’ve gotten a kick out of it!
Current high bid from @hokenstein : A Crosley Stack-o-Matic record player. Immediate vinyl needs I’ll be looking for to relive my childhood family dance contests... Barbra Streisand’s Broadway Album, “The Jazz Singer” Soundtrack, Billy Joel’s 52nd Street, “Cats” Original Broadway Soundtrack, “The Big Chill” Soundtrack, and anything by Anne Murray, James Taylor, Brush Arbor, and Paul Simon. #ArterBarter#atxart#barter#trade#stackomatic#vinylart#crosleyrecordplayer#vinylplaylist