My studio is a lovely space with high ceilings and dormer windows that bring in lots of light. I am very blessed to have it. It is a space that any artist would love.
There is one issue with it, the large flat screen television that takes up an entire wall.
When my husband built my studio, I did not realize what I was doing when I offered to have the TV in there. I kept thinking about how clean my living room would be without the constant mess of the TV watchers. For some reason I just didn't put much thought into the fact that the studio was supposed to be my workspace. A place where creativity reigns and there are no distractions. Actually I don't know what I was thinking.
Today, as I was endeavoring to make art, I experienced a motivational speaker, golf, tennis, and finally a movie about clones. This is not mentioning the multiple commercials, and channel surfing.
The worst are the news channels, various political talk shows, sports talk shows and even a few reality shows. It makes for a very uninspiring atmosphere for creating fine art... Or really any type of art.
So, when you see the art I have made over the past several days, please be understanding of the fact that I am toiling away in extreme situations.
I hope you like my painting of a tennis player, holding a golf club while crying about the economic crisis.