Lynn Ricci's Musings

Unemployment Offers New Opportunities to Create March 15, 2016 16:56

I'm officially unemployed. It took me awhile to come to that conclusion since I seem busier than ever - but, "officially" I am unemployed. Which brings me to a little problem . . . I'm enjoying being unemployed.

Chatham On My Mind May 28, 2014 08:30

Chatham fish pier, Aunt Lydia's cove, Chatham MA

Chatham Fish Market

I read a book once by Peter Mayle, A Year in Provence, and loved one line in the book that went something like: We saw the house in the afternoon, and by dinner we had mentally moved in.  That feeling was something like when I went to Chatham for the first time.  After my first afternoon, I knew this was where I wanted to summer, own a cottage, and it became in a blink of an eye my "happy place".

I just finished this larger canvas (24x36) of the Chatham Fish Market and was pleased with it.  Now I just need a house in Chatham to hang it in!  Actually, I may approach some galleries in Chatham this summer and see if I can get some of my work placed -- but that always seems so daunting as a few have turned me away before - or made comments such as, 'well, we like to show "local" artists'. Eventually, I tell myself, since I have already mentally moved there.


Toes in the Sand, Head in the Clouds July 06, 2013 10:20

[caption id="attachment_13" align="alignright" width="300"]IMG_0294 Chatham Bars Inn Gazebo, Chatham, MA[/caption] Over the years I have had places online where I could direct people to my artwork - mostly family and friends.  I never really put the time and energy into building my online portfolio, yet somehow I was able to actually sell some of my work, take commissions, and attend a few local art fairs.  This is a bigger leap for me - a more visible way to share my completed work and, as sometimes happens with artists, a way to motivate me to continue to produce. Today I am planning to start a new painting.  I pulled together photos from my last visit to Chatham, MA . . . my favorite place. Chatham, and the ocean in general, have always been an inspiration for me . . . a place where I am happy, relaxed and my mind can wander creatively.  I guess it's no wonder then that I enjoy painting the ocean, our great New England lighthouses, and of course the place where I want to be right now with my canvas . . . Chatham. I will start posting some of my work and will continue to add over the next few weeks until I find my way back to the beach, get my toes in the sand and my head in the clouds.