Sunday, January 6, 2013

To Many More Years of Painting Your Joy...

Wow, hello 2013.

Five years ago, "Artwork by Anna Rose" was just a fledgling business. I would sit in my big empty studio with my head full of hopes and dreams, wondering what the future would bring. Being new to Dallas, I would venture shyly into galleries, and tell people I was an aspiring artist, but only if they asked. I would sit around and wait for phone calls or emails, and rejoice whenever I got a lead, no matter how unlikely it was that a job would come of it. Now, I'm extremely pleased to answer when someone asks me, "What do you do?" I'm an ARTIST. And I'm proud of it. And I do okay at it, but I work a lot harder now than I did when I first got started. What an amazing journey it has been! I shouldn't be surprised that my growth and maturity as a person has coincided with my growth as an artist. Like a pictorial diary, my paintings show every struggle and every little victory from this journey, and the studio is no longer empty, but filled to the brim with "journal entries" from my creative life.

Inevitably, the New Year always sets my mind spinning with grandiose thoughts of potential new paintings, and I dream even bigger than I did the year before. But dreams are just dreams, unless you are willing to actually make them a reality. That is my plan for 2013: make those dreams come to life, which means putting in the work, the hours, and the miles of canvas! I will continue to paint the things I love, painting my joy, and striving always to glorify God in my work. I hope to give each painting more feeling, more sensitivity, and more masterful brushwork than ever before. This is going to be a great year. Happy 2013, everyone. And if you are an artist also, happy painting! :-)


  1. Anna, You for sure will make your dreams a reality this year - your first painting for 2013 is a real dream for every artist:)

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