Ginnie Cappaert's Blog


Saturday, December 31, 2011

I am a very humble person. I do not like to brag. I am very grateful for everything in my life.

2011 was a very challenging year for many of us. Even though the economy and world seems to be in a bit of turmoil, I try to focus on the present in my 'little corner of the world' and I keep doing what I love to do. I had a very successful year with my artwork and I am very thankful to the galleries and collectors that have such faith in me. I sold twice as much art this year as last and owe it all to YOU!
That doesn't mean I am getting rich, just enjoying what I do - and having the guts to do it sure helps.
I don't want to re-cap the whole year, but I had some wonderful shows of my work, lots of time to paint and ponder and grow as an artist as well as some downtime to relax, do yoga, spend time with family, friends AND I got a lot of horse riding in, too! I am grateful for every moment of this year.
One biggie that happened in my art career was that I was 'discovered' by an art consultant in Wisconsin - who loved my work and presented it to Northwestern Mutual Insurance in Milwaukee - who loved my work and purchased 4 paintings for their collections.
I can't wait to see what 2012 brings . . .


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Found this 'tip' in the wonderful publication "Where Women Cook" and had to share it with you.
TIP: "Some people think that the life they want will just come their way and hopefully they'll be there ready and waiting for it. I believe wholeheartedly that nothing worth having comes your way by mere coincidence. You have to be open to the exploration of your passions and interests, creating the life you desire. You are the creator of your destiny. It all comes from within you, and you have to sustain it."

Thank you for sharing in my art path with me - Have a wonderful Holiday!!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Every artist has a process. Every step of the process has a purpose.
I am finding that my 'process' is taking longer, it seems there is more thought, more contemplation going into each and every layer, every stroke. This seems to be comforting and frustrating at the same time. I think it means that my work is diving into deeper meaning.
Yesterday I had a wonderful day, it was so nice to get out of the studio and do some hiking along the shores of Lake Superior, Marquette, with some artist friends. The sky was beautiful and the waves were crashing in, all thoughts embedded in my memory and soul, which will probably work their way into layers while I am working in the studio today.


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