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How to Make an Artist Smile?

I just finished another vinyl record painting for my show next month at the Sierra Club here in Albuquerque. I made a shortened time lapse video for it, started about half way through. Once again, the music is an original composition by my husband, Aaron M. Lewis. I have 3 more to finish by the end of July. The new records won’t be available for purchase until the show, but you can see more of my record paintings on my WEBSITE.

I am gearing up for a Summer Art Clearance Sale this week. I’m putting up special pages on my website for the sale and there is only one way you can get that special link. Go to my website, www.PaulaManningLewis.com, and sign up on my email list. The sale will run through the rest of the Summer, but sign up now! There will be original paintings, prints, coloring books, art pillows and dolls. I’m clearing out the studio to make room for new work. I don’t have enough storage space to keep everything. Everything on sale will be 50% off!

This past Saturday was the reception for my mural painting at Sandy and Jeff’s house. Not a lot of people showed up, but one couple has told me they want a mural at their house too. That was just enough to make me smile! Hoping to get started on that one after I get everything done for the August show. Once it cools off a little! Stay tuned for more on that! πŸ™‚

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Moving the Studio, AGAIN!

Me in my new, smaller office/painting studio

So, I hope to get back to a more regular schedule of blogging very, very soon! Things have been changing in my world, again, and I am currently working on getting my new studios set up and ready to work in. Can’t remember if I mentioned it here on my site before, but we have given up the big upstairs gallery space here at Chroma Studios. This meant moving my painting/framing studio and office downstairs. The past couple of days I have been working on unpacking and organizing my new space. This has not been an easy task as with this move I have had to step down into two smaller rooms from the 3 larger rooms I had upstairs. I’ve had much smaller spaces in the past, so I know it can be done, it just takes a bit more time that usual since I have to get rid of things and try to compress all my supplies, furniture and tools into less space. In reality, I like having a smaller space, it feels cozy, more comfortable for some reason. This is turning into what I think will be a great move for us. There will be much less maintenance and cleaning to do as well as less gallery work, leaving me more time for my own art. This is very important to me. I’ve heard so many stories of artists opening galleries and then giving up their art because the gallery takes so much time. I’m just NOT willing to give up my art! I am an artist, first and foremost, and I am excited about getting back to daily painting. So, guess I should cut this post short so I can get my studio in order and get back to painting! Stay tuned for more regular blog posts and LOTS of new art!!