Sunday, December 27, 2009

Art Blog: HELP From My Friends?

“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends”
With A Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles

OK. Where do I start? I got this idea. I wanted to have a series of online art shows during 2010. I created the Git Outta My Face website. I put up a prospectus. It pretty much went unnoticed. I was bummed out but I am not a quitter. I am trying it again. I am promoting it in a different way. The new deadline is January 15, 2010. It costs nothing to submit your work.

PLEASE participate or help me find artists who are interested!

My motivation is simple. I want to have five online shows with different themes during the coming year. I think it would be fun. It offers artists another place to show their work. Since each artist will have their own exhibition page with their information, it will offer a way for viewers to be redirected to the artist’s websites. Also, the shows will allow artists to meet new, unfamiliar artists.

Now here comes the “help from my friends” part. I need help promoting the first show “GO AWAY!” I am trying to do something for artists, but I can’t do it alone. This is why I am asking for help from you, my friends. If you have a blog, use Twitter, Facebook, or any other online forums, I would appreciate it if you would mention the show and encourage artists to participate. I would really appreciate any and all help from any of you. I am trying to do something positive and fun for artists. I think this is a win/win situation.

Click on pic to go to Git Outta My Face website and get the prospectus! If you have ANY questions, email me at
Thanks SO MUCH in advance to all who help me with this! :-)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Art Blog: WISDOM

Main Entry: wis•dom
Pronunciation: \ˈwiz-dəm\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wīsdōm, from wīs wise
1 a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight c : good sense : judgment d : generally accepted belief
2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3 : the teachings of the ancient wise men
synonyms see: SENSE

You will get through this Sheree. I feel like I am being beaten with a stick right now. However, I am a true believer hard times bring new insights and life lessons. This is one of the most difficult times of my entire life. That is saying a lot because I have had some weird, difficult years! I can’t remember ever feeling like this. If I can sleep, I have nightmares. When I wake up, I am shaking literally. I feel like I am being chased by dragons and demons.

Thank the UNIVERSE for my art life. Come to think of it, I think ART has gotten me through a whole bunch of turmoil through the years. As I reflect on the last six months, another thing has occurred to me. I have been such a lucky girl in the past. I have always had so many WISE people surrounding me. I have been fortunate to be given the gift of wisdom from many of those who have passed through my life. I looked up the word wisdom and got a chuckle. I love the last line:
“synonyms see: SENSE”
That is what is missing in my life right now. Nothing makes sense. Yet I know from the wise ones I have known everything happens for a reason. Soon, I will look back at all this and it will make sense.

One of the most important things I have learned with time is nobody can make me do anything I don’t want to do. What I do and the kind of life I have is my choice. I need to remember that. Being fortunate to have all my wise mentors, I realize I have assimilated many traits of wisdom.

Now is the time I need to use them.

“You Can’t Make Me”
"Misbehaviorists Series"
Sheree Rensel
Acrylic on Canvas
8” X 10”
Click pic for detail view

Thursday, December 3, 2009


A Challenge For Artists

OK. Here it is. This is a CALL FOR ARTISTS! Please submit your work for this "GO AWAY" online show. It is the first of five that will be featured during 2010 on the "GIT OUTTA MY FACE" website.

You are welcome to participate. Please spread the word.

Click pic to go to the website and SUBMIT your work!