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Beating out the sad.

I get into a cycle of shame when I try to beat myself out of sad and into gratitude. Constantly need to relearn that each feeling has its place, and needs to be felt. It can’t be beaten out of me with gratitude.

Painting with lots of colour helps me to keep going. The not-good-enough story is working hard to perpetuate itself today. I need to get under the sun.

I want you to have this painting. Make me an offer. ❤️

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I am Safe (Pay what you want)

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PLEASE SHARE! It’s ‪#‎tbt‬ and time to PAY WHAT YOU WANT!
 
The other day, someone said, “It must be hard to let your babies [paintings] go, and I responded that I don’t consider them to be my babies. Once I have created them, I allow them to go out into the world, to become part of someone else’s world; I am not attached to them in a clinging way. The day after this conversation, I read this in Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”:
 
“Your creative work is not your baby; if anything, you are its baby. Everything I have ever written has brought me into being. Every project has matured me in a different way. I am who I am today precisely because of what I have made and what it has made me into. Creativity has hand-raised me and forged me into an adult.”
 
However, I do have my favourites – there are some paintings I wish to keep around a little longer, or to be able to visit once in awhile. This is one of them. I feel especially happy about finding a new home for these favourites of mine.
 
1. Today only, send me a message telling me about attachment, and how it has hindered or helped you.
 
2. What is your offer? (Shipping and handling are extra).
 
3. I will contact you tomorrow!
 
“I am Safe”, watercolour and ink on paper, 4″ x 6″, May, 2011.

Pay What You Want!

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It’s #tbt and time to PAY WHAT YOU WANT!

I used to feel there was something missing from my art – the feeling of wild, carefree fun and play. Now I can see that it’s not so much that there was something lacking, but that I just hadn’t tapped into it yet. My older paintings show another side of me: the controlled, organized, methodical nature in me, but I think the colours give a hint to my other parts.

1. Today only, send me a message telling me about how you have changed in the past four years.

2. What is your offer? (Shipping and handling are extra).

3. I will contact you tomorrow!

“New Day”, acrylic on paper, 18 x 26 cm, Feb. 2010.

Art Rentals!

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***RENT ART!***

Not ready to purchase a painting? Want to make sure it’s a good fit for you first? Art rental is now available!

Awesome, colourful and fun art for your office, home, or business (no more run-of-the-mill dull art)!
Feel good about supporting a local artist!
Rental rates are calculated at 5% of the purchase price for the artwork.
Minimum $15/month, 90-day term.
Swap the painting for a different one for some variety!
Best of all, the entire cost of your rental can be applied toward your purchase of a painting!

Contact me for a quote.

Tons of New Cards!

I’ve listed tons of new cards in the shop! They are all blank inside and perfect for any occasion!

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Sale!

  

“My Secret Garden”, 12″ x 12″ 

Today only: half price OR get two free prints with purchase. Because summer. 

❤ Bel

Rainbow Fiddle!

I recently painted a 1913 fiddle for an upcoming online auction and exhibit at the Sweet on Fiddlin’ show at the Ironwood Stage and Grill. It’s a great change of pace from flat canvas!

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Sanding away the shiny, perfect surface of the fiddle.. yikes!

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I’m really happy with the final result! For tickets to see this and other fiddle art at the Sweet on Fiddlin’ show, click here.

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The trees never ask for attention.

If you read yesterday’s post, then you know there were lots of tears, and lots of feeling. After writing that post, I painted this painting, also with many tears.

"The Trees never ask for attention", 20" x 20" $560

“The Trees never ask for attention”, 20″ x 20″ $560

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Style and the City – I’m in the Calgary Herald!

Artist Belinda Fireman shows her style in the basement studio of her  Calgary home . She is wearing a vest by local artist Viva Felt, a red leather cuff by Fehu, a shirt by Nally and Millie, Gap jeans, homemade knit leg warmers and Naot shoes.

photo by Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald

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photo by Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald

So excited to be featured in the Calgary Herald today!

http://calgaryherald.com/life/fashion-beauty/style-and-the-city-fashion-free-spirit-belinda-fireman

Art Battle!

I had a blast at art battle last night, at HiFi Club in Calgary. It was as much fun as the last few times I tried – great music, lots of people, super-intense energy! I will definitely do this again! One day I want to compete in the national competition! 🙂

Round One… I won!

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Round 2: Congrats to the winner, Michael!

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To read about my past art battles, click here.