Evenings in the Studio: Goals and Distractions This month we discuss setting goals and distractions. I think we got a bit distracted during this discussion By Elizabeth Robbins|2021-02-04T18:23:38-07:00February 4th, 2021|Evenings on the Patio, Free Tutorials|17 Comments Inspire a Friend to Paint! Choose your Platform FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Elizabeth Robbins Painter of Pretty Pictures. Trying to help others be inspired to paint. Related Posts Preview: Painting Pink and Red Violet Roses with Elizabeth Robbins Preview: Painting Pink and Red Violet Roses with Elizabeth Robbins Member Spotlight: Germaine De Luca Member Spotlight: Germaine De Luca Evenings on the Patio: Aug 2023 Evenings on the Patio: Aug 2023 Preview: Painting Turquoise Waters with Shanna Kunz Preview: Painting Turquoise Waters with Shanna Kunz Preview: Painting Daisies with Elizabeth Robbins Preview: Painting Daisies with Elizabeth Robbins 17 Comments Ginny Wake February 4, 2021 at 7:10 pmLog in to Reply I love you gals….you two are so “real”. Great discussion. Thank you both for everything you do for us on Inspired to Paint. Elizabeth Robbins February 4, 2021 at 8:43 pmLog in to Reply LOl, yes we are as real as it gets. Glad you liked the discussion Steven Mclean February 4, 2021 at 8:39 pmLog in to Reply Great video. Thanks for the talk. I find that I have no problem setting goals. I fail every time if I don’t create a plan. It needs to be a detailed plan and it needs to be grounded. I’m really looking forward to this month’s video. They both look amazing, I’m also super excited about the challenge. It really sucks about the comments on social media. There are some out there who just want to be critical about anything and everything. I love this site. The lessons and the subjects covered are everything I could hope for. The paintings are beautiful and inspirational. I need to apply myself a little better though. I have a canvas on my easel that’s been waiting all week on me to start my version of the dappled light lesson. So, today’s video is timely. Thanks. Elizabeth Robbins February 4, 2021 at 8:42 pmLog in to Reply We are so glad you liked it and are enjoying the course. Everything comes in time. I can go weeks without painting and then I’m a maniac. Terry Preisner February 5, 2021 at 11:41 amLog in to Reply I am very glad you were both able to see your family’s during the past year. I want to thank you both for your lessons, conversations & critiques. At some point I will be setting up a consultation with each of you this year. I can see the improvement in my landscapes thanks to your lessons. I struggled with my still life’s this past year. Your encouragement and listening to these conversations between you and Shanna helped me look inside and face some of my short comings. Thank you both. Happy New year Elizabeth Robbins February 5, 2021 at 5:28 pmLog in to Reply Thank you Terry. We appreciate you February 5, 2021 at 2:06 pmLog in to Reply What encouraging words, and stuff to think about! Thank you Shanna and Elizabeth. Are there more students from Europe or even from Germany! Haven’t seen somebody, yet? Hopefully we get out of that chaos soon, you know my everyday job is in a hospital, so it really was a hard year for us all. But I‘m sure we will all grow. So have a great weekend. See you… Elizabeth Robbins February 5, 2021 at 5:29 pmLog in to Reply Ingo we do have a few people from Europe I’m not too sure how many from Germany I’ll have to double check that and I’ll get back to you but thanks to the Internet it doesn’t matter where we live we can all connect together Kathy McFadden February 5, 2021 at 5:23 pmLog in to Reply So enjoyed your the patio talk. You are both so funny. Inspire to paint has been a life saver. Each month I look forward to the new lessons and paintings have not been disappointed. It has been so much fun having a painting buddy and support from the group. Looking forward to another great month of learning and painting. Thank you! Elizabeth Robbins February 5, 2021 at 5:29 pmLog in to Reply Thanks so much Kathy we are so impressed with all that you are doing Michelle Stanley-Morgan February 9, 2021 at 6:52 amLog in to Reply Hi Shanna and Liz, I just wanted to say how much I love these patio / fireside chats!! Firstly, I feel like you can see straight into my life and my head regarding distractions and goal setting :) so funny(!) thanks for the words of encouragement and the suggestions – I used to set goals a lot, but they’ve fallen by the wayside a bit lately – so this has given me the momentum (and kick up the butt) to really sit down and think about what I want to create in my life and my artwork. Secondly I wanted to say thank you for all that you’re doing. ITP makes my life better, your words about every time you pick up a paintbrush, everything else fades away, are so true. We’ve been in lockdown almost constantly since last March, except for about 2-3 months last summer. I live in a city, with a small park next door – which I’m incredibly grateful for – but we’re not able to travel except for essential work, so there’s no travelling to paint outdoors, to see and be in nature, or even to take photographs to paint from, so I appreciate so much the inspiration in the lessons and all the wonderful teaching. It’s also so lovely to have the groups – comments and feedback from like minded artists is wonderful and gives me such a lovely sense of connection to other artists, much needed at the moment! Thirdly, even without a lockdown, I’d be taking this course – it’s absolutely fantastic, and I appreciate so much all the great materials and resources that you both work so hard to provide. You girls make me laugh, you’re both so funny, are such great teachers, and are a wonderful tonic. One of these days maybe I’ll even be able to get on a plane and come see your beautiful country and some of your paintings for real! Thank you for everything :) Elizabeth Robbins February 9, 2021 at 9:48 amLog in to Reply Michelle, Thank you so much This mean the world to us to have this wonderful confirmation that we are doing good. We would love to have you come for a visit Diane Kotila February 9, 2021 at 12:45 pmLog in to Reply Thank you so much Shanna and Elizabeth, you are doing good in the world. As painters of realism we are a small community of souls that still look and wonder at the beauty in the world. We live in an age where the world is loosing those natural wonders we grew up with, perhaps what we put forth will communicate the precious times we lived in, where beauty and kindness where still attributes. Michelle Kerr February 16, 2021 at 10:49 pmLog in to Reply Thank you ladies for all you do. I honestly couldn’t hear the jets on my end. lol. I really appreciate both of you and your time and efforts into a wonderful instructional website that could cost so much more than what you offer all this information for. Your concept lessons are fabulous too. I’ll say it again. But thanks Covid for bringing you guys to us and getting back in to painting after being absent from it for 11 years. Be well ladies!! Elizabeth Robbins February 17, 2021 at 9:00 amLog in to Reply Thank you Michelle. I use a sound plug in when I edit the videos which does eliminate some of the room noise but we can sure hear the jets. We are so glad you a loving the course. We are putting our heart and soul into it. Lisa Spencer October 11, 2022 at 6:26 pmLog in to Reply Thank you for this uplifting video despite the planes rumble. Art is all that matters and beautiful friendships. I wish I had joined sooner so that I could have kept my distractions at bay. You both are very lovely. 🙏❤️😊 Elizabeth Robbins October 12, 2022 at 9:18 amLog in to Reply Thank you so much Lisa. It is great to have a good art friend that you can bound ideas off of. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.