Color Is Color

IMG_0605I don’t know why I bother painting my nails. Yes I do. I paint them because I love color. Color is beautiful. All colors. Even a vomit green. Beautiful.

I paint my nails, because I like the color and I like the meditation-ish feeling of applying nail polish. It’s fun.

Then I go paint something. And then it ruins my nails. Sometimes I actually get upset by that. Because they were pretty and now they’re a mess.

❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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Do What You Want To Do

You can do whatever you want to do. Yes, there are consequences to all actions, however, if you’re not physically or emotionally hurting someone… do what you want to do. Otherwise, the person you’re hurting is yourself.

Steve Jobs said it best when he said “everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you.” And it’s true. It’s SO true.

Want to build a rock wall in your living room? Build one!

Want to become an artist? Create something!

Want to run for president? Do it! (You can’t be any worse than our current administrator!)

The only thing stopping you from living the life you want is the expectation of others and I call BULLSHIT on those expectations. The only people who don’t want you to follow your dreams are the people who are too scared to follow their own.

❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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Win An Autographed Copy Of Fuck Off And Other Paintings!

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❤ Liz Kelly Zook

Should Your Friends Support You Even If They Do Not Like Your Art?

This is something that crosses my mind quite often. I’m the type of person that likes to “like” everything people post. But a lot of people aren’t. And I don’t think they’re actively trying not to like things. Maybe they just don’t think about it.

All of my friends know I’m an artist. (Strangers on the internet know I’m an artist!) They know it’s important for artists’ work to get seen, I’m sure. But can I fault them for not liking and sharing my work when I’m not actively following their real estate or human resource or social work careers? If a friend posts that they’re looking for work in a specific field, I’ll keep my eyes open for them. I like to be helpful and supportive, but I’m not normal.

What do you think? Should your friends support you even if they don’t like your art?

❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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Stepping Out

I did it. I stepped out of my comfort zone, just like I said I would. I used patterns and prints to add a bit of depth to my canvas. And there were flamingos and pineapples involved just like I said there would be…

RuPaul is definitely my favorite of the four. I can see how adding pattern easily creates more for the eye to take in. It wasn’t easy, but I did collage these prints in. Next time I’m going to try painting in some patterns instead. I did really enjoy this experiment, but I think I’m going to stick with simple for the most part.

❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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Fuck Off And Other Paintings

“Fuck Off And Other Paintings” is my new coffee table art book!

It has 38 full color pages in a paperback cover. It’s 8.5″ by 8.5″ and about an eighth of an inch thick.

The backs of the pages are blank so that you can hang the pictures as prints or write on the back and send them as letters. The pages are pretty thick, too.

You can get the new book here, but if you want a signed copy you can order it through my website. A signed copy will cost extra, because it will have to be shipped to me to sign and then shipped to you. Processing will also take longer, but I’d be happy to do it for you!

❤ Liz Kelly Zook

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