a New Shift of Mind, But Wait :

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I hate being an artist.

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People always say when I mention I hate being an artist that I chose it. Of course I’d like to have my work remembered but it is a career that simply takes over. OK I let it and for me that was just what happened.  All or nothing.

I feel like I have donated my life, any type of sanitary , surroundings for  a life of artistic poverty. Needless to say this life, the artist’s dream, gave me the luxury of painting whatever I like, whether you like it or not. Too bad I didn’t guess right. Here’s the fun part, whining.
Randow negative thoughts: OO, They hate my work, Mother was right. I’m not good. Hey, it’s a depressing career. Some of us buy into it. Why? Do I like punishment? An excessive amount? Why?

Because I was diagnosed with depression. Pills, no thanks, I’d rather cry and I did.

Another DR. he saw a painting, many years later, changed my diagnosis to dysthymia. That’s where depression = happiness and the rest of your days are in deeper gloom.
So to ease my dreariness I  blog , paint and advocate for animals, draw scathing satirical pictures. Swear, and had my first temper tantrum.  Few see except for 73 fans in the universe. They are my stars

Well when I was in the hospital for pneumonia, I was reassessed by another  shrink. He walked in when I was practicing my one woman play with two characters, wearing a trench coat and bike helmet. He asked if I saw any bugs and I laughed. That did it.  I read my chart, I was now manic depressive. I had joined the ranks of the Greats.

I also like political satire and am good at it.  Almost 70, on my death bed, I can be good at everything.
Sorry ranting a bit.
barbara mann

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A week later, what a baby. boo hoo.

Please look at my galleries. Perhaps you ll find a small piece you like for your own wall. Modestly priced  to enhance my lung fund. Thank you.

Abstract petit Paintings from German Exhibition and After, May in Munich 2015

I only mention these pieces were before Germany thats when Christopher Durr told Leni he wanted a piece. What an honor. His gallery is one of he oldest in Munich. He has taken chances on many new upcoming artists who have become successful. He knows art and loves abstract painting. So when he choose this piece and wanted it with such determinism and glee, I knew I had to give it to him and get on with my life as an abstract artist.

Selling small drawings as I have a lot and would like to have others enjoy them. Seeking money for alternative lung cancer treatment So make an offer if you like, none rejected, Be fair and think about what you can. I haven’t found a treatment yet as an alternative to Chemo so any ideas would gladly be taken.

Thanks Barb

greene tree
greene tree
Life
Life

This picture was made after the trip.

Mr. Durr loved my Abstract Painting, inspired by Kandinsky.

when Mr. Durr loved an abstract, he really loved it. it flew out of my sketchpad and into his hand.
when Mr. Durr loved an abstract, he really loved it. it flew out of my sketchpad and into his hand.

Inspired by Kadinsky. This is similar but not the piece I gave to Mr. Durr.
Inspired by Kadinsky. This is similar but not the piece I gave to Mr. Durr..  What could I say but, it’s yours.
SAMSUNG CAMERA Mr. Durr asks to see my sketch book and he likes them.
SAMSUNG CAMERA Mr. Durr asks to see my sketch book and he likes them.
Christoper Durr Gallery in Munich.
Christoper Durr Gallery in Munich.
Lots of people peeked through the Window.
Lots of people peeked through the Window.

The writing here is not on the original piece but used as a water mark. Just make me and offer and it’s yours. 11×15″ watercolor on paper, contact me for price or make me an offer, I can’t refuse and it is yours..