It can be lonely making art all day and sometimes I can talk myself into, well, just not doing it for one reason or another. Mostly because it's not saving lives or curing cancer and I'm hungry and I have lots of laundry to do. But something that helps me keep productive is positive feedback from others. Here are some of the amazing things people say to me about my art. I hang on to these, they are like floats when I'm sinking!
♦ "Love your birds , somehow you have connected with my soul with your art. Thanks from the bottom of mine!"
♦ "I love Stacked Elephants! I would even use this in my kiddo's room. I just love it! Great work Ms. Judy Paul! Pretty soon every room in my home will have a piece of your art!"
♦ "This is my favorite one. The love for birds came from my mom who passed away 3 years ago. Thank you Judy for sharing your talent with us."
♦ "Wanted to let you know that my City Bird and Receiving Light prints just arrived this morning! I did in fact jump right up on the bed to hang them.They look better than I imagined they would and are perfect with the rest of the decor, though now my boyfriend says we need to buy a new house with higher ceilings to better suit our new art! I was pleasantly surprised to see that they are even 'signed'. If ever I'm in Texas, I'll have to check out a few galleries so I can bask in the glory of the real thing! If I had even an ounce of artistic talent, they are exactly what I would have wanted to make myself, so thanks again for sharing your gift with those of us lacking!"
♦ "I love everything you make...even your daughter, ha ha! As soon as Matt and I move back to Austin we fully intend to invest in more Judy Paul."
♦ "I live in a neighborhood with the canopy of old silver maples that when you walk under them this picture is what you see. And yes, it is hard to choose, but this one really struck me immediately."
♦ "Bought this print on my anniversary while enjoying mexican martinis at Trudy's! Currently painting a wall to match it. So glad to have found you here!"
♦ "Your work is amazing. Fantastic and so very meaningful."
♦ "I discovered your work when I was down in Austin for a conference. I was at a local art/design store admiring your prints there when the store manager said to me, 'there's actually a raffle for two of her prints!' So I entered and won the 44x22 print of Town Park Trees. It is so beautiful... I love it immensely!! Everyone that I invite into my sacred space always admires it with equal enthusiasm too!"
♦ "Gosh, I think I love this more. It reminds me of all the wine we drank together in Austin. ha ha. Really excellent."
♦ "Judy, I'm in Toronto, Canada - your paintings are stunningly beautiful, so creative, stylized and artistic - I love them all but I'm a big sunflowers fan - they remind me of Tuscany and Hungary."
♦ "I love that the longer you look at your pictures the more you find, your use of layers is fascinating love the elephant with the trunk up , my grandma always said they were good luck."
♦ "Thanks for sharing your vision. It makes my heart smile."
♦ "This is really beautiful...and would look magical in my living room."
♦ "Don't know why this makes me think of England but as an English woman, I love it. Gorgeous!"
♦ "You are so talented, your Lucky in Love pieces are just beautiful! I wish I could afford the real pieces, but for now I am going to settle and buy the prints, I just must have them. You are truly blessed with the gift of art."
♦"This is such a relaxing piece of art work. It screams peace, but in a relaxing way."
♦ "Judy, I love this one too... something about the nuances and the 2 birds - the muted colors and collage effect - fantastic!"
♦ "Yes, I love this one too. As we recently moved to Nanaimo B.C. (across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver) Canada, where it rains a lot, this one is perfect. I love rain!"
♦ "This one just totally brought to mind a fave scripture of mine...'and the truth shall set you free' this would look so beautiful on my wall."
♦ "I have just recently discovered your art and I just wanted to tell you that I find it inspiring and uplifting. I watched your 'My Studio Today' clips on You Tube, and you are just so sweet and down to earth! I was wondering if you were going to do anymore contests on your Facebook page, I would LOVE a chance to win a piece of your work. Thank you."
♦ "Received my small Tree of Life print, which you so generously sent. Thank you so much! I had company when the mail arrived, and everyone admired the image. Inspiring!"