Check out the mural in progress that I am working on with the Coordination Studio and Bonedale Ballet. It is a set design for their upcoming story ballet Dancers and Dinosaurs on June 4 and 5. It has been a really fun community project with lots of amazing volunteers helping out each week.
This is a sketch that I am working on for a painting idea. Came to me when I was in Los Angeles. Using the power lines to dry the clothes. A little modern day irony.
I have to share these paintings in conjunction with my writing on procrastination because these are what that piece is all about. I was commissioned to paint these two years ago in May and February respectively. I knew they wouldn't take me too long to do and I priced them accordingly.
And then other projects came up. . . Then I had put them off for almost a year and I felt guilty every time I thought about them so working on them meant moving that guilt to the forefront of my mind and facing it. Also not something that felt comfortable. So I just didn't do them. For two years. And when I finally set a goal to finish them by the end of April, I realized how silly it had been. They took me approx 6 hours to finish both commissions. And when I think back on the hours and hours and hours of turmoil and pain I put myself through, it seems like a really funny kind of psychosis. Anyway, lesson learned, I hope.
Eliza Rogan is a muralist, painter, and illustrator. She travels coast to coast with her musician husband, Josh Rogan in their 1962 Airstream Trailer. These are the stories of their adventures, the people you meet along the way, and the challenges of being an artist.