Great Time at Falling Leaves

Great Time at Falling Leaves

This is a very short post just to say thank you to all who came out to visit me at the Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour! For those who were not able to come, thank you for your encouraging words and support of my art career.

From the beautiful weather to the great turnout, to the excellent hospitality of the hosting studio and artist, Ron La Blanc, I had a great time at the tour. I sold several prints and made contacts for future art commissions. But the best part of all was the in-depth spiritual conversations I had with folks over a cup of hot cider while viewing my artwork.

Next year , I plan on having a greater selection of prints available as well as originals. To do that, I will need to set more clearly defined goals that keep me on track all year long, complete with a production schedule of artwork. Custom art commissions are always incredibly welcome, and I thank God for them since they provide a more guaranteed income enabling me to continue to produce art, but they can leave me with less time than I’d like to create my own ideas–typically, narrative art with an inspirational, encouraging message.

Artist Matt Philleo's prints at the Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour, Augusta, WI

Artist Matt Philleo’s prints at the Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour, Augusta, WI

But that means I just need to use my time more efficiently so that I can fit both originals and commissioned work into my schedule. One of the resources that is great for keeping a guy on track, regardless of their profession, is blogger and author Michael Hyatt’s Ideal Week. In it, he shows how to block your time out on a weekly basis for maximum effectiveness. I’ve got mine all filled out, and now it’s just a matter of implementation!

Well, the autumn colors are steadily growing in brilliance. Get out and enjoy God’s creation and discover new sources of inspiration!

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"I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands."

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"Inscribed," Pencil on Paper, by Matt Philleo

One day, when I was discouraged I read a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah, 49:15-16, where it says, "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands." This verse brought such encouragement, that I created this original work of art to share the incredible love of God with others, including you!

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  1. Great to see you had good turnout. Is that autumn leaves photo from this year? Leaves already changing color? Nice!

    I like that suggestion of the ideal week blocking, as long as you allow yourself a bit of flexibility so you don’t get disappointed when you can’t match your plan.

    You know what they say… a plan is just a list of things that aren’t going to happen. 🙂

    • Matt Philleo

      Hi Pete, most of the trees are still green in this part of WI, but some of the maples are turning. Yes, it was a good turnout. Cool weather but sunny, so that was nice. The Ideal Week is called “ideal” because it is…an ideal. It’s something to shoot for. If you end up hitting even half of your goals, it’s probably more than your would have gotten without having any goals. But you know me, I’m no expert on goal setting. Trying to get better at it though!


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