Much love and blessings!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
One of the the worst things that I do to myself, is that if I don't complete, or at least approve of something I've put down in an appropriate short period of time, I begin to believe that I don't have what it takes to be an artist. This is one of those raw and very tender aspects of myself that I do. Not. Like. We all have our issues (right? 0.0). I tend to be on the side of can't get out of my head... What's the actual expression?? Letting my thoughts get ahead of my actions, or messing up things (in everyday life as well) because I'm thinking about it too much.
That said, I've always never really wanted to draw out aging, because I could never get it right it seemed. But spending a couple of hours on Monday, glued to my chair, and many attempts later, I got this woman. And she isn't perfect (I'm still convinced the eyes need more work), but I'm a semi perfectionist, so putting this up doesn't absolutely freak me out.
Learn from mistakes, get feedback, don't trash anything you draw. How else will we learn?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
My family and I happen to be on a month long media fast (meaning not going into any media type site online, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, blogs... etc.) as you read this, it's a way of re-starting almost. And also it's giving us a better understanding of the good and sometimes not so good in any one of those non-physical interactions areas. Overall, it's great! But I'm sure I'm going to want to be done by the time this gets posted. I've scheduled a couple of posts, mostly for myself as I try not to overload on media the night before I sign out of everything. :)
Today I bring you this painting, that I did on the sub flooring in my new room. I hope no one ever takes this new flooring out (blood and tears, as is typical with any home renovations;) to find this little heroine, but if they do they will also find a large flower with a seven year olds name proudly painted by herself, and a tree with a potato shaped man under it, made by a little five year old boy. I wonder if it'll get even a glance, or maybe it'll get more? I kind of hope I never know:) But here it is, it's one little moment, last moment, before being completely covered.
Art is funny sometimes...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
But than as I kept trying to give the piece a little more dramatics and tension - I just couldn't put it down, simply for the fact that trying to just look at my hands awkwardly clasped infront of me, it's pretty much impossible to get that "experience" unless I've made serious note of a similar scene already. That's when actual other human beings become real good handy (ha! Don't judge me) subjects. Two football players that happen to be my live in brothers do very well.
Soon I hope to use this photo (plus the others) to make something out of that little seed of thought.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
There are SO many people in my life either in engagements or just married. It is just the season, and it's so exciting, but, with a wedding to be happening in the next few weeks, and the bride is my sister... I'm also freaking out a little bit. ;)
This was a card cover that I had the joy of sending up to Canada for a friends recent wedding day.
Happy Saturday to you!
Friday, January 3, 2014
On a more dramatic note, I think I'm allergic/have an intolerance for. … dum-dum-duuuum! ...chocolate.
My life is over.
Keep your children and chocolate near to you! And eat unsparingly!
... The chocolate. Do not, i repeat, do NOT eat children.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
You should search people who make a hobby of sketching/illustrating sermons, I can't remember this certain guy right now (brain all fuzzy for wanting to sleep), but it is really amazing to look at, and inspiring for me. That ability to right away translate what you are hearing onto paper in the form that anyone, no matter if there is a language barrier, can start to understand what that person speaking could have been taking about.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I'm hoping that by doing this I will feel less afraid of being afraid of my creativity. And that my creativity, the little things that come from my head, by the use of my hands, will start to get used to not being shut away in the dark, safe prisons of a sketchbook.
Thank you for being here, reading this.