The biggest news by far is that my husband, John, just graduated from his PhD program at Florida Atlantic University. It has been a long, hard journey but he is finally done and I am so amazed by him and this huge accomplishment. His mom was not physically here, she was definitely there in spirit watching over what was a perfect day with family. She would be so proud.
Late Wednesday night, I finished up my final piece in the April series. I still need to go back into the red triptych and add words written by my friend Gin, my muse and the inspiration behind the piece. For the last piece I attempted my own poetic words,
You elude me (painting)
but I will continue
in the pursuit
I am not quite finished with this series. I want to look at each piece again, add a little extra touch if needed, paint the sides, maybe some clear coat to protect the conte crayon scribbles. Part of my wants them to be more 'finished' (if that even exists) but part of me also wants the painting to have that essence of the day I made it. My daily pieces are very much a diary for me, at least in that I can remember what I was doing that day and what was going through my head when I made the piece.
Just for fun...I attempted to take a picture of all the pieces out in the hall...it is hard to see them all. I tried to set a timer to get a picture of my down the hall by the final painting just to show scale...but when I ran by the pieces...the air from me running by made them fall...liked painting-dominos. #artistproblems
...I gave up and just took a group photo of the works in the stairwell. This is all of my work from April 2014, with the exception of three paintings that I gave to our friend Justin in Nashville, TN.
...and now...the new series for May 2014. The suggested theme from the Creative Every Day site is 'Decoration', which immediately appealed to me. I thought of two of my favorite artists, Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt and my own love for embellishment...and it was a no brainer, this would be my theme for the month, too.
So here is the first piece. Pen on paper, Mucha-style hair, my style face, circle motif...and, per usual...no idea where this will go but I am excited to see the series emerge!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG