CED # 48 posted. Oh, and also this little ol' piece. I am kind of feelin' it. Going to add just a little more color tomorrow, then it should be done. Time to sleep...busy day tomorrow!
So...I can make the work quicker that I can get motivated to mail it out.
Yeah, I know the 'Great Tree Giveaway' was in August.
There is a downside to creating large drawings, letting your friends tag them in a Facebook event and mailing them out...the actual making time to find boxes, write out labels and get to the post office part.
But...two packages are in the mail, one heading to CA and the other VA...more to be sent out soon... Enjoy your art, my friends.
To be continued...
So...lots unfinished...in the works...in my head...and sometimes I have to be okay with just letting it be unfinished...for now. For this night at least.
John informed me tonight that hearts weren't masculine. I beg to differ.
Actually, I don't. But at the time I did.
So...conference night = long day. Boy was I tired tonight, but I needed to get some work done. And I did.
Creative Every Day entry #46 is posted...as well as a small mixed media piece I finished when the conferences died down tonight. Graphite, micron pen and a little bit of watercolor. And back to the CED...these are steadily getting more and more embellished. Go figure, right?(shown in image below, left)
Another item on the agenda for the evening...a commissioned piece that I have been working on. (also shown below) I had tentatively drawn out the figure and then tonight I just threw a Hail Mary and picked up my brushes and started to paint.
It is such a weird feeling, painting. There is the initial feeling of stress from that blank white expanse of canvas. I mean, I am excited, but truthfuly, scared. It's only paint, I can always paint over it, I tell myself. Then, once I get started, and I get in a groove and things are working, the colors are mixing well...what a great feeling. Like wearing down the tip of a pencil at just the right angle when shading. Something clicks. I usually listen to music when I paint, but when it's quiet for a second I can hear the paintbrush on the canvas and it's a sound that I love.
Then...suddenly...one paint stoke too many, one color intense and the piece is getting overworked. Step back, stop painting, look. Think. Keep working. And then you get it back, and then you lose it. It is like a dance, sometimes I am leading, sometimes the painting leads.
And I sure do love to dance.
Roses...at school, started my day.
Piles of papers...the life of a Phd student.
Finally..a prospectus, my first one, in the mail.
Checkin' that off my 'to do' list.
(Ten other things to go.)
A portrait for the next ANE show and my CED Entry #44.
And that,friends, is my Monday, the day before Valentine's Day 2012.
Now...gotta get that commission done by Friday.
Busy day. Did a quick post when I got up this morning then went straight to drawing.... there was a mid-day break for a nap and spending time with my JV Cheerleaders...
...the big picture below is an envelope that is getting mailed out tomorrow with a prospectus for a show...my CED's for Feb 11-12...random zebra heels I am sparklin'...and that is it...now time to sleep so I will be ready to teach tomorrow.
I really need to get my Etsy site going...like...yesterday.
I don't really ever remember my dreams, but I just woke from a dream that was so real. The dream was confirmation for me to go forward with a project of larger proportion...and when I woke this song was in my head;
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...pink cowboy boots, bedazzled heart boxes...
started a sketch...
....finished my CED #41
...now headin' out to see the Avett Brothers...now that is my kind of day!
...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