So...I am back. Blogging I mean. I have been posting everyday to my Instagram account and FB art page...but as for sitting down and writing and posting final pictures of my daily works...not so much.
I started a new job.
I got really stressed, and truthfully...a little...okay, alot down.
I realized I have a hard time with too much change all at once.
And then I started to feel a little better...and then I felt worse, and then I didn't feel much at all. Those closest to me can tell you that August was at times a very dark month for me. But I held on to my art, making a piece or at least starting a piece each day and now it is calming down a little bit, my art and those close to me helping me back to the light.
As for the move...I am beginning to feel a little better about it all, trying to enjoy the new place where we live while getting used to it at the same time. I do love to go on the roof and look around, you can see for miles, all the tall buildings by the beaches, the downtown area here, the art park, the airport and every once in a while you can see a cruise ship, and that's pretty cool too.But there is also lot's of traffic, and police and ambulance sirens...just...different. Not bad, just different.
My series for the month of August was the CED suggested theme of 'Cycle'. I feel that I can look at the pieces and see my cycle of emotions for the month...some of the pieces are calm and controlled...some chaotic and messy. There is not necessarily a real flow or continuum throughout the pieces...they start, stop, progress, regress...which for me really embody the overall month that I had on a personal level.Voodoo Child.
I am not going to stress myself out about trying to catch on everything that has been going on...instead I updated the Recent Works link with the thirteen pieces I completed but had yet to post final pictures of, shown below.
The theme for September is 'Rhythm'...and I sure hope I will start to get back into my rhythm artistically and professionally. My immediate interpretation for this theme was to work with music/lyrics.
I am going to try to not obsess over each piece staying within a certain size.
I am going to try to be okay with working or not working with the figure in these pieces.
I am not sure where this will go, I never am.
But...if I am looking to music for inspiration, then there is so much inspiration to be had...so I should have no shortage of material.
The first piece is an acrylic painting on canvas, 24x48 inches. I used a scratch-through technique to write the lyrics to Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix, definitely a favorite song of mine and also my husband's. I might do a second piece related to this particular song...not sure yet.
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