So….19 days. It’s not that I haven’t done any work…I just haven’t posted anything. School is back in session and it takes a little extra effort to get the school year off to a good start for my 200+ middle school students…throw in a quick trip to NC and back…yep, that has been what has been keeping my busy.
I did manage to get fourteen 12x12 paintings started before heading back home…first layer of background color and edges painted…an assortment of shoes sketched out quickly with a Sharpie…the destination for these? My old cheerleading coach just took over a business and I am sending these to sell on consignment…and add some fun décor.
Aside from that…no art making…except for project/technique examples that I have started with my kids…so tonight I made time for my art. Side note, I did attend a really cool event in downtown West Palm Beach on Wednesday night. John and I went to the Art Nouveau Jetsetter event …just briefly…really cool…artists selling and creating, DJ spinning, sushi, body painting…made a few connections…so I guess that could count a little...ummmm....it is art related at least....
Yes, I digress. Back to tonight…I painted. I had a canvas panel from, like, 2009 or something. One that I had roughly sketched a face on, this past summer I added some texture with watered down acrylic and saran wrap and then…abandoned. This was my choice for getting back to work…this unresolved piece. Wow, did I ever feel rusty. I painted and repainted (repeat, repeat)… it was a little bit of a struggle. Finally, I don’t know, maybe after an hour…it started to flow a little better. I just can't get enough hair and swirls. I am going to work on more tomorrow, should definitely be able to finish it by the end of the weekend…
And I started painting one of the shoes…I want to keep these very whimsical…playing around with some leopard print in the background and adding little wings to the shoes…I will be working on these more this weekend…trying to finish them so I can mail them off.
As for the fate of the trees…sitting in one of my portfolios…in order…waiting to be photographed. Except for number twenty…that one was left in NC to be delivered to ECU for the School of Art and Design Alumni Show. Will be posting those…hopefully I can get that done this weekend as well.
So…I am back. I know it is going to be tough to make time for my art…but after really working for over two weeks…I missed it. I did feel a void, gotta make. Gotta create. I think that, yeah, I have been really busy, but on some level I feel like I was scared to start something new after the trees. I, and probably anyone bothering to read this blog, am wondering…what’s next? Wow. I have no idea, and that is pretty intimidating…and awesome…
...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