And like that, she was gone. July. Summer vacation- almost. But not quite. Not 'til after one more vacation. First stop, NYC. I am going to write a separate blog post about the AMAZING show at the MET...but besides that...we walked about 8 miles on our day in Manhattan (my feet stil hurt!). Then headed off to see our friend Scotty in Brighton Beach, right by Coney Island. Way too much fun...and, of couse, I set up shop on his couch to finish up my last two pieces in my July 'Makeup' series.
Like any of my collections, when I look through the pieces I can see my struggles and 'a-ha' moments. I always in my head am thinking about the pieces side by side, even though in reality the only place that the pieces would be viewed this way is digitally...unless I can find somewhere to show'em...(eyes mist over, looks away dreamily)
Wait...whaaaa? Oh yeah, finishing the series. For the last two pieces I was thinking that I spent all month focused on the idea of putting ON eye makeup, and lipstick...it only made sense to me that the last couple of pieces should show the makeup coming off. I was thinking about how my makeup smears, especially the eye makeup. (BTW...I am addicted to Coconut Oil as an eyemakeup remover. It leaves a slight oil residue that I just leave for some extra eye moisture at night when I take off my eye makeup...I could swear I saw some crows feet and I am NOT HAVING IT! Gotta step up my moisturizing game!) And...so that is why the last few have a light quality and also look 'smeared'. I literally took my hand and wiped it across the last two as they were drying to try and imitate the look of smeared makeup.
And that's it. July was fun. I enjoyed the series and ending the month in NYC was great!
...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