I was trapped under my obese cat on Wednesday and it made me stop and think- hey, I need to rest...which worked out well since I stayed home from work to do just that. Getting a little sick, trying to catch it before it gets out of control. Not that this has anything to do with anything at all...but I wasn't sure where to start.
I am still adjusting to all of the newness in my life right now, my job, living in a new place...and things are getting a little bit easier. But I know that the toughest battle I have been fighting this whole time is just with me, change is tough for me. But I can do this. I will do this.
One constant, besides the husband and the cats...my art. I have done a better job with completing my daily pieces, which makes me feel like I have some control in my life, so it is safe to say that I am finding comfort in the process of creating. Now...posting it to this here blog and to my recent works page...not so much. Yep, not really doing a great job and that stresses me out, but again I am the only one that is holding myself accountable, but I would like to post more to my blog. Setting this as a mini-goal for myself.
I realized when I was posting my final pics to the recent works page...I only completed one fashion illustration during the month of August. I mean, yes, I did make my daily art pieces, but just one fashion illustration for the whole month. This means that I didn't give myself that quiet time, pouring over fashion magazines, getting inspiration from all the amazing designs. I was too busy stressing out, whining, crying and whatnot.
I can tell from looking at the fashion illustrations I have produced so far this month that I am on my way to my normal self, and truth be told, I might be even more appreciative of taking the time for these pieces after the previous month. I have already made almost thirty this month. Some are better than others, but I took the time to be inspired and to CREATE and for that, I feel like I accomplished something. So...yay!
I am also feeling more at peace with my daily works this month. Last month I wore my heart on my sleeve with my art, the pieces were messy and chaotic, which is exactly how I felt. This month the Creative Every Day suggested theme is music, and I have definitely embraced it. I love music, and usually listen to it when I work, so it was very organic to work with music as my inspiration this month. I really like to work with text in my art, and the face so I combined the two, adding the song lyrics to most of the pieces. Looking through the work now that all the final pics are posted, I can see that no matter how hard I try to try working in a different way...I seem to find my way back to drawing. My original intention was to explore this theme in acrylic on canvas paper and other surfaces and..well...I guess a pencil or colored pencil got in my hand somehow and the large-eyed ladies I love to create just showed up for the music party, invited or not. And they brought their Mucha-inspired hair.
Guess this is just kinda my style.
...which leaves me to now. Blog is now up to date, although there are huge, gaping holes in the time that has passed...filled with artsy fun, frustration, naps with furry critters and some sparkle...
But here I am. Not sure what the new Creative Every Day suggested theme is...I may venture off...ya never know.
Artist and Art Teacher