Today I am celebrating with my mom, who is retiring. This is the card I made for her. Happy happy day for her!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
I have been creatively lost lately. I have had no desire to create things. I turned 26 last weekend, and I haven't made a list for 26.
I've been spending a lot of my energies on organizing my life. Decluttering. Cleaning. Trying to simplify. It is a hard process and something that I am not naturally very good at. Perhaps there is a feeling that if I can streamline my life there will be more energies for living a creative life. Perhaps I feel that if I declutter enough, there will be more space in my life for the things that make my heart sing.
I have decided to not make a list of 26. My goals and priorities seem to change so much throughout the year, that by April I feel like I have to rush and cross all these things off a list that doesn't inspire me anymore.
Here is my 25 list and what I managed to accomplish.
1. improve my 5k time
3. explore a new city
7. make salad dressing from scratch
8. Take a staycation
9. Get a design *out there*
11. do yoga daily for one month
18. clean out my closet
19. screenprint something
21. draw a self portrait
23. ride a bike
24. live with less
25. grow something – I did grow something. Mould, but I don’t think that counts.
I did get inspired enough to make this little birdy stamp this week. And I'm quite smitten with him. And my heart sang.
For now, I'm happy with that.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Well I've finally finished my second large canvas that I started during Bloom True in October. You can see my other big painting here. This canvas hangs in my hallway, and its the first time I've really painted a piece of art to hang in my home. As you can see from the evolution below, the first feathers were there quite a while ago, either hanging from the top or the bottom.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Inspired by the Daring Adventures in Paint class I’ve been taking, I picked up a few cans of spray paint today. Outside in the sunshine, I played on some of my on-the-go canvasas. All of these are still a long way from being finished, but I’m pretty in love with spray paint.