Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Art Journal Cover

I put together a 9X12 Art Journal which is made with 140 lb. watercolor paper bound with the copic stitch. All of my Art Journals are pretty small, so I am excited to work in this size. Here is the cover...
What size Art Journal do you like to work in?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Feeling Refreshed!

Since my last post, I have gotten excited again to create. I think I just really needed a long break. I have been working in my Weight Loss Art journal and a commission for my cousin. I haven't taken pictures of my newest journal page, but I will post pictures soon. Here is the painting for my cousin. It is a re-creation of an older painting I had done back in 2009
New painting....

Original 2009 painting...

I also got something that I never thought I would...a tattoo! First I was going to get a feather on top of my foot. But then I decided to get a bird. I originally drew the bird myself, but decided to give the tattoo artist creative freedom to create his own drawing. Being an artist, I knew that his best work would come out with something he drew and felt passionate about.

The bird has big meaning for me and the reason is actually tied into the above painting. I am an only child and grew up with a single mother who worked nights and slept during the day. This meant that I often had to keep myself entertained. One of my favorite things to do (besides drawing) was to go outside in my backyard and whistle to the birds. I would pretend that I could speak to them and they would talk to me back. Kind of sad in a way I guess, but it is a special memory of mine. I have always loved birds and have had a few as pets in recent years. I originally painted this 2009 piece based on this memory. The blond girl is me and the birds are my friends. This original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy shop at a crazy low price (for anyone who may be interested). Because of the special meaning it holds for me, I have been holding on to it since 2009. I just listed it in my shop this month.

Here is a picture of my tattoo. I am very happy with how it turned out and my tattoo guy was so happy that I let him draw the piece. It is one of a kind and he will never draw it again the same way. The 3 hearts next to the bird symbolizes my husband, daughter and son.

Thank you for sticking around and waiting for me to come back! The fact that you read this blog is extremely rewarding to me.
Mucho Love,