So… An unfortunate thing happened yesterday. I leaned on my ironing board and one of the legs bent, rendering the item near useless. This makes me sad since I use this thing for so many projects. It also serves as a reminder of how little money I have to replace it. That means that I won’t get to make as much stuff and post it here.
I’ve been thinking about my problem of lack of money for a while now and I need a solution. I opened up an online store here, and plan on going to some flea markets to sell some of my excess stuff. However, I wonder if there is more I can do without getting completely over my head. Perhaps a donation button? Patreon? Craft fairs? I’m not sure what I should try next, but I know I need to try something. This lack of money stuff is extremely limiting and frustrating. Universe! Please help! Send me some money so I can continue to make awesome magical stuff!
I have always loved the movie, Splash. The necklace that Daryl Hannah wears is beautiful! This is my own version, inspired by it. ❤
A very dear friend of mine passed away yesterday. His name was Nomti. He was a 17 year old Siamese cat with diabetes who loved popcorn. He would always sleep with me when I lived with some friends of mine, who were his owners. And even though he didn’t technically belong to me, I always felt that there was a special connection between us. He was my buddy. I loved him so much that I still have yet to stop crying. Here is some art I was inspired to make in his memory.
Rest in peace Nomti. ❤
Good morning friends! I wanted to show you another piece of art I did. This version was finished many years ago. I love mermaids so much!
Drawn with pencil, then inked, then colored with markers, then played around in Photoshop. I love her hair and her tail and the little fishes! I wish I had done a color test first though. I don’t think it came together as well as it did in my head.
Hello again friends! I wanted to share with you an image I made today. I was inspired by someone named Katwise. I love her art and wacky self and the banner she has on her site. So I made one of my own! In my last post I mentioned that life for me is changing, and so will my art. This is a direct result. It’s fun, right? I love it!
Hello friends! You may have noticed some slight changes to the blog. I am going through a transition and it will be influencing what I do on the internet and in my personal life as well.
You see, I have gotten very bored of trying to keep everything so static and “clean” and kind of official-like. I thought I needed a generic portfolio like many artists I see. But I’m over that.
I want to show the world(you guys) my real self, the self I love to be. It’s messy, and clean, and fun, and wacky, and full of magic, and learning, and light, and just a little bit off center. My journey in this life is constantly changing and evolving and I have no idea where it will lead me. And you, my friends, are part of it. Or, I’m part of yours! Either way, I hope you will join me as I explore and grow. Here! Have some art to celebrate! The quote on it is something my friend R.L. said once and it stuck with me. I made this with markers on regular drawing paper. I hope you like it!
When I go to Goodwill I look for canvases that I can use to practice my painting on. I was given some gesso as a gift(thank you R.L.!) and I just use it to cover the old painting. Recently I found a canvas that had been preprinted that was 30″ by 38″ and I instantly knew what I wanted to put on it. So I bought it and brought it home. It is a good and common practice to create “rough drafts” of art before one starts on the actual product, so I made this! I have not yet started on the actual painting but this collage helped me to find the feeling and the image I was going for. My next step is to do thumbnails of my image to find the color scheme I want to use. After that I can go to work on the canvas. I can’t wait! ❤
Another lotus. This was painted on wood with craft paint to replace the top of a jewelry box I found at Goodwill. ❤
A collage I made recently with paper and silver gel pen. Lotus’ have been everywhere for me lately. Perhaps it has a spiritual connection… ❤