I <3 Mermaids

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.

 

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Centre

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!

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Reaching

When I was in high school I would make art to reflect how I was feeling or inner struggles.  As I began my journey back to art almost a year ago, I struggled with a lot of blockages.  I was dealing with a lot of emotions and felt unable to process them.  After feeling intense frustration at my lack of artistic creativity  or skill, I suddenly got this image in my head.  I dove into my watercolors and attempted to create what I saw.  I think I got pretty close!  What do you think the different colors mean?  The gesture of the hand?  The “rope”?  Do you ever feel the same way as I did when I made this piece?  ❤

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Speak

Multimedia.  Photocopied eyes that were modge podged onto a wood panel.

What does it say to you?  What does it make you feel?  ❤

 

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Faery Tree

When I was in college the art gallery nearby installed an interactive dome structure.  I’m not sure what it was called now, but you could go in it and meditate, or sleep, or walk around the outside planks, or just listen to the ambient sounds they had playing.  One day I went in and napped.  When I woke up I remembered a dream I had about this tree.  It was white with glowing flowers and leaves.  A faery tree.  This image is inspired by that dream.  It is made with paint, charcoal, colored pencils, copied a couple of times, and some more paint I think.  It’s still one of my favorites.  ❤

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Who are you?

This was a marker drawing I did in my sketchbook.  I had a strange thought in my head for a while before I made it and thought the lantern would go perfectly.  I used to do this often in college.  I would think or hear words, and pair an image to go with them.  They were kind of fun.  ❤

Please do not reproduce or take without my permission.

 

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