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! ❤
A collage I made recently with paper and silver gel pen. Lotus’ have been everywhere for me lately. Perhaps it has a spiritual connection… ❤
Multimedia. Photocopied eyes that were modge podged onto a wood panel.
What does it say to you? What does it make you feel? ❤
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. ❤
A collage I made at least a year ago when I was very into Belly Dance. ❤
I recently got myself some modge podge for paper and I made a random collage to test it out. I didn’t realize until it was done that I created a sort of narrative picture. I know how it related to my own life at the time I made it.
What do you think is happening in this image? ❤
Individual images do not belong to me. Please do not reproduce or take without my permission.
Another paper collage I made in my sketchbook. Another self portrait in a way. ❤
I do not claim any ownership to the individual images.
A little while ago I got myself a new sketchbook to kick start my new journey through art. Some of the first images in it were made by collaging images from magazines. Here is the first image I made. Perhaps it is something of a self portrait? ❤
I cannot claim to own the individual images, and since I don’t have the magazines anymore, don’t know who really owns them. They came from multiple sources.