Has been very slow...after girlShow last week, I've felt the need/urge to switch directions a bit and focus on the surrealistically styled works. I've also been finishing up several NuArt Minis, so they will be added tomorrow. : )
I thought it was high time to do a special post about my wonderful Studio Assistant Brutus Kleetus McSpadden. He was born on 3/03/16 in Lewisville, so you know he is a proud Texan just like me. : )
Brutus is like most cats. He wants to do whatever he wants, whenever he feels like it. He likes getting Temptations treats a few times a week, but if I try to give them to him everyday, he won't eat them. ??? Brutus' favorite food is Instinct Chicken dry kibble with freeze dried chicken bits.....he thinks those are special treats just for him and eats them before the rest of the food. You can find out more about the food he eats by clicking HERE.
Bru, one of his many nicknames, loves to fetch balls and has since he was a kitten. I have a little video of him:
Bru loves to sit next to me wherever I may happen to be, so I move his blue chair around so that he can sit next to me at my work table or the computer desk. Here is a pic of him on top of his perch with the blue c…
Completing goals can be so nourishing for the spirit... After finishing up the 2019 heart art challenge, I took some time to reflect on the journey. Before getting into the details, I wanted to post a few of my favorites:
Here are a few of the takeaways I have from the art challenge:
1. Use colors that aren't standard on your preferred palette. I crossed some big hurdles by using green in this challenge. Green is the color of growth, safety, spring, new birth, etc., but I tend to lean towards teals and not the vibrant green greens. I like green grass and plants, but that's where it ends. I don't use green in my artwork, so I did it on purpose during the challenge and it was a stretching exercise for sure. I needed it. Will I use more green greens in the future? Maybe. : )
2. Set a particular size for the artworks. In this challenge I used three different sizes of paper: 2.5 x 3.5, 4 x 6, and 6 x 8
At first I thought it would be good for me, but keeping …
I am enjoying this art challenge so much more than I ever thought I would.
More details below, but here a few of my favorites hearts so far:
The current heart art challenge will be done in a couple of weeks and I'm already planning another one for 2020.
These are the highlights for me so far:
Getting back into watercolor painting. I haven't used watercolors in a very long time and need to make them a regular part of my creative process. Relearning old stuff.... Like how different papers absorb paint. Some of the paper pads I've been using were bought over the years when they were on sale and put in my art storage boxes, so it's been interesting relearning how to use them and the difference between different poundage of the paper, the different textures of the paper, etc.Working faster and thinking less. Sometimes it is very easy to over think during the creative process.... it's like trying for perfection, but losing out on the fun of playing with line and color…