Finished and Starting

I finished my two 10 x 10 canvases. I’m happy with both of them and will try to sell them when I get around to re-opening my Etsy shop.

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My Complex Mechanisms-Mixed media and collage
Photo of mixed media painting.
No Paparazzi-Mixed media and collage

I’m currently working on this larger piece. We’ll see how things go.

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Two Canvases

It occurred to me that while the paint is drying on one canvas, I could begin another. That is what I have done.

These two pieces have a relationship.

Canvas 1
Canvas 1
Canvas 2. This one was a black canvas.
Canvas 2. This one was a black canvas.

They look better to me in real life than they do in the photos. As I look at them, a story is beginning to suggest itself. Something about morning, night, and water. I’m not sure what will happen next, but I’m looking forward to finishing them and moving to a completely different palette. I’m thinking reds and yellows.

I’m also getting closer to doing jewelry again. This sketch came up on Timehop from two years ago. I’m inspired to sketch some jewelry and then make it. That is progress.

Necklace sketches.
Necklace sketches.

What goes in this blog?

I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with this blog. Will I be motivated to keep it going? Will I attract an audience? I want to provide content that can add value to people’s lives. I want the process of blogging to add value to my life. That’s what I’ve been thinking.

I’ve visited websites of artist I admire like Teesha Moore, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and DeeDee Catron. I’m intimidated but inspired. These artists are years ahead of me. I may never get to where they are in their careers, but I can make my¬† mark in the world in my own way. I guess the trick is to work hard and keep learning.

I’ve been working on a 10×10 canvas with the goal of trying to sell it. The idea is to be confident about my work and assume someone would like to own it.

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10 x 10 canvas in progress.

I do a lot of quick digital art on my mobile devices. When I post work to Instagram and Facebook I get a few “likes.”

Here’s something I drew with Sketch Club and the Dreamscope app version. I think my digital art skills are stronger than my mixed-media skills.Still, there’s lots of learning to be done in both realms.

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My husband and father think I should focus on writing. There’s just so much to do.