It's been an interesting week for me... Monday I was awakened with a very negative text from a loved one. I felt incredibly attacked and hurt by the words that were said to me. Completely taken aback, I wondered if it was a fake text! Sadly it was not.. and I'm feeling rather left in the dark with a sting of betrayal. But, I've felt alone before and can continue on alone here.. negative people and negative emotions have no place in my life at this time. So, I'm taking a step back. I've come along way with my depression this year, and the last thing I need is personal attacks on my existence.. so I keep on keeping on... and with that, I've kept busy.
Sterling and I haven't got to see each other much since he works nearly 10 hours a day for a little while.. so I have a lot of time to myself. My alone time.. one of my favorite things. I was able to get quite a bit of work done. I've been developing a rhythm for myself. A painting or two for the shop, a tarot card, a moon oracle card... then repeat! It keeps my brain, creativity and soul balanced to work like that. Plus, it's fun to always have something on going.
Today I've listed 4 new images into the art shop!
I love how they are all vastly different, but still have so much in common.
Stars, splatters and lots of drips.
I've been loving watercolor, pen and ink lately. Keeping white space, and making shapes with splatters... Ah I'm totally in love with the process. I've never liked watercoloring until a few months ago. Now I love it. It's become one of my favorite mediums especially mixed with ink. I've got tons of ideas for more paintings, but I'm trying to keep it balanced with my other projects.
So, here is what was listed in the shop today.. I've got a little explanation on each painting and some links to the prints and originals.
"The Dream Catcher"
Okay, so someone on instagram asked if I ever did dream catchers.. I realized I have not! So I wrote myself a little note "Draw a Dream Catcher." I looked at it the next day and my mind automatically thought of a humanized dream catcher creature.. with a net. So as a silly joke I decided to draw a Dream Catcher Creature for this girl who asked on instagram. I posted it and tagged her.. but I don't think she was amused with my self proclaimed cleverness.
She wasn't too amused with my creature, but it's a good thing I did this one at the same time and posted it seconds after. Turns out I love this one too! It was probably one of my first attempts at a dream catcher, but I learned from it, and can't wait to do more.
This one is the product of procrastination. I was supposed to be doing something else, but I suddenly got really excited for fall an Halloween. So, I put down whatever it was I should have been doing and started painting this. I've been trying to follow my intuition more lately. Rather than paint what I think would sell, I'm painting exactly what I want, how I want it, and when I want it. And I love it. It sold as soon as I showed a picture, and I'm so glad someone resonated with it the same way I did! I guess that's how I see selling artwork now... Not about making money, or getting my art out there, but showing my soul, and hoping someone's soul recognizes the work and resonates with it... Hmmm not sure that makes sense.
I painted this one on the New Moon.. the same day I woke up to the text messages. My heart started out heavy, but after a few breaths, I felt empowered. I felt empowered to paint someone looking inward. Raw and naked under the New Moon.. a vulnerable time for everyone.. Feelings are often intense during that time, but we don't always have to show our frustration. So, I painted someone in peaceful pose, looking with in. I chose to paint her naked, but of course kept it censored for instagram and facebook purposes because you know... the world isn't ready for boobs I guess. Sterling looked at it and said, "Wow.. you are cutting it real close." My reply, "Someone has to."
And it's true. It's time to walk the edge, test limits and be brave.