Ok.. I just want to scream. Somehow, someone stupid (me) must have deleted all my pictures off my camera. I had LOTS and LOTS of pictures on there.. art, food, family. I don’t know what happened.. I just don’t. I had done some recipes which included homemade mozzarella cheese.. I know… and it’s gone. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
I feel better now.. thank you. AND I will make another batch of Mozzarella cheese and blog it. So fun! AND I was able to download some other recipes on Picasa a couple of weeks ago. Thank goodness.
So, what I do have on the camera is my little art time I had this weekend. First, it rained all day on Sunday. Now, call me crazy, but I LOVE a rainy day. I was so happy. It was also great, because we needed the rain badly.
Nope, I wasn’t going to vacuum the house or wash the floor.. no way no how.. I was taking advantage of the perfect day.
I was in the process of reading a new book that I got called “Expressive Drawing – A practical guide to freeing the artist within”. This book helped me realize that not all drawing is about portraits and perfect lines. This freed me to just go ahead the make my marks on paper.
Here is the first one I did. I just took black oil pastel crayon and just make lines and whatever I wanted. Then I took advantage of areas to put color in. These gel sticks are creamy goodness. Once you make your mark with them, you just take a paintbrush, dip in water, and just brush it over the color… It’ turns into a watercolor, semi-transparent yumminess.
This next page was a little more doodily. I used my black tip maker and just started making lines and shapes and didn’t think too much about what I was going for. Once I had it all outlined, I took my gel sticks and colored in the open areas. Fun, yes? Can I get an “ohhh” and a “ahhhh”?
I did have other steps on how I got to these pages, but the camera ate the pictures. Now, really, do I have to start having a love hate relationship with my camera now?
As I begin to face new challenges and bigger responsibilities at work very soon, I keep asking myself, how the heck am I going to keep this life/work/art balance thing going. Well, I’ve done it so far and won’t give up my love for my blog, my art and my readers. Give me an “HELL YAH”!
So, that’s just a little diddy on what’s shakin over here.
Thanks for stopping my.. I mean it.