To quote the French philosopher Albert Camus “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
No matter what they say beauty is on the details. As i continue another month into my art journey I’m reflecting on the details. i need to leave white space because I have a lot to say.
I’m still trying out various color schemes and styles to establish my own. I’m sticking with acrylic mostly. I could see my veering off into water colors in the future. At this point it’s all about the acrylics.
Bright colors are very much on vogue right now I’m trying to stay away from those just not quite my style. I’m making slow progress on drawing faces. I’m hoping they can become more expressive and not just a hot mess. i also dream of matisse acrylics. Pam Carriker is a big inspiration for me.
The best thing about a journal is it’s yours you can be the boss. It’s a good life with goals, successes, failures and joy, where the writing and space is as important as the paints.
I have some very rudimentary ability to sketch presently I’m working on expressive , not realistic portraits I’ve seen them teferred to as representational portraits
I’m representing and this ain’t no Kardashian.
Sunset in Saint Louis county
I used my phone tonight. I was leaving with my camera accidentally made a setting change I could not figure out how to undo. So I left the camera and moved on. I left being frustrated behind
I suppose that’s what is called living in the moment.
I’m officially out of the funk that prevented me from creating the past few years
Im inspired Enough so that I’m sharing things are evolving so will my art. It was pretty fulfilling in my past life It’s important to me now . My creative outlets have been limited to food and cosmetics. So creativity never left me.
Understand my life’s fights have tried to go for my bones. I’m in a new edition of life now and slowly but surely making the most of it
Look who I met . Hanging outside in the yard . Nesting atop the electrical meter. I looked because I’d made note to self last time I was in the yard to take a broom to the ratty looking nest. The nest looks much better with her in it. I chose to leave her there. That way I feel I can at least offer some protection from the thuggish cats in the neighbor hood
Just short two weeks since I initiated this post. I call her Byrdie. Not very creative name but I check daily to see if she’s still there. Women have it hard. We must persist
My work for women kind.
Yes I’ve heard the various jokes about the falafel guy. I don’t have much of a track record outside of Italian, creole and French foods. My daughter loves falafel I glanced at a recipe, my response was this seems doable plus the ingredients list was a lot of good stuff. Herbs cumin garlic onions, garlic, and garbanzo beans. Sounded good for me.
Learning something new. It’s a good thing.
April 4 2017