You Can Dare to Take That Unspoken Dream Seriously

I have been working on this piece for a few weeks now.  I used collage elements as the base and relied on Golden Fluid Acrylics to add in other elements.  The piece sat there staring at me.  I was happy with the flowers and tree but felt there was something else to add.  The other day I was struck with a huge burst of creativity juices and decided to photocopy a picture of me when I was 2 and added it to the piece.  I also added Pepper, my dog, to include something present in my life.   Pretty happy with it!

Yesterday was another great day full of ideas.  I kept going to my journal to write down something, I was afraid I would probably forget them.  The minute I got home from school, I pulled out all my paints, and papers, and brushes and set to work.   It was a successful afternoon of creating, but I was disappointed with the end result.  I just can’t seem to make something that I feel expresses me.  I worked, and over worked a couple paintings and they turned out dark and moody.  I was hoping for happy and colorful.  I decided that my mood was the cause and created the effect.

I keep hoping every day will be another day of creative ideas just waiting to be used.  There are some days when I’ve got nothing.  I really, really, really want to find something that carries me away for a few weeks rather then have all kinds of little creative ideas that lead to a quick ending.  Usually with me not liking it.  Just gotta keep going and give everything a try.

“You can dare to take that unspoken dream seriously”

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Plagued by illness and injury

Have you ever had strep throat?  This is my first time with the very uncomfortable, almost too painful for words, sore throat.  I woke up Monday morning with what I thought was the sore throat segue into cold thing.  Tuesday morning, my throat felt small and it was difficult to swallow.  It brought tears to my eyes every time I had the need to swallow!  Now eating or drinking, well forget it!  I think I have lost 5 pounds since Monday.  I’m ok with that!   Well, on my drive to school, I started thinking about what might be wrong with me and strep came to mind.  At school, I quickly researched symptoms online.  Looked at my throat in the mirror and saw white patches…..ew!  Decided I best be getting out of school and called the doctors.

Luckily the doctors were able to squeeze me in for a check on my throat.  The doctor said my throat didn’t look happy.  You think?  They did a throat culture that confirmed it.  24 hours after taking penicillin, I feel so much better.  It still is uncomfortable to swallow or eat, but nothing like yesterday!

O yea, and did I mention that I have been dealing with an ankle sprain for a couple months?  I was afraid to have it looked at.  i don’t want them to tell me I can’t ski.  So I have been taping it and doing my best to ignore the pain.  Well I finally got an air cast for it yesterday and it already feels much better.  I think I should have looked into that cast a long time ago!

With all that has been going on, I did manage to make a new illustration!  I finally feel like I have captured Pepper’s personality in this illustration!  Let me know what you think!

busy, busy, busy

As usual, I have been a busy bee lately.  Soccer finished up and I figured I would have some free time to be able to work on my own art and maybe get ready for the upcoming ski season…..yea right!  I have fallen behind on my school blog too!  O well!  Here is a few pieces I have had waiting to be photographed.  Enjoy!

I am going to give this a try

A lot of my friends and family have been interested in my work lately. I had been posting pictures to Facebook but I thought a blog would be a great way to show it off. Hope you enjoy!

000_0152From sketchbook: my little Pepper in watercolor

000_0153Section of sketchbook page. I have an obsession with Raccoons right now

000_0150I also have been absorbed with these little whimsical love birds