I love being swept away by a good book.
A few new paintings, vibrant and bursting with color.
I had someone actually write me an email asking me to do a painting for them, but in more “monotone and earthy colors”. They also wrote that my colors were “a little too bright” for their taste. Why this person even wrote to me in the first place is a bit odd. Color is OBVIOUSLY my thing!
Just take a quick look at my flickr photostream. If the colors I use don’t high-five you in the eyeballs, I don’t know what will.
I had to politely decline. The colors I use in my paintings are an extension of me and my style. It is everything to me and how I express myself. If I don’t have the artistic freedom I need to make a custom painting, then I promise I won’t be happy making it, and the buyer will not be happy receiving it.
Plus, always be weary of these kinds of requests. This is usually a red flag for a hard-to-please customer.
Never compromise your style! Ever!
I started this sweet girl way back in March, just a few days before my appendix ruptured, and then forgot all about her.
Finally, was able to finish her. I love that her dress is more like a gown or robe.
I actually don’t drink coffee very much anymore. Maybe once a week, if that. It just makes me too jittery. I do, however, love the smell of coffee and I love going to local coffee shops with my hubby. Tea usually fills my daily cup – Earl Grey is my favorite. It’s warm, delicious and doesn’t pack as big of a caffeine punch.
We’ve had an incredible spring and summer filled with an unusual and abundant amount of cactus blooms. It is such a surprise, especially right now with the heat, to find a cactus in bloom. The cactus are also fruiting from the spring blooms. I am excited to pick some prickly pears in late August and make some jelly and syrup!
A fun little painting with dancing birds. I had originally had only the clouds and the blooms, but it felt like it needed more. Some happy blackbirds did the trick.
Been on a bit of a roll, painting lots of flowers. More coming soon!
I’m going to be hanging art at a local coffee shop in September, and thought it would be fun to paint a few coffee themed pieced. They are small 6×6 inches on flat panels. I still have to mount and frame them.
Have a happy and bright day!
I have a daily planner that I love to draw in with PITT pens and black ink markers. The paper is slightly glossy, which makes using markers a lot more fun than on regular paper. Right now, my favorite black pen is called IDenti Pen by Sakura. It’s permanent with a dual-point. I didn’t really like it at first, but it has really grown on me and I use it all the time.
I am hoping to make more fun little videos like this in the future.