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slow and steady…

28 Apr

…wins the race, right? This saying would especially make sense if the race was without a definitive finish line… 

 

I have been {very} slowly working away at a large-scale personal piece for several months now. I seem to only find minutes, not hours, to add to it, but I am happy with what has emerged on the page.  


  

It has been a welcome treat to have a drawing to go to when I find a bit of free time. I think with a couple more committed studio sessions, it will be complete. If I can keep up this tortoise type pace, then this is hopefully the start of a new series. Imagine what will happen if I channel my inner hare?

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one step at a time

27 Mar

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 7.16.09 AMI will ask you to excuse my absence, however I will not apologize for it. The last month of my life has been a whirlwind, and unfortunately not the good kind. After getting over some challenging health and financial struggles in late February, March brought me the devastating death of my Grandfather. Life has a funny way of humbling you… it is never fair, but for the most part, it tries to be good. I always say that in the darkest times you find light, and what I mean by that is when something bad does happen, you can also see all of the good that remains untouched. I have such an amazing family, a loving fiancé and some of the kindest friends… it is through their love that I always find the strength to carry on. Yesterday the universe sent me timely advice with some beautiful little spring flowers poking out of the dead-brush in the front garden, reminding me that everything is cyclical and from death springs life.

sprouting new ideas

16 Feb

New ideas have been sprouting out of my brain like crazy… my sketchbook pages especially have been sprouting some new things. I’m super happy to have my creative groove back, and a new body of work that has been on the forefront these days is a series all about mushrooms. I AM IN LOVE! The shapes, the texture, the colors… they are adorable and absolutely fascinating. I’ve been playing with line drawing and relief printmaking so far, and truly have enjoyed just making and experimenting. I might want to try my hand at painting or sculpting a few of these cuties too, but I’ll make sure to keep it simple if I do. Who knows where this new series will take me!? Thought I’d share some photographs of the process, exploration and results thus far. Enjoy! mush1 mush2 mush3 mush4 mush5 mush7 mush8 mush9