Thursday, May 27, 2010

art journals, lit, and general updates

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I’m still art journaling. I haven’t written about it much lately, but  I’m still playing with paint.  During my lunch breaks, I’ve been practicing my facial features (it’s been a very long time since I’ve tried to draw lips or a nose). They’re getting better and I’m happy about that. Happy enough to actually try my hand at painting a face. I’m also really pleased that I managed to get a fairly credible skin tone out of mixing white, pink, red, and 2 shades of yellow together! (I accidently had to add more white to correct a fuck up after touch the picture with wet hands so the face has a bit more white than it was supposed to, but shhh… don’t tell).

The text is a modification of Alice Walker’s title: We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting for.

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This was something I created during a lunch break. Some people eat lunch while on break, not me. I play with paint.

It makes me happy, so that’s all that matters.

I’m on a lit kick, this time the quote comes from ee cummings.

The picture was inspired by this which is obviously still quite different but what prompted the idea of the blue circles and text flowers. I did what I could with that and the materials I had at hand…

In other news… these are a few other things I’ve been up to:

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It’s been busy on my end! Family functions, settling into my craft space a bit more, planting flowers for our balcony, and then enjoying drinks on said balcony. It’s been beautiful and hot here in Montreal. The weather is more like July/Aug than May. It’s going to be another interesting season here. Winter was the mildest I’ve ever seen, and I suspect that this summer is going to be a scorcher!

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