Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I haven't had the opportunity to get any paintings done in the last week. I have a lot of things going on right now that is keeping me from making art. My priorities are focused elsewhere for the next few weeks.
I'm still working in my art journal and will post the next spread soon. In the meantime, here is a mandala that I worked on today. It's simple but it provided me with the zen moments I was seeking and satisfied my creative urge.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
I felt like going further with this spread but decided against it because I wouldn't have any place to journal. This was a fun spread to do. Lots of layers underneath of lots of colors.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The one of the left was done from a photo reference on my phone from the bushes outside the front of the house entrance. The tree on the right is a tree by the school parking lot.
This one below was done today. I was playing with pattern. I think I would like this in fabric to make a decorative pillow.
These were all done in the span of less than 15 minutes. It doesn't take much to make a little creative time for yourself. Even if this is the extent of my creative time for the day, at least I did something.
Monday, April 9, 2012
In the last few days, I have clicked over to videos and other websites from links that people have posted on Facebook. It was things people found empowering or resonating to them. To me, they were stories filled with pain. I was so saddened by some of the things I read and watched. There is so much pain and heartache in the world. I feel that this journal spread reflects how those things I read and watched transferred onto the page.
What's her story? There seems to be pain here. I feel like I need to add some journaling to the page to give her some hope and love.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I love the sound of the Djembe drums. A few years ago I went to this concert and was so moved by the music. The name of this group is called the Djembabes and they are local here in Austin. One of the members of the group offered introductory lessons at her home. Several of my friends and I joined the class. We went weekly for a couple of months. I loved it! At the end of the session, we invited our families to come watch us perform together as a group. In the video that I have here at the 4:30 mark, is one of the songs we learned and performed. When I played the Djembe, I became one with the drum. I can't explain the feeling. It was really a spiritual event for me. Now every time I hear Djembe drums I get that feeling inside. It awakens something in me and I feel so alive.
This is the art that came out of listening to the music. I think it's a bit too busy and I should have stopped sooner but I just went with it.
8" X 10" canvas, acrylics