Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Little of This and That

I hate it when life gets in the way of creativity.  It's very frustrating on several levels.  I've been doing a little bit here and there, and here's what's come of it:

"Life is a balancing that always seems to keep me on my toes."  This is done in watercolors, and I am super happy with that's my best accomplishment this week, I think...

I give up on the balancing act and have decided to only do arts and crafts and forget the rest.  I watched a video on FORCE drawing, and this is my poor attempt at it...although I do have to say, she really does appear to give up...

I drew this using a chisel tip and a fine tip sharpie in just a few minutes.  I really like the look of her, and I will have to remember to pick up a pen or pencil and do some quick sketching...sometimes they turn out pretty good!

My attempt at working on lettering.  I have terrible handwriting, and lettering is something I am going to work at ...this is my first attempt at using a liner brush and watercolors, and for me (and my terrible handwriting), it's half-way decent.

This is my absolute least favorite thing I have done in a LONG time.  I hate, that's not strong enough...I LOATHE it...with every fiber of my being.  I thought I would include her to show that they're not all gonna be winners, and that's ok.  You just gotta keep going and remember that art is fun and doesn't have to be perfect or good...just keep learning, playing and practicing.

So, what did you get up to this week?


  1. Sweet, the last one shows a lot of emotion. I want to hug here.

    I really like the woman balancing on the world.. I have felt like that. ... I like it the lettering.

    1. Thanks Boo! The last girl probably knows how much I hate her and that's why she's emotional! :)

      I have definitely felt like a failure in the balancing act here recently...I'm working on it. I don't like it when I don't get creative time and I really don't function well without alone time. And I haven't gotten enough of either one lately...and I am going NUTS! I'm just going to have to play hooky from work one day will help, I know it!

      Thanks for the lettering compliment! It's one of those things I am going to have to become obsessed with now, because I am willing to exchange time and energy in order to be better at it...and there's not a lot of things I'm willing to give up time and energy for!

  2. Love the chisel tip and fine tip Sharpie drawing! You should copy her and try different variations of colouring her in.

    1. Thanks Alison! That's a great idea, I will have to try it!

  3. Sweets, beautiful work, as always!!! Hugs, Pam

  4. Sweet Red I wondered where you'd been hiding. Love the balancing act painting and the quick sketch is great! Just paint and draw...the rest will iron out!

  5. You said it exactly. No matter how life gets tough, don't give up on your art. That's where you passion is.. That's where your heart is. And your happiness is always worth fighting for. You can do it!


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