I did some more things while cooped up/should be resting but is arting everywhere instead. I made music note shaped wax melts! With (too much) bamboo fragrance, my own dried basil, and soy wax! I call them “Bamboosiled.” Eeee!!!
Oh and this painting came out of a low cycle…
And this thumbnail doodle comes from a happy place.
This doodle might grow up and be a painting, but we can’t really know for sure until it does evolve (ha, Pokemon joke!) And it’s a selfish, completely ME sort of work…
No really, it’s a few of my favorite things.
This has been a shitty year. Right now I am literally dealing with a post surgery wound, a still fresh mental diagnosis, a bite plate (see also: giant hunk of plastic in one’s face), 40 extra pounds, a creativity crisis AND I’m going to turn 30 any day now (see also: April 10th). There’s also a rash somewhere we won’t talk about. All this coming off the heels of leaving a really glamorous, high paying job to a safe, Anne Hathaway at the start of Devil Wears Prada sort of position that I love but doesn’t pay my exuberant credit card bills. And then I find out the local theater is doing my favorite musical and due to all this and more (see also: not skinny or blonde or young enough), I won’t be a part of it.
It’s the Sound of freaking Music. And as I was stewing in all this, wondering why I like the simple, outdated, cliche…totally nostalgic, heartfelt show so much, dwelling on how I can’t be a part of it and that sucks, blah blah blah and it occurs to me… There’s a song in there that I know SO well…and duh. This is exactly what it’s for. (Cue corny musical chord.) Now I don’t know about schnitzel with noodles, but I do know that owls and watermelon and mushrooms and wine and Jason and nail polish and Pikachu and so on are my favorite things.
So the plan is to paint this, maybe in a classier color scheme and certainly with more saturation. If I can’t sing it I’ll paint it and… And then I (hopefully) don’t feel so bad.
Bouncing round the
Memories and critics and lies
Where are my thoughts safe?
I scraped this painting out of the dark muck in my brain. She came out much prettier than her ugly origins. I tried to let myself be abstract with this and the whole time I was like “omg! lines! perfection!” And this is a big canvas. Apparently I can’t have that much room to think. For my health.
And here is another clay experiment.
This is sort of the holy grail for me right now because it’s something I had fun doing, didn’t take a whole lot of time, and could potentially make me money. This is fused onto the cover of an old book from the garage (thanks, baby). But the plan is to do this type of thing in more detail and cleaned up on journal covers. A fairy is probably not going to be featured again as that was the more disappointing aspect of this piece for me. I’ll stick to simpler shapes next time.
I’ve been into this clay stuff. It’s a little trickier to work with than I initially thought, but then again I assume that I should be good at everything immediately. This is far from perfect, but it was fun and I might be able to sell something like this and make a million dollars. Score!