Tuesday. NEW PRINT! Yesterday was awesome and today will be GREAT. I am counting on it. This print is new and springy and uber cute. It was a pep-talk brush exercise, but I like it anyways. I put it up on my studio wall because I often need a reminder to focus on the task at hand - living a good life full of love. The operative words here are MAKE + LOVING. If you want a print - I have a short run and they are $23 and that includes the shipping to where ever in the world you are. ORDER IT HERE.
- short run = limited quantities
- Free shipping.
Cost: $23 CAN (Includes free shipping)
I COMPLETELY needed this pep-talk-to-myself because I haven't been painting nearly as much as I want to. I could come up with a thousand good excuses - I have an infant in my studio FOR GOODNESS SAKES. Among other things. But if you want to paint - YOU PAINT. It's that simple. Make it happen. I am committed to a life worth loving. NOT JUST LIVING. So - yesterday I painted.
Painting is my favourite thing. It might make me sound like a quack but when the paintings call me - they call me. And I need to drop everything and paint before they pass me by. Because they will pass. And once they do - I've missed them. I've missed A LOT.
These are in-progress shots. I'd say I'm about half done. I don't know where I'm going from this point - but, this isn't where I thought I'd end up so SUCK IT. That's the part I like the best... not knowing where I'm going. Paintings just drive themselves. I usually don't like to share the process because it feels like I am showing myself naked. But that's sort of like assuming I don't have imperfections AND I SO DO. And to that I also say SUCK IT. This big guy is a brooding bull moose and his head is pretty close to actual size. I love him. I am SO INSPIRED (and that had a lot to do with the movie Restrepo). I'm using a technique that is almost dry brushing and I am using enamel. These shots are from my iPhone so they aren't awesome. And to that I also say SUCK IT. At least there are pictures.
I am making a living loving. Do that.
Today: I am having a party tonight for my women friends. Oh, we are disguising it as a Stella+Dot party and getting our accessories in order BUT THAT'S NOT THE REAL REASON we congregate. The real reason to party is that I TOTALLY REMEMBERED that I love my life. Imperfections and all. I have been busy having babies and finding out who that makes me. But, the babies are here and it is time to nurture more than infants. Friends. I wanted to get my old friends together with all my new friends and see where we end up. Hopefully, inspired. Fun!
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