Creative…

Creative inspiration…

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All of the various tools needed to paint, draw or create never fail to inspire me! This is my heaven.

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Sketching

Last week I finished my first college class and started in on my second one! Perspective was not too bad and now I am jumping into the Fundamentals of Drawing. So far so good… I have had to aquire a lot of new art materials for school and I find myself constantly inspired by them all! I love drawing and have even started keeping a sketchbook/journal. So far my talent with pencil drawings is very basic but I hope to get much better soon! I feel that drawing is a learned ability and not some inherent talent that one is born with.

So, for the next few months I am sure that this blog is going to be mainly about my forays into the art world and my trials and errors on becoming a ‘professional artist’.

 

Painting

Tonight I am looking for the perfect location to hang my new painting…

Monkey Painting

Monkey Painting

I bought it as a joke to replace the painting my mother currently has over her fireplace. We all thought it was hilarious… What a big change from the wooded scene she originally had up. But she decided that she didn’t want it there permenantly and gracously let me keep it all for my self. I love the painting but unfortunatly it dosn’t quite fit my decor either so I’m having a hard time figuring out where to put it.

Feng Shui

This weekend I have been working on de-cluttering and spiffing up my bedroom. According to Feng Shui some of the best colors to use in your bedroom are ‘skin’ tones so I went out and bought some new sheets and a wonderful comforter. For a better nights sleep the space under your bed is to be completely cleared out… The under of my bed is HORRIBLE.

I plan on winning the lotto by the end of next month so, this weekend has been spent trying to up the ‘chi’ in my bedroom by clearing out and tossing the clutter… I figure I’m going to need all the chi I can get. Joking. My sudden interest in Feng Shui was inspired by my recent attempts to get ‘organized’. I needed a quick motivation boost so I went searching on the internet and came across several recommendations for the book ‘Clear your clutter with Feng Shui’. As it turns out, my home isn’t ideal for any feng shui practitioner so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to make  a few changes.

Here is a copy of my small list of ‘bedroom changes’ to do this weekend:

1. Buy an air purifier – I found one really cheap at a pawn shop.

2. Clean out under the bed

3. Hang up the two big paintings I got for my birthday

4. Dust all books and bookshelves

5. Set out new candles

6. Switch out sheets

7. Toss old, worn, ill-fitting and unused clothing

8. Get rid of all the junk…

Well, thats it for now. So far, I’ve tossed out three full bags of old paperwork, worn clothing and trash items and I’ve gathered two boxes of items to donate to the Salvation Army. Woo hoo! Go me! After this I think I’m going to hunker down with a nice cup of hot tea and a book or a pen and sketch pad… It’ll be my reward for all this work… Until next time!

Sock Knitting

Today I have started to knit my very first pair of socks. I’m not sure how they will turn out but I hope for the best! My mother bought me some beautiful Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in this beautiful salmon, brown and dusty rose color. I don’t think it’s self striping yarn but it is variegated. I also got some size 2 Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNs. This will also be my first endeavor with double points. We shall see how it goes… Wish me luck!

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