Monday I found out that I am going to be able to participate in the Friends of the Frankfort Library Art Show in November. It is an invitation only show and I am so very honored to be a part of it I can barely hold my composure. The Art League fall show is being held in October, so I need to prepare for that. Just when it didn't seem possible for things to get any better, I got in touch with my instructor at the Lafayette Atelier and he told me about life drawing sessions I can get in on for only $5! Holy Cow! I am not sure which to cheer about first, so I am just cheering my pea pickin' heart out in circles.
Of course while I am cheering, I am also picking up brushes, going through sketchbooks and getting a good inventory of my supplies. I have a lot of work to do. Between now and the end of October, I need to come up with 6 large pieces and as many small pieces as possible to put in these shows. I have so much to do and so little time to do it in! If the past is correct, that is where I get my momentum. What wonderful working conditions!
In the spirit of hard work, I started this morning out with a quick sketch.
If I am going to go to the life drawing session tonight, I need to remember how to sketch don't I? This was just a rock that the kids left on the front porch and it happened to be in the light. I don't think I will ever go down in history as The Great Rock Sketcher, but just in case, this is how I got started and I feel it is important to blog this moment.
Part of my master plan for getting so much work done in so little time is to resurrect a dead painting I started way back when. I put a layer of nice warm burnt sienna on the girls to get some warmth going on their pretty little faces. I will add layers and layers to them before this is over. I am very excited to have a reason to finish them!
Back in May I went with my daughter to receive a Oneness Blessing. While it may seem a little hoaky and even a little [insert theme from The Twilight Zone here], I have had lots of wonderful things happen to me. The skeptic in me says that it could be that I have improved my own attitude and this is a result. The spiritual side of me says that when I set my intent to be what life needed me to be, I set the wheels in motion. The true believer in me says that I am receiving what I need when I need it because that is the way of things. This is true now and has always been true. I haven't always appreciated what I received, but hindsight usually takes care of that.
What do I know for sure? Nothing. I know nothing for sure. I can't. I can only believe.. and I don't even know that for sure. Nards posted this question on her blog that has had me thinking in that nagging corner of the back of my head since I read it. It is a good thing I don't have to come up with a really good answer to that question!
Art, Painting, rock, sketch, sketchbook, sketching
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Toxic - This is a journal entry before words are added.The topic of toxic people has been coming up in many discussions lately. This is how I think it would look if you could make a visual image. This started as a simple form study and ended up as this. #journal #art #artjournal #selfcare #toxicpeople #getitoutofmyheadvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram