Good morning friends...
Happy Friday. :-)
Last night's quick painting...
This ended up looking nothing like
what i had in my head when i started it.
When i first began, i was thinking i would paint an older man.
As i painted, it looked more and more like a boy.
At first, i also thought i'd paint in black & white only.
But then i got the urge to add burnt orange
to the background.
And then to his eyes.
a boy with huge eyes...
who doesn't wanna miss
what's coming his way. ;-)
This just came out looking very different
than what I first thought it would.
It was done rather quickly - but still.
At least it was done. :-)
and this week, lots of goodies in the mail!
The HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON book
because i am a highly sensitive person
and sometimes find it hard not to carry
the weight of the world on my shoulders.
And the other book because sometimes,
i feel like the queen of procrastination.
i get things done, but when the time is right (usually always),
i can procrastinate with more style than anyone out there. ;-)
So THE WAR OF ART was written for me.
And when i opened the first few pages and read this:
"The following is a list, in no particular order, of those activities that most commonly elicit Resistance:
1) The pursuit of any calling in writing, painting, music, film, dance, or any creative art, however marginal or unconventional"...
i knew i hit the jackpot.
so now i'm procrastinating by reading about procrastination...
and this lovely little package i ordered on ETSY,
from Retro Whale.
i love the simple illustrations, and the concept of a good kind of crazy.
Some people spend $10 on nail polish,
or a grand double mochaccino cappuccino frappe latté with sprinkles and a cinnamon stick... ;-)
i'd rather buy an illustration.
and this... from the wonderfully creative Nigel,
who knows how much i love texture in art.
(thank you Nigel!)
check out the back of this journal...
how much fun is that?!
and these fun pages on the inside...
Can you hear them calling?
"fill me up! fill me up! i'm naked here!!" ;-)
And this little gem...
a movie i watched with my son several years ago.
The animation is spectacular, as is the story.
i will never be too old for animation.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Be kind to one another
and make art.