So..I try to figure things out on my own, I have been using the Affinity Photo program for about a year now, mostly I get frustrated and go back to using Sketchbook on my Ipad (drawing with my finger 😜). Well, my birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, and in the true spirit of the holiday (mostly the spirit of my birthday), I wanted to design my own t-shirt this year. I made this sweet shamrock and knew I would want to use it again!! So, I worked on it all morning and figured out how to make it a stamp! Now I can use it on demand 💚☘️🎨. It’s the little things I guess 😊
This is 100% me, my colors, my style, my attitude. I have been having art block for a few days, I am thankful that I was able to at least accomplish a simple piece that came straight from my soul!!
I am going to see Hamilton in Chicago on February 10th, as if that wasn’t enough of a reason to be sooo excited, I found out Wayne Brady is going to be Aaron Burr at my show!! I can’t stop thinking of all things Hamilton! My artwork is reflecting it. ❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹
Decided to take something that I had already made and tried to improve on it, I really love it now! #artoftheday
I discovered a site called Redbubble, it is a storefront for artist to upload artwork to be printed on everything from stickers to dresses. I decided to use my Prismatree oil painting and turn it into a pattern for fabric. I really enjoyed doing this immensely! It makes me wonder if I could venture into the world of design. I am already creating art, its just a matter of adjusting the photos of my work to fit certain objects, or just repeat for a pattern. The options for adjusting photos to different color schemes is endless. Here is a little snippet of what I have been working on today.
If you want to you can check out my little portfolio in the making, and please note..this is not a call to arms to buy stuff!! I am just super excited to see things that I created on merchandise that would be found in a store…so cool!!
Is it possible to be in love with the process of creating art? I feel like I might be…whether it is wrong or right. When I am not doing it, I am thinking about it. I hate the obligations of real life because I am being taken away from what I would rather be doing. This is what I had time for today, and I am thankful for every moment of it ❤️😍🎨
I know it is only 5 days into 2017, but I have accomplished something BIG already..I organized my art studio (i.e. guest bedroom), which is my designated spot for art. I always end up making a mess in there, which causes a creative block, forces me to move to a new space, destroy new space, move, destroy..repeat cycle until I am serving dinner to my husband at the couch. I am going to enjoy it while it lasts, and I am pretty sure he will too.
This is my #2 art of the day for 2017…All that cleaning and reorganizing set me behind a little 😉.
I am a self taught artist, so I find that I work way harder to accomplish a look, or a technique that I could master alot quicker if I just had access to basic art fundamentals. This basic knowledge gives me a better understanding of what it takes to produce high quality, long lasting artwork.
YouTube has a ton of free instructional videos covering a plethora of art demonstrations. Udemy has some free classes and some paid classes that have been well worth it! Lastly, I use Skillshare, it is a 10 dollar a month fee to take unlimited classes.
There is barely a day that passes that I don’t take at least one class. Afterwords I am super stoked to create something!! I ❤️ art!!
Here is a little peak of what I worked on today.. I will finish it tomorrow!