Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm Back. I Have Been Here All Along

Hi.  Can we pretend it hasn't been a million years since I last wrote here and that a couple of major holidays haven't recently happened?  Can we also pretend that the world actually did end and this is the after world and rain is made of chocolate milk and ice cream has no sugar or calories but tastes way better than when it did?

Okay, pretend away.

I am realizing I am very terrible at having days off. The last two days I have been off work and to have days off in a row like that is highly covetable in a retail job.  But I feel like for the most part I did nothing great with them.  I did two loads of laundry and unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. I made an attempt at straightening the living room but these are no the creative things I always imagine for my day off. 

Yesterday I realized it was do or die.  I had to get in my studio and work. After a morning of running errands that left me feeling a little insecure I finally holed up in my studio but didn't start working until I watched at least three Jay-Z videos on youtube and finally decided to find out what a Skrillex is. A Skrillex is pretty cool.

Okay, now it's artin' time.  But I have been drowning in non-ideas lately so I didn't know what I was going to do. I didn't want to spend another day just making watercolor washes and hoping the art would make itself.  So I checked out my pinterest and started looking at beautiful pictures of flowers. And then I started painting. And it may seriously be the first time in a hundred years where I actually painted from a source.  And I couldn't quit painting!

I'll admit I'm still not exactly sure where I'm going with them. I'm not exactly sure where I am going with anything in my life. I just know that I am feeling pretty inspired by my wedding pictures and the color schemes happening in them. So we'll see where it goes.
For Christmas my good friend Janey got me this beautiful Papaya art board and I realized after a night in the studio that I may have unconsciously been inspired by this.
I hope I still have readers.  Sorry for being so neglectful here. I have been thinking a lot about where to go with this blog. I'm going to try to write every day just because I like writing. Sorry if it gets a little too wordy. No one wants to actually READ a blog!!  I'll try to make the word to picture ratio much more enticing.
Until then... eat more pizza.


flux biota. said...

lol, I decided to find out what a Skrillex is. Hilarious.

Also, glad you got your groove back. Funny story, I lost mine awhile ago and got it back by painting flowers as well.

How pinteresting?

Carol said...

I love all your paintings. They are beautiful and bright!

Carol said...

Er, that last comment was me, Julie.