Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Life, fun and nights off.

I've been busy the last two weeks. I started going back to the gym after we had our engagement pictures taken. I have been slowly feeding my depression and it certainly showed in the pictures.

While they are sweet and a good marker of where J and I are at this point in our lives, they are not where I want to be. So I have made the choice to get our gym memberships back. I feel really good about that decision.

I went to my youngest sister's voice recital. I was super proud. She's completely her own woman. Funny side note, she sang one of the songs I sang MANY years ago in my senior recital for High School. It was a treat to be there for this moment in her life. She has so much potential and unlike her big sis, isn't to scared to give her dreams a shot!

Also, the boy got me a purple violin for Yule and 4 free lessons!! I had my first this past Sunday...I LOVE it so much!!!

Also, I had an evening to myself while J hung out with his buddy. It's funny, I can remember a time not too long ago, when the thought of a night to myself would have sent me to panic.

I went to the gym, practiced my violin (who I have named Roxanne), did dishes and worked on some new ATC art. I feel really good about the whole thing. As well as how far I've come personally.

It's funny what someone loving you and giving you a safe environment to learn to love yourself can do for the spirit. I highly recommend it to everyone!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Formal Pictures.

I can't wait until I am his wife.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


This was an experiment in blending colors. (I know the stripes on an actual horizon go horizontally. :-p )

More paintings

Just posting random things I've drawn/painted over the last couple of days.
Practice makes...well...better.



"Turn hate to love"


Friday, January 14, 2011

Altoid Tin Art

I decided to try out a little art for a class I want to give on portable altoid tin altars.

This is what I made.

In theory (lol) it says, O gods, hear us and has a pillar for each of the 12 Olympians.

Back to basics

So I decided to keep going with the watercolor & ink. I did a commission for a great guy in ADF and it can be seen at his e-shrine here. He had a very specific design in mind and it felt good to have given him several options as well as a final product he really seemed to love.

I decided I'd keep at it, though it was really hard to force something spiritual.

The boy reminded me that it wasn't the subject that was important, but the act of creating that was the best service.

What can I say, he's a genius and so I just set to making something. And this came out. I call it "My Metal Heart"

Yay for inspiration!!

P.S. Almost as if I needed a reminder that I am a very new beginner, I also painted a piece of crap last night. So as to show the progress with the pain, here is what I did. I called it Lady of the Water...but I think I might change that to something involving poor Disney princess names.

Mildly NSFW as there are poorly painted/drawn breasts.