Saturday, May 25, 2013

Good Saturday morning and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I’m working through this weekend but that is okay. I make art so let’s be real. It isn’t all that bad.

Florida is especially beautiful this morning. Low humidity… beautiful breeze…. I had to sit outside with my coffee for a while. I need a little laptop computer. I could be writing this out there! I really will have to make time to be outside today.

After a few hours of creating I am going to have an early dinner with my best friend from Jr. High School! I haven’t seen her in exactly 30 years. I am super excited for the visit. I believe her husband is coming along so I feel a bit sorry for him. He will just be listening to lots of chattering.

I am still drawing at night and painting in the daytime. I love playing with the Prismacolor Pencils so much but I miss watercolors. I will have to find the right time for that so it does not interfere with my dolls.

This week I have only wanted to paint so I have a lot of doll faces with no hairstyles. Woops! I will have to pick a day this weekend to just do hair, probably tomorrow.

I take pictures of work as I go with my phone but when I am painting dolls I use my phone to watch Netflix. I do all of my drawing at night in front of the TV so I’m not using my phone and I tend to take more pictures. I think the answer to this would be an Ipad. LOL

Progress pieces:

Finished pieces:

Have a safe and happy weekend! And please feel free to comment if you would like to see me create something! XOXO Laurie

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Creative Minds

I read somewhere that creative minds tended to be messy. Or maybe that is highly intelligent minds. Looking around I must be a freaking creative genius! Seriously though - I need to organize. I get completely overwhelmed when my home and studio/office are a mess. I have broken most of my rules of working at home and right now seem to be flying by the seat of my pants. Always promising  I will get everything done (like I'm freaking Wonder Woman - or something).

Anyway - here I am in the midst of a mess trying to make sense of it all. The chaos has to remain for now. Balancing my life and work is tricky but even so I am feeling like I have figured out how to work through it.

I have a strong desire to create. It can be anything from sculpting to planting flowers in a garden. At times I tear myself apart and end up doing nothing because I want to do everything at once. Fries the brain. Lately I have been playing with Prismacolor Pencils at night while I watch TV and during the day focusing on my dolls. This is working for me... for now. I feel satisfied that I can express myself in new ways. I have this beautiful set of pencils I never play with so I am having fun learning how to use them. It keeps me sharp and focused. I know dolls so well that sometimes I need a challenge. But don't get me wrong... just painting on that tiny scale is a challenge every day. But sometimes you see something different in another medium and it helps you grow as an artist.

Here are a few of the pieces I have done recently with colored pencils.

I'm a face person at heart. Right now is just practice time with colors, shading, blending, etc...

On the doll front I just finished up The Hunger Games trio...