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Day Sixty-six!

Not too much to say today, after work I did get the chance to finally meet some members from the Hull Artists Studio Connection, which is the group I just joined recently and will be participating in their open studios. Today was the first meeting that I was able to attend and as usual I felt kind of awkward but luckily people seemed pretty welcoming and I was not the only newbie in the crowd! A lot of exciting talk about open studios which will be happening in the months of July and August. More details to come. This image was a pleasure to work on and very stress free. I was telling my husband how I love that I automatically seem to work in series. For instance this is the third image in what I would consider a series. It seems as if the 66 days that have occurred so far have been a collections of mini series. Anyway, enjoy and I will see you tomorrow!

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Here we are, day nine. This is being posted a bit late but that’s only because I had so many other things going on. Today was the first day where I wasn’t constantly thinking about my drawings. It kind of bothered me but luckily tomorrow I have the day “off” and hopefully I will have some good time in the morning for concentrating on ideas. I’d like to tackle something a bit bigger. Most of these are on Watercolor paper about 11″ x 15″ or 8.5″ x 11″. I’m not exactly sure why I want to go bigger and I sure as hell can’t guarantee that will do anything good for the image but sometimes it gives me a bit more freedom to loosen up and although I have only been making these images for a few I feel somewhat restricted.

On another note I would like to announce that today was the first day of my official new job. It’s a good vibe there and seems to be a good place for my head. Also, it’s super close to home so no more ridiculous car rides trying to make sense of why I was driving so far. Instead I can use that time to focus on my art or sit at the beach and read. Imagine, ME TIME! love it.

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WOOHOO… I am onto week 2, not bad 1 down and only 51 weeks to go, makin progress. Got up early enough, well I was the first one up at the house at least…. it was 10am. I was working from the sketches I did last night and although I’m not completely crazy about the worm shaped elements (which actually came from seeing a mop head) they do seem to add a new dynamic.  Time to sit back and relax for the rest of the Easter day. Happy Easter! See you tomorrow.

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Drawing number four, check… finished at 10:30pm, which in reality is still not that late. I’m happy to have just forced myself to sit and draw, when I was pretty tired from somewhat of a draining day. I’m warning those who don’t care to hear about my day, today was not the uplifting perfect day I had yesterday, there was a lot of complaining and aggravating occurrences which I am going to tell you about if you choose to read on. Regardless, thanks stopping by the check out my post and enjoy!

Today was a series of unfortunate events (and yes I stole that line from the movie title) with a few minor rewarding moments intermingled. My day began before 6am, GROSS, followed by my morning commute which took more than double the normal amount of time. I’m never good in early morning traffic but luckily this was just another reminder of exactly why I took a job much closer to home. The day at The Source was dull but one customer drove me nuts and to make it worse her last name is so similar to mine, I can’t stand sharing my name with these frustrating people. On the upside I got to visit with a very good friend, Miss Meagan after work and we indulged in my favorites, wine and buffalo anything. It’s ridiculous! After, I headed home back towards the oceanfront, but I had one more stop, little did I know what was in store.

I went into Michael’s, the crafting store, about 10 min to close so I went straight for what I needed and headed to check out. Now on the way in I had seen this one woman approaching the register I should have just turned and run out,but I was in a crazy mindset from paper. When I got close to her I realized she literally had like 400 sheets of 12 x 12 scrap booking paper, mental. Now for those who don’t realize that’s 400 separate skus that need to be scanned in. Anyway, I was calm so I turned around and started walking the store, it was like the Michael’s 5000 race and I was just doing laps to kill time, but the next thing I knew the lights were dimmed. Now I have been in stores around closing and find it completely appropriate to shut the music off or make an announcement but to shut most of the lights OFF seems a bit creepy. So I got the hint and headed towards the register where this woman was still unloading her sheets. Thank god she saw me making a sad puppy dog face after about 10 minutes, because she ended up splitting her transaction and letting me and another woman go. After I was rung in I was like a bat outta hell. I was on a mission to get home since I still hadn’t started drawing.

I got home around 9:30, made a cup of tea, took my spot at the table and woohoo, another drawing complete! Lovely, good day overall.

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I loved this day! I woke up early on my day off, which I know is insane because I always want to sleep in and never do, but I got up, made my cup of tea and started painting. I was working from a sketch I did yesterday and decided to work on it further. I’ve always loved working with watercolors just because I love the way the media works, it’s different from other painting mediums like acrylics or oil. To me it feels a bit more free, but I know that is completely a personal opinion. I think I might continue with these images tomorrow.

As for the day it was a combination of early morning creative thoughts an afternoon or some intense working out and a dentist appointment and an evening of family time. You really can’t complain about a day like this. Now for anyone who is reading and going “shut up already, I don’t want to listen to your perfect day” well you’re in luck this is a rare fantastic day, but for JUST that reason I need to sit back and dwell on it for a bit.

I would like to add that today while painting and merely using my abstract image as reference my mother pointed out that the first image resembles a fish. This drives me crazy since it is now the only thing I see when I look at it but I am curious to hear what others think of the image, so if you have a moment please let me know. I always love some feedback and as these are merely works in progress there is always room for improvement. I’ll see you all tomorrow!

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