Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

As the title says, I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas today! As promised, here is my mom's other gift, the paint-over of Ivy! You may recognize her from somewhere!

Complete with twinkling lights, of course. (Forever trying to figure out how to hide the battery pack!)

I hope you all like her as much as my mom and I do!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My First Painting!

Hi all,

I've been dead for a whole year here again, oops. I always say this in every post and I'll say it again (for filler,  of course) that I am HORRIBLE at blogging. Absolutely rubbish at it! I don't even know why I try sometimes, but I feel bad letting it sit and collect cyber-dust.

BUT, I genuinely have something to update with now! Something I am VERY proud to update you all with. MY FIRST PAINTING!

This is my first painting since attempting Ivy way back in the day, and I haven't attempted anything since then until now. I've painted over Ivy, but I can't post that right now because its become a Christmas gift for my mom, and if my mom by the VERY, VERY off chance finds this blog, moments before Christmas, I would be sad.

The painting I finished ALSO happens to be a Christmas gift for her. I started it as a backup since I wasn't sure if I'd be able to finish the other in time since the canvas is (as you know if you've seen the post for Ivy) ENORMOUS! Anyway, I ended up finishing my backup painting way before due, and then crumbling and giving it to my mom as an early Christmas gift. She LOVED IT!

I also painted this, and am painting the other painting as well, in probably the weirdest place on Earth - on the floor in my closet so my mom wouldn't catch me! She nearly did (the day before I finished, too! Sneaky mom...luckily I was able to brush it off!)

In other news, I am getting back into traditional art more now, especially after finishing this painting! Before starting the painting I started a pencil drawing of Robert Plant, who is my favorite person. In the world. Ever. (If you don't know who that is, I am shaking my head at you!) Unfortunately he went on the back-burner when I started the paintings. I WILL FINISH HIM. I WILL.

Anyway, that seems like a good note to end on! In typing this I realized I do have a few more things to talk about, but I don't want to sandwich it all together, so I'll probably have a bit more here after Christmas when I'm free to post my mom's gift!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

So, it's been forever...

Wow, wow, wow. It's been a really, REALLY long time since I've updated this! After sitting here for a while, I realized I have no idea what to say, or even if I have anything to say. Maybe that's why I was never a good blogger! I've been reading and writing a lot, and working on finishing a novel. I'm really excited about this book, because it may be one of the best things, conceptually, that I've ever written. It's a lot of fun to play with and daydream about. Painting is kind of on the back-burner because of this, I haven't stopped, I'm just not turning out as much as I used to.

It takes longer for me to paint now because I'm kind of persnickety on details, more than I was before. Not even writing comes easily, most of what I'm doing right now is snippits, scenes that just come to me while I wait for something else to move me back into the bigger picture. I finally got one of my paintings printed though! It took a lot of courage, but the payoff looks amazing on my bedroom wall, so I'm happy about that. I'm also excited about a trip I'll be taking back home, I'm really excited to see my friends again. So much has changed, and sometimes I wonder if I'm just staying the same while everything around me changes and grows older. Maybe everyone feels that way, you're with yourself so often that you never see all the little changes, that seem so obvious to everyone else.

Anyway, I'll try to update this more, if you read this far, thank you!

Happy 2013, everyone!