Wednesday, April 28, 2010

AA ACRYLICS

Last Thursday I went to another Artful Arses meeting. I had a blast as always. This time the theme was acrylics. I didn't have enough time to finish my painting but here is how far I've gotten with it. The meeting was on Earth Day so I wanted to do something relevant. Now, I'm debating if I should finish it or drop it and move on to something else. I have to say, I don't really like working with acrylics too much.

THREADLESS

I've been out of touch for a while lately. Somewhat by choice, but mostly by my condition. After having a bunch of tests run on me and still not knowing what's wrong has been unnerving enough towards I can't concentrate on art or really anything else. I took some time off and went to Disney for 5 days, I thought it'd be a great way to relax, take my mind off things and just have fun. I know a lot of people will disagree but I have to say it: Disney World sucks!!! The parks are gorgeous but most of the attractions are filled with moving manekins that may have been state of the art technology a long time ago but now feel like Chuckie relatives. I think if Walt Disney woke up today, he'd be very very dissapointed that the park has not really gone forward with times but all of the attractions got stuck back in the 50's and 70's or whenever they were created. Even the new rides like the Toy Story 4D failed to be exciting.
Anyway, because I was so much dissapointed by Disney, I ended up coming home early and having an extra day off to just do nothing and be at home. This morning I discovered Threadless and have promtly joined the side. They have some really gorgeous designs. Here's one that I really really liked:
our dream - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Thursday, April 8, 2010

IF DIP

This week's Illustration Friday topic is Dip. Here's mine. I've come up with this idea as soon as I saw the topic a week ago but as always I was too busy doing everything else and I'm barely making the deadline this Thursday night. I have to say, I was 100% inspired by DWTS.
Also, I'm loving this black paper. It's Strathmore. I got it at some dead lady's house on an estate sale. I need to find me some more. I'm also still totally in love with pastels. It's hard to believe it's only been a month since I've explored this wonderful media for the first time.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

SOMETHING COOL

The theme of our next AA meeting will be acrylics. I checked out some books from the library to find out more about the media and read something cool in one of them. The book is Dynamic Acrylics by Soraya French that I would like to post a quote here: "There is a vast difference between merely being able to paint and being an artist. The latter has the ability to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary". I think it's a very neat thought and I hope you find it inspirational, like I did.
In the mean time, I'm still in love with pastels. I can't believe it's only been a couple of weeks since I've tried them for the first time! Feels like I've been missing out for years. Here's my "extraordinary" of the day. This painting was inpired by a teeth whitening add from a local newspaper.
This is my first time working on black paper. It's feels a little upside down, inside out but very much fun at the same time. Enjoy your Sunday and Happy Easter everybody!!!!