Monday

On Finding My Style and Time for Personal Grooming

You know I had absolutely no plans today and so I thought it would be easy to et some things done. NOT. So tomorrow is a jam packed day and now I am scrambling tonight to get organized so most of it goes smoothly. And after taking a shower finally (yes its been 2 days) and getting my little gremlin in the bed (not asleep but at least contained in one place) I had to peep my head in to say Hey. That's how much I love y'all. And speaking of love I want to say a special thank you  to the talented, inspireing and kind ladies who take out the time to read and comment on my lttle blog. Y'all are the milk to my cookies.

I have been painting ALOT lately. And I think, I hope, oh I hope I am approaching my own personal style. I admit I have some art ADD but I feel like the more I work things out on paper and canvas the closer I feel I'm getting.... So here's what I've been working on. They are drafts and I'm going to ad some text but cant decide to hand write it or cut out printed type. What do yall think. More people are using the cut type and I'm trying not to be so anal about my own handwriting. Did I say anal? I meant nuerotic.

I've had a sketch of her for a few months now and finally got the balls to put paint to and she just opened up so much for me. I love her for that alone. And doesn't she look so full of thought, huh?


The camera doesnt really get all  the roughness that I love about the flower and how the blue's not quite opaque. cute.


I wasn't sure what this was gonna be when I started but I was pleasantly surprised. I also loosened the reigns on "matching colors" and just let my intuition guide me. The house is actually this cool melon orangy color. luv it.

She's a little blurry and excuse her zombie stare. I'm still working on her eyes. I think I want her to look down but not sure how to accomplish that...but i love her hair. Back in the day I had a color very similar to this just a lil more magenta, wth. ;-)

7 comments:

  1. I sat around all day today (well most of it) In my little art closet and painted... so happy... I did appear from time to time to make sure My 15 year old was reading his book for his book report due tomorrow.. AAAGh
    And boring stuff like feeding the family and letting the dogs out....
    But I love seeing your works in progress as I'm in the same boat.... I see you have many different things going on.. Love that! It's so we wont get bored i think. Your first girl does look thoughtful , I wonder what she'll be looking at when you are done... She'd lovely by the way.
    I think the other stuff is great too.. Sorry this post is so long > i got carried away... I'd better go check on that lazy teen.

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  2. I do love all these, I think they are beautiful, have great color and just look very "real" to me. About the text - I prefer to print out text and then cut it because I don't really like my handwriting. I should mention here that my handwriting is not very consistent, it very much depends on my mood. However, I do think that handwriting is more authentic. I try to learn to love my handwriting... not an easy love. I quite get what you feel about your own handwriting. So for now just go with your gut feeling and it will be alright.

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  3. finding your authentic visual voice is an amazing adventure...enjoy every minute...the work is wonderfully peaceful to me...

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  4. beautiful work-I really LOVE the colors you choose to work with

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  5. Ooo, these are beautiful! I love the first one...the look on her face and the texture. I can't wait to see how they turn out and what text you choose!

    2 days since a shower and containing a gremlin...yeah, I so get that!
    grace,
    jodi

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  6. love these- and i love that you held them which gave me an idea of how small they are! so cute!

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  7. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Beautiful Jennifer...I remember the hair! CDRT

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