Friday, July 21, 2017

The Smiley Cocoa Series


Some how it seems fitting that I'm posting this today instead of yesterday.  For it is the twenty first of the month and marks one more to go for my first entire year with out Cocoa.  It's funny how events can work out to such a thing as this.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Drawing Diary for June


One thing I've been learning is that I tend to get too serious about making art.  I focus on wanting a pretty and polished looking end product.  So, instead I'm trying to change my focus to the process and playing with that process.  Then whatever the outcome is to be happy that I enjoyed the time spent making the piece.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Bonding with Gemma



As of July 12th I will have had Gemma at the barn for three months.  I can't believe it's been that long already and yet it feels like no time at all.  We have had some downs but mostly everything has been an up.  Our time together is incredibly fun and she's helping give me a summer of happiness instead of sorrow.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Painting Diary for May



I did so much art during May because of the constant rainy weather that I decided to break up the drawings from the paintings for the month into two different posts.  All of the pieces (except one) in this post are watercolor or as I found out through reading about watercolor, opaque watercolors.  I am not keen on the results because the opaque watercolor doesn't have the bright luminescent qualities of transparent watercolor.  Therefore I didn't finish all of the pieces I had started because I was not having fun.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Drawing Diary for May



For May most of my drawing consisted of drawing mermaids for Mermay.  Mermay is an even that Tom Bancroft hosts on Instagram.  He encourages artists to draw mermaids and use the hashtag of #mermay.  I decided to join in and do a few since I am still relatively new to Instagram and figured it could be something fun to participate in.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Navigating Grief



If  you've been reading any of my previous posts you already know that my companion of almost twenty years passed away August 21st of last year.  I have never felt the amount of grief from loosing someone that I have felt from loosing Cocoa.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Real Life Happens

Gemma

No posts this week.  Rea life needs much attention and energy.  If all goes well, should be back to posting next week.