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.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Art World



Through following Tara Leaver on Instagram, I found out about a new challenge that she started yesterday called 21 Days in My Art World.  She had been hinting at it for a few weeks and I was curious what it would be about.  Here is her explanation from her blog:

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Struggles of an Artist Part 2



A few years ago I had the opportunity to join some friends for a Continuing Education Ceramic course.  I jumped at it since I missed working with clay a lot.  It ended up being an eye opener for me.  What I learned through out the course was that I really didn't enjoy working with clay that much and I really don't enjoy working in 3-D.  It's difficult for me to take something and mold it into a decent and recognizable shape and it's rather crude looking.  Thus, I finally admitted to myself that ceramics isn't for me and is something I needed to let go of.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Struggles of an Artist Part 1



It is my experience as an artist that there are times when you lie to yourself or listen to other people, and generally the wrong ones, and as a result your creativity suffers as does the fun of making art; it all just slowly drains away until you're an empty shell.

Monday, May 15, 2017

GW2 LWS 3 Thoughts


(Spoiler Free)

My apologies for lack of posting last week.  Someone gifted me their cold so I was even more wiped out than I have been. Something had to get dropped from the to do list and since I couldn't put words together very well anyway....

With the release of episode 5 for Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 3 on May 8th, I thought I'd share my thoughts about it and the previous ones.  This will be a very generalized sharing of my impressions since I prefer to keep things spoiler free for those who haven't had the pleasure of running the content yet.