Monthly Archives: April 2011

18 posts

sigh

I feel like a bad wifey. I hate being sick and not doing anything (Alex’s orders) and then having to ask Alex (who’s been working late and it’s sooo not fun) to clean for me because it starts to stress me out. I can’t paint either, due to coughing and neck-aches, heck, I haven’t even logged on to WoW this whole time. I feel like I should just clean anyway, and sweep and do laundry and whatever in spite of being sick, in spite of that totally not helping my cough, and in spite of the fact that I shouldn’t. I just feel useless and generally horrible. Even though, admittedly, it’s better for me to lay on the couch, drink lots of fluid, and do nothing. So I try and do things until he’s done – making fairy houses or whatever. Today I did end up brainstorming and got some ideas of what to work on next, so it’s not all nothing, I just feel like it’s nothing.
Alex has been awesome though.

I think I used too much glitter…

I finished my second fairy house today. Added all the decorations, admittedly, mostly glitter. I also found a few other odds and ends to put inside – my compact mirror and some tiny animals from boxes of Red Rose tea (or whatever it’s called). I used my bottle cap to top the thread-spool-crochet-topped mushroom table and added a magical button swing/elevator on the second level. I also used pink thread to add a bit of flowyness to the outside, and a button hangs down above the entrance. I think I finally made something that my husband *liked* the glitter on…although now it’s all over me and I can’t seem to get it off. 🙂
 
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In other news, I went outside today when we had a bit of sun and that felt really good and I stopped coughing for a bit. I’m coughing again now, but I think I’m getting better. 🙂

Playing with Cardboard Again

Today, I’m doing a little better. Still averse to coughing and sneezing all over my paints – not to mention making my neck-ache worse (hate colds or whatever this is). So I think, I’m going to build another fairy house with one of the tiny cardboard boxes we recently got instead. This may or may not become an obsession, but it’s really fun, and a good way to be creative without spewing all over my paintings. I’ll probably be planning out what to do with my next three canvases too, and deciding whether I should focus on larger or smaller paintings. I find that I enjoy small paintings more because it’s easier for me to focus on adding lots of little details without getting so bored from laying on the huge amount of background that I feel the need to hurry my way through so I can get to what I wanted to paint before I forget. I guess that’s what happens when I start painting in layers as opposed to all at once…go figure. It’s something to work on anyway, which is always good.
Maybe instead of coloring on paper, I’ll paint on card-stock and use that as the interior to the house…

Fairy Houses

Yesterday, I made a fairy house with my sister-in-law. Today, though, I have a cold 🙁 So I’m sitting on the couch listening to harry potter too tired to paint. 

I’m trying to decide now how to mix whimsical hollow with sleek modern style for my office….And whether or not I should put a canopy of the futon I’m getting soon. Or maybe I’ll just go with sleek furniture and whimsical accents…

Brushes and Art Cards

Yesterday, I finally got some brushes – a spotter and two rounds of varying sizes. I LOVE THEM.
Ran out of watercolor paper and the bookstore didn’t have what I needed in stock, so I made three ACEO’s while listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
 
face aceoI made a FACE without having to correct a ton of random lines from frayed or fraying brushes.
mushroom aceoA detailed mushroom with shades of blue…
simple flower aceoAnd a simple flower.

Falling Fruit

Over halfway through Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire, I painted on my last piece of watercolor paper. I guess I’ll need to stop by the art store sooner than I thought – in the mean time, I suppose I’ll be using the last few canvases. I am disappointed with my brushes though. They’ve gone all fuzzy. I bought myself some brush cleaner which helps a little but not much..so I’m looking forward to buying myself some new ones in the near future.
Anyway, I had an idea last night, but couldn’t remember it this morning, and ended up painting a piece of falling fruit.

I may be just a tad excited

because….
 
I HAVE BLUE HAIR.
 
I feel like I can legitimately say “I’m an artist” now. I finally stopped telling myself “no” (giving myself permission to be creative with my hair, not just canvas)- and then Alex surprised me by setting up an appointment for me. I feel free and beautiful. I haven’t been able to stop saying “I HAVE BLUE HAIR” since yesterday.