Monthly Archives: August 2011

14 posts

One Year (of Painting)

Last year, today, I started painting. I took my first painting lesson and painted some flowers in a vase. So I thought, that it would be fun to put up my first painting, and my last painting side by side.  I didn’t paint today, so it’s not *exactly* a 8/25-8/25 year, […]

Thought.

Today I was listening to a 4 part youtube series by Ira Glass that was just….REALLY good for anyone doing *anything* creative. Most of it had to do with story telling, which was great as it pertains to my screenwriting, but something else he said – something about bridging the gap, […]

Stuff

I’ve got a cough and have been really tired the last few days, so as much as I’ve been wanting to write and post, I haven’t been able to think about anything to say. But I’ve had a song stuck in my head all day and thought that might be interesting […]

Touch Up

My Twilight Pixie painting was featured in a treasury today, and I had one of those “oh, it’s still there?!?!” moments. It’s been hanging in my bedroom and I kept meaning to do some touch up painting on it and make it look better (because, well, honestly it looked pretty bad, […]

Fireworks v. Illustrator

in pictures. Last night using Fireworks and a picture of myself sitting: Tuesday night using Illustrator: I did try to use illustrator again last night, but after spending a long time trying to just extract myself from the background and make a half-decent mesh, I decided to switch over to Fireworks […]

Learning

I spent all of last night experimenting with Illustrator – I’m a fireworks girl and I think I won’t mind taking a few extra steps to get basically the same result with a program I like better. But it was still good to try, I might try to do some more […]

Studio

Sitting in bed today with a cough and nasal issues and trying not to freeze, so I thought that I’d post a video of my/our current studio setup. Last month I actually decided to place the things in my apartment where I wanted them instead of where they randomly ended up, […]

Thing-A-Week #5

Starbucks Poem watercolor. I was actually at home this Monday and had access to my portfolio and was flipping through it to figure out which painting I’d like to feature this week and found my Eye of Jupiter/Starbuck’s poem watercolor that I made a while ago. I put a lot of […]

Gesso.

I can’t believe that I haven’t used it before now. It makes painting so much better and is definitely worth the extra time. I did a layer or two of just gesso, and then I mixed it with black to make a light grey so there’d be less glare under the […]

Websurfing

I was using my etsy stats to do an exercise I read about earlier this week. I’m really excited about the new shop stats feature on etsy because I was sort of able to learn a lot about who visits my shop/what they’re looking for from it. Also, to find sites […]