I've made some progress since last week on my deep clean/organization tasks..
Today I want to tackle the kitchen.
I've finished the little circle painting I was working on for fun. The middle kind of became a mess because I got impatient and just wanted to finish...It's now available as a print on Society6, and as other products soon.
Working with watercolor makes things look less precise, but that's what I like about it. You can definitely see an imperfect human hand made it. Unlike my last piece that was all in pen and so it was easier to control the colors (and you can buy the original drawing on etsy now of that one.)
I have some bigger projects to work on now, commissioned by a friend. Those should be fun and challenging.
I'm also working on making my Pirate Peril piece into a coloring page. I think it would be fun to color. It has become a tedious Photoshop process. I'm sure there is a quicker way I could be going about this...
Before I turned it black and white I should have "selected by color" all the blue/green bits and deleted them. But I didn't. ... .Sometimes I kind of like tedious things though, give me more of a chance to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
One of the concepts I most remember from high school science (I think physics?) was entropy. What is ordered will tend to become disordered. Though really the concept is way more involved than that, what I remember basically is that things in our world inevitably turn to chaos. No arguements there. You see this play out all around us..... Such as in my house (and I'm sure everyone's house who is reading this). You have to fight to keep things ordered. (And I don't think that is how God created the world to be, but that things have been broken and need fixing by Him, just as an aside)
To that end, I'm taking an idea from Pinterest and working towards slowly deep cleaning and organizing our house. I've made a list of all the spaces I would like to organize/deep clean and everyday I'm going to try and cross one off. The idea is that each task should take no longer than an hour, so it's not so overwhelming. Sure maybe I'll skip a day sometimes, or maybe I'll do two on one day--but it will get done. Here's my list.
You can see I already went through our medicine cabinet and my closet. Today I did our study closet--which definitely took more than an hour, because that is the closet where we put everything that we don't know what to do with (plus all my pants/skirts/dresses. Yes my clothes take up two closets.....). But I feel so great now that it's finished! So here are some grainy pictures to share my process.
Phew, it might not look that much different to you, but it is loads better.
And yes we might have to have another garage sale when this is all said and done....
I'm also in the process of painting something.
So stay tuned for more on that.
I've finished my latest drawing.
I'm calling it Color Machine and it's now available on Society6 as various products.
And I also bought new kickin' glasses from Glass Optical (an awesome new optical shop in Oak Cliff).
I love them! Mainly because they are so different from the usual kind of glasses I pick. For instance, here is me last summer modeling a new (at the time) pair.
My hair sure has grown as well. Longer hair and bigger glasses. Same bookshelf.
And to close, last Saturday night we got the opportunity to see Gungor live. So wonderful and amazing and encouraging! Like this..
That cellist, I mean wow. He wasn't there Saturday, but another cellist and violinist were. Great show.
I'm starting to collect customer pics and featuring them on my website. You can see a bunch over on the Store page. So if you've bought something of mine, I'd would love to see how my art looks in your daily life! And I can feature you in a blog post (if you want).
In other news I've been experimenting--with the help of my dad and his awesome printer---with making prints of my artwork. You can also buy quality prints on my Society6 shop, but I would like to have a stash of my own to sell signed prints on Etsy and in art markets. So I'm excited about that!
Confession: When I get paid by Society 6, I almost always turn around and spend that money on Society 6. For instance, I'm super excited about what I just ordered. This pillow by Eric Fan.
And this mug by Vin Zzep.
I'll probably be sharing much more art made by others on this blog, because I recently became a curator on Society 6. That basically just means that if I share stuff, and if somebody happens buys said stuff through my link, then I get part of the profits. I don't expect to make tons of cash doing this program, but it's something I like to do anyway--discovering and sharing new artists....
And then I can turn around and spend that money on more art.....
Like this print: Luella by Sofia Bonati.
A brief update on my gears drawing. I finished the gears and am now figuring out the background.
And my stinking cute niece.
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