I've been quiet on here all of May and most of June for good reason. We've moved! Most of my creative energy has gone into packing, moving, settling, selling and buying household items, getting our old house ready for tenants, etc. I'm finally starting to get out of the fog of moving enough to be able to focus a bit more time on my art business.
Thankfully my Etsy shop has not been quiet these last two months. Even just today I'm finishing up two tattoo commissions, which I thought I'd share the process about here.
The first is a single double daffodil. A mother wanted it to represent March, the month her son was born. Here's a couple of progress photos, from the initial sketch to the finished drawing. The inside of that flower sure was a puzzle.
And then just today I've been working on this design -- a cancer ribbon surrounded by some gladiolus flowers which symbolize strength.
Once I wrap that up, I'm going to start a pet portrait. This will only be my second one -- and will involve both a dog and a bird -- so it'll be a nice challenge!
Also, Ransom and I have been painting rocks today, which is a fun art project we can both get into. I'll have to post some pictures of the finished rocks once they dry.
A place to share the process. A space to be honest about the triumphs and trials of my daily life as an artist and mama. Writing motivates and refreshes me.