Day 8 of #28februaryflowers. An example of a “love something in the painting- not really sure about the rest”. I really love how the dark inky background came out and how the pink in the flowers contrasts it. But Im not really thrilled about the flowers, there is just something thats not quite right.
Day 6 of #28februaryflowers , (almost on day 7…) Another little look into the mini sketchbook. not even a week in to the challenge and I’m already struggling a bit… I find writing captions is really hard for some reason.
#28februaryflowers . Another vase lady. It wasn’t something I had planned when drawing her, but I think she might be doing yoga? It’s funny how sometimes your creations creates their own narrative. #namaste I guess ?
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Day 4 of #28februaryflowers .
I drew a bunch of these vase ladies a while back, and even though I liked them, I thought there was something missing. So yesterday I decided to play around with them on the computer, creating a collage using one of my floral patterns. (I feel like my love of bright and bold 60s-70s patterns shines through in my design…). And I do think I found the “missing piece”!
I like the mix of light and dark, funny and tragic. Im trying to find myself in my art again, making art for myself and not only what I think others will like.
Sometimes when I’m stuck, I pick up the “Wreck this journal” by Keri Smith. There is something rather nice about having someone else tell you what to create (but without any guidelines). I bought it a long time ago to try to help cure a creative slump. But I ended up owning it for a long time without even starting, it was just standing on the shelf untouched, like a testament to my lack of inspiration (and also to my tendency to compare myself and my creativity with others, as I had looked up online what others filled their journal with which also stopped me). But one day I picked it up and just started. And I guess that’s the most important thing about creativity and creating. To just get started!
First post of 2020, a self portrait seemed like as good of a start as any to the new year. Hello!
Some florals in the midst of winter. Another little sketchbook entry.