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“wiggly pinwheel”

It’s been 5 weeks since I posted anything or looked at anyone else’s blogs. 😭

I had to pack up my art supplies so we could decorate for Christmas and have a beautiful house (I’ll post an Xmas blog with the pictures and whatever words I can squeeze out. lol!) That meant all the art stuff had to go in boxes down to the garage.

Ifelt so angry when I was doing it, though I agreed to do because I love to make the house look lovely and super Christmassy. It’s probably my favorite part of the holiday season. More on that in the Xmas post.

It’s been really hard to deal with, not being able paint. I did some drawings, but I’m not great at it, I don’t love doing them as much. Until recently it was difficult on my eyes (lots more on that soon).

“Wiggly Pinwheel”
That’s what I saw. What do you see in the painting below?

I painted this last night. I wanted to make an atmosphere of joy and exuberance because I was so happy to be painting! It felt healing. Hooray for art therapy!
 I listened to The Police while I painted. I started loving them was I was 13 when my aunt bought me Synchronicity for Christmas. And that was that. 😀
I used some odd tools to make this, brushes and palette knives, of course, but also things like plastic silverware, toothbrushes, paper towels and little straws.

It was fun to make and I think it looks happy.

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terraced caverns postcard

terraced caverns postcard

last week i butted heads with mania and came out, well, manic! i’m not as revved up as i was then, but it’s still here, not far away, just under the surface. not the surface of my mind or my skin, but the surface of my heart. it’s leaking out. out of my eyes, my mouth, my skin. you can see it on me.

the crazy moods led me to spend a ridiculous amount of money on watercolor paints. art supplies are my favorite indulgence, but this was just silly. 😀 they arrived today and they inspired me to paint! that’s been kind of difficult. i want to paint, but i almost feel like i physically can’t. i tried to force myself to, and i did paint all over a piece of paper, but i didn’t enjoy it and i knew without even having to look at the painting when it was dry to know it was nothing i wanted to share.

but the paints arrived today and i was so excited! i regretted the purchase right after i made it, but today i wasn’t sorry. as you can see from this painting, i chose all purples, reds, and blues. i’m trying out a variety of different brands this time.

i had fun painting this, and i actually like the way it turned out. 🙂 yay!

all of that and there’s still another day of weekend left! i look forward to sunday because andrew always cooks pancakes for breakfast. we have a lot of food traditions that are fun; they give me things to look forward to. we just finished homemade pizza, the regular saturday evening meal. it was delicious and i think i’m ready to paint more!

hope everyone in blogsville is doing well! ❤