Impatiently waiting for simple feedback on a graphic design project that's due in less than an hour and that should have been assigned sooner, but wasn't due to poor planning. #passiveaggressiverambling So here's a charcoal skull study done while waiting.
Ok.. deep breath in ... and .... GO! Lately I have been thinking about how enmeshed I am in my artwork . It's my emotions, my healing , my curiosity , my safe place, so much more . I receive very encouraging comments from people saying things like how they admire my discipline and commitment in the time spent and consistency in my painting . It is very uplifting to hear these comments, but I will never see it that way . I don't clock in and clock out of my painting time. It's not a process of start to finish .Time spent painting is how I discover life and myself and myself in life. The layers are alive and I can see all the stories woven through when I view these stages . When I was taking my photo today, which has been something I have become more insecure about, I was thinking how great it is for me to have photo and timeline of myself in all of the stages of my paintings. I like that you can see the art in many places, along side my person .
I know there are people who find it annoying to have my face in every shot of my process. They may see it as arrogant and just another selfie . And believe me , I know some people follow my pretty face over my art , thats fine. There are many times I have wanted to explain or justify why I do this, and held back because if I did answer the questions of why I am in every photo, I would be defaulting to what is comfortable for me, and I don't necessarily like this trait in myself (trait of over explaining my actions ) .. and this, here, what I just said, is just a part of why I do this ig face thing . So, no this wasn't me just doing what I said I didn't want to do.. ... that last sentence on the other hand ... :p if you are still following what I am rambling about, I'm impressed, maybe a bit worried ... it's just what I've been thinkn' about... that's all. .... and deep breath out . Have a good night :) #whyicannottweet
Wow, it's been weeks since I've posted a drawing on social! And starting up again with an extreme foreshortening sketch was....well it's a drawing! The best part is this is the last page in this sketchbook. Which means I get to start a brand new one!! Or maybe I should finish the other dozen I currently have that are partially completed 🤔
I've always disliked #signing my work - the act of doing it and the way it distracts from the composition (even if just on the gallery style edge). Lately I've been noticing more unsigned contemporary #paintings in galleries & museums. I'm considering reverting to just signing the backs ...thoughts on this? #autograph#dogcameo#texture