I finally found frames I love! I feel like the artwork has been transformed and elevated. Tomorrow is the big day for hanging a new show @westannapolisartworks. If you live in the area you should come see my new landscapes artwork in person! Up until the first of December.
Scenery and scribbles. Lately I’ve been experimenting more with expression through lines and scribbles...and the results have been fascinating. So wild how a single line can have so much power in conveying different vibes and emotions. Looking forward to translating some of these little musings to some big canvases soon!
We’ve caught some beautiful sunrises recently, maybe it’s all the crazy weather... momentary streaks of peach & pink run down the hill toward the lake. Most of the time we’re sleepy and take them for granted, but some mornings they completely wow us and end up as memories in my paints. This one is off to the framer for a bit of gold around the edges.
Dahlias in all the colors! 🎨 Do you ever use hot press paper? It's quickly becoming my favorite, but I don't see it mentioned as frequently as cold press. For more break-down comparing the two, head to the blog today; link in profile.⠀
Brush: Silver brush voyager series size 2⠀
Paint: @kuretakezig_usa watercolor pan set⠀
Pen: @sakuraofamerica Pigma Micron 03⠀
Paper: @cansonpaper Heritage hot press
Hey, loves. So this one’s kind of been a favorite of mine as of late. Not sure if it’s the dreamy shade of blue, the rainbows or the floral elements, but somehow, the magic was just there this time. Since then, I’ve been trying to recapture that special sauce and it’s honestly been a struggle and there have been many a day when I just want to throw in the towel, because I feel the well runneth dry. I’ve been here enough times to know that it’s all part of the process and that the groove does return but darn it, the frustration is real. Times like these, I’m grateful for friends like @emelinevilledary . One of her recent posts came at just the perfect time for me today. Go check it out as I can’t do it justice, but it’s another reminder that we are not alone in this and really, does anyone have their stuff all figured out all the time anyway? Thanks, girl.
🙌🏾 Yes...just a little 💖 check.
How was your Monday? I’m working on a super exciting series that will be released in a few days. Something that has been taking me way out of my comfort zone. You don’t want to miss it! Stay tuned! ✨✨✨
Happy Birthday!! To anyone who's birthday it is 😂😂 this was a fun page to draw! It's all our immediately families birthdays written out on one page. I love a good party and those always come with birthdays 🎉 🎊. When is your birthday? Mines November 15th (less than a month away!!)
Day 23: Coffin
Not so scientifically accurate but how we all can feels some days. I didn’t even start drinking coffee until I was 28! Then it was like ‘Whoa, I could have been enjoying this all this time!?!😱’
Keen to get painting today!☀️ I’ve even triple primed some canvases, 3 to be exact. The fourth wouldn’t fit onto the table last night. Fingers crossed they work out, I kind of need to get them first shot. 😬😀🙄
Obsessed by this close up of all my dirty jars . @boundedlight has the best eyes 👁👁👁. I really have been working hard at letting go of what success looks like and trying to prioritize finding the feeling of success in the little things.
That was the subject of my last Love Letter, which I'll be posting up on Medium at the end of this week!
In the meantime, maybe you are setting some goals for the next few weeks? I know I'm trying to look at the next three months, and my calendar is so packed that it's giving me anxiety already.
But I'm aiming for 75% attendance, and being able to answer YES to the question 'did I do my best'
how are you going to measure their 'success'? 📷@boundedlight
because an original is worth more than a copy. 😊 "Bubbly Personality"
6″ x 6″ ~Copyright 2017 & Beyond ~Kasie Sallee
*Copic Various Ink with silver on yupo, sealed with a liquid glass coating of #artresin
|| GIVEAWAY || In celebration of 1,000 followers, we're doing a little giveaway in thanks of all your encouragement and support. These wild roses and rosemary on stunning 5x7 handmade paper were drawn just for the lucky winner, which could be you! Just follow, like this post, and tag three friends to enter. The winner will be announced next Monday! ✨ #grownwildpaperco
Working on some NEW special pieces for @thehandmadepopup ✨✨ I’m so excited to be joining this merry band of makers! Be sure to mark your calendars for November 1st! #behindthescenes#wip#thehandmadepopup
I'm giving away this goodie (along with some other fun stuff) for our #youmatterjournaling kick off. 🙌 You can enter to win on Saturday. I'll post more details over at @gratitude52community (soon to be called YouMatterJournaling). See you over there! #hoorayforwatercolors 😍
My brain keeps coming back to this interconnected/connected/disconnected world that many of us live in now. I’m not sure what I want to talk about yet, but I can’t stop pondering it. I spend a lot of time alone, pondering and painting, which sometimes leads to weird unfinished Instagram captions (because I NEED to at least get it out of my head) or slightly incohesive blabbering when I occasionally inch out of my silent art cave and speak to others (@courtneycadkins 😂). I’m starting to feel isolated more often. I love being alone, but I’m starting to notice the disconnect. That’s all for now. If you have any thoughts on this, especially my friends who spend a lot of time working in solitude, I’d love to hear them. #melaniebiehle_inspiration#melaniebiehle_creativeprocess