Happy Thursday! Today's inspiration comes from a fantastic podcast I stumbled upon entitled "How the Brain Tells Real from Fake: From Fine Wine to Fine Art" on NPR's show "The Hidden Brain" with Shankar Vedantam. The podcast mentions the use of artist's "preparatory art work", and how each piece basically starts as a blueprint for the final piece. Yep, makes sense to me. I have many "blueprints" floating around the studio right now! All ready to eventually become crafted into finished pieces :) Moving on... Here's a snippet of my favorite part of the podcast transcript that inspired me to learn more about Michelangelo's "blueprint" process and his anatomical creations: "Artists, when they're coming up with the concept, or
inventione, of the artwork, will do various sketches to try to get a
composition that they like. And the composition of this preparatory
drawing is actually in the shape of an S. It…
Greetings! It's time to pop some champagne and sweep the gold leaf off my studio floor, because this year was one for the books. I sincerely feel like it's time to celebrate my art-iversary, AKA re-starting my artistic pursuits after a mini hiatus (I had two kids under two, and my life changed A LOT). What a year...or, more like year and a half. They say having #2under2 (yep, there's a hashtag) doesn't get easier til your second child turns 18 months. "Ha!", I thought. Actually, that was incredibly accurate. Every time I thought I had things ready to rumble with sustaining my art business, something would inevitably make it too challenging to maintain. Case in point: I haven't blogged since September 2018! Ho hum. Live and learn. Better luck next time. Or....here's a concept that I learned is 100% ok to embrace: simply slow down. I opted to slow down a bit til I found a method of creating art that was sustainable for my routine and respon…
You guys. I haven't blogged in over a year. "WHAT HAPPENED?!", you may ask. Well, I'll tell you exactly what happened. I had a small bumper crop of children. :P Just typing this post feels foreign. I can barely remember how to format this crap. What font did I normally use? Oh my stars. Here goes nothing.
As a new mother to two tiny humans, my life is so, so different from the way it was when I started this blog. If you recall, I started this whole spiel back in 2015 as a means to figure out what I wanted to do creatively with my art, etc. and it all just sorta...came together organically somehow. I blogged pretty religiously, too. It was cathartic. I
look back at my old posts about my artistic meanderings and
cringe/smile/cry/rock out (I had some badass musical jams in there!),
but mostly I reflect on what a wild ride its been and how grateful I am
for all the experiences and the people I've met along the way.