Today I just wanted to watch a movie and do some crocheting. A while ago, I made a hot air balloon, and today, I made another one. This one is a little more frilly and whimsical…and pink..and purple. I took a picture of them both side-by-side.
Now, all that’s left is to find a place to hang it.
Later, I’ll be listing my TARDIS after taking some really nice pictures of it. I’m so proud of that painting. I put a lot of work into it and into making all the details nice and the lines straight. I misplaced my ruler, so I had to use Balsa wood (that was warping) to get my lines – I had to re-draw everything 4 times on the canvas before I could even start thinking about painting it.
Sometimes I feel like I’m oozing failure – which is weird after feeling on top of the world yesterday. Paypal got messed up because I was trying to apply for a debit card from them for *my* paypal account, so I have to send in a bill with my name on it (which, might take a bit of creativity – I’ll have to find a bank statement instead) and my ID and whatever. Because I don’t have my own credit card and used “our” credit card to verify my address. Then I applied for an online bank account, so I have a separate one for business stuff – to keep track of my art supplies and whatever, and that failed too – I don’t know why.
Half of me thinks and feels like it’s stupid and unnecessary and I’ll be fine without it, but the other half is like, WHY?! AM I NOT GOOD ENOUGH?!
But! I’m buying Hogwarts Robes this month, so *happy*.
I’ve been exercising a lot too…still. Kinect + walking. Hoping that pays off eventually. I need to get some new clothes this summer.
Haven’t cooked *as* much this week, Alex make bbq burgers last night. There’s been some messed up stuff with the air and the OZONE that sort of messed with our heads this week – so we had some cheap food and leftovers most of it.
Yesterday I made a really cool watercolor painting, that inspired me to create a similar painting with acrylic on an 8×10 canvas. Again it’s relatively simplistic, although, I had a broader color palette this time and did an undercoat of pink before applying the blue to make an interesting periwinkle sky. The fairy’s dress is just a faded shade of the colors of the plants surrounding her – I used black to outline it all because I like how it stands out. I wanted to try something different though, so I added white dots at the end across the painting to give it a different, more grunge like feel, as opposed to the smooth swirly feel in the watercolor.
I really love how both paintings turned out in their similarities and differences. I might try and do some more of these in watercolor, as I learned that I actually prefer it when I’m doing something like this. I think it’s because of how much I need the paint to flow…
Today, I’m doing a little better. Still averse to coughing and sneezing all over my paints – not to mention making my neck-ache worse (hate colds or whatever this is). So I think, I’m going to build another fairy house with one of the tiny cardboard boxes we recently got instead. This may or may not become an obsession, but it’s really fun, and a good way to be creative without spewing all over my paintings. I’ll probably be planning out what to do with my next three canvases too, and deciding whether I should focus on larger or smaller paintings. I find that I enjoy small paintings more because it’s easier for me to focus on adding lots of little details without getting so bored from laying on the huge amount of background that I feel the need to hurry my way through so I can get to what I wanted to paint before I forget. I guess that’s what happens when I start painting in layers as opposed to all at once…go figure. It’s something to work on anyway, which is always good.
Maybe instead of coloring on paper, I’ll paint on card-stock and use that as the interior to the house…