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Yarn Balloons

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.

Life

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. :P

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.

Food

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.

Pink Thicket

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…

Playing with Cardboard Again

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…

Bubble Fairy (and Transmutation)

So today, I got in my gaming keypad and spent the morning getting used to it while listening to some podcast about Sherlock Holmes (the movie, with RDJr.). I found a sweet spot in Nagrand above the throne of elementals where, well, all the elementals live and you can farm for motes to your hearts content. I caved and bought motes of fire from the Auction House but there were no Motes of Air or Primal Air to be found (same thing with the Overcharged Capacitor. I finally gave up and abandoned the quest. If it ever comes back, I’ll pick it up again) until I found the spot where the Storming Wind-Rippers lived. I’ll be getting used to my new keypad over the next few days questing, and then when I’m used to it, maybe I’ll try it out in a dungeon or two.

It’s hard to get used to, but I really like it so far, and I think it’ll be really simple once I’m fully adapted.

So then, after the Holme’s podcast, I put in some more Harry Potter and got out my watercolors. It always helps me to do something when I’m listening to things, I don’t really know why. Habit, I guess. So while Jim Dale was talking about the Marauder’s Map and Quidditch and Dementors, I was painting a fairy floating amidst bubbles.

bubble fairy

I added a wizard hat because it seemed fun. I’ve had sort of an obsession with bubbles or polka dotted backgrounds lately. I don’t know why, it just adds a bit of interesting-ness. So I made another drawing.

fairy with polkadot backgroundI used a pen until the ink was being weird and then used the special comic-making inky marker/pen Alex got last summer. I like the effect, kinda reminds me of 101 Dalmatians….

Life Fairy

She restores life where-ever she goes and when her light fades new life shines. Her last breath will be her most beautiful moment – her life fulfilled in restoring others to see the beauty in theirs. (16×20 Acrylic)

Life Fairy

Based on my Concept.