Saturday, 12 April 2014

Wishful Thinking

So the weekend is here again. Any exciting plans on the horizon? Work has been quite a heavy load this week, so I'm super excited to do pretty much nothing. Of course, that sounds like the perfect plan...that is, until I pop into the studio and end up getting my hands busy. I guess the best thing to do would be to lock my studio and ask my kids to hide it for safe keeping. :)

It's wise to get away from work once in a while, especially as an artist, where projects and commissions are basically on the top of the priority list. It's not easy to find time to actually create your own personal work. Which is bad, because your personal work helps you build a solid portfolio to help you find work in the first place.

Anyway, I eventually made time, and here are a couple of fruitful sessions in the studio... I've gone an extra mile and decided to splash some paints around!

The Great Escape, graphite and acrylics on paper.

The Giant Picnic, graphite and acrylics on paper.

Well it sure felt good to paint in this much details after such a long absence of painting at all. I must admit that I don't do enough of it because of the little time I have. Sometimes I wish I could clear away an entire week and just paint to my heart's content. :)

So tell me, what have you been up to?


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Muses Within Us

Have you ever thought about your art recently? What inspires your work, what drives you to create what you do? What evokes the emotions that lie far beneath your soul? If like me, you tend to portray your moods and feelings through the characters in your art, then I'm sure that you have muses who linger within you each time you pick up a pencil or a brush. Many artists do, and through this, they manage to successfully deliver masterpieces out to the world.

Here are a few outstanding works of art that will evoke your emotions and awaken the muses inside you...

Art by Lori Earley

May you muses shine and live in you forever.

Much love,