My Art

ARTsy wednesday

on the weeks when i have the school pod here, while the girls are busy with school work upstairs in the “school room”, i try to keep myself busy downstairs

while they are here, i am here in the house as well

from 8am until 3pm

most of the time i keep myself busy by making rainbow makers and restocking my etsy shop however, lately i have been busy creating smaller art pieces

i am trying to find ways to be financially independent once again

something i always was but have not been for the past 11 years

slowly but surely, right?

happy ARTsy wednesday friends

misundersstood (sold)

self reflection

my favorite color is purple

skinny love (sold)

not so blue blue

orange crush

disconnected (sold)

everything is not as it seems (sold)

give me a reason

all dressed up nowhere to go

blue (sold)

ARTsy wednesday

the weeks when Lilian is away at William’s, are my hardest weeks

so i have been trying to keep busy and trying to find myself through art again

portraits in oil pastels is how it all began in the mid nineties

there’s a certain freedom to them that i don’t feel with oils or acrylics

these are all done on large wallpaper samples

some of them have titles

some of them do not

happy ARTsy wednesday

(sold)

fast car (sold)

there’s no truth in hiding

they don’t love you like i love you

Albert

before there was you there was me

time is contagious. everybody is getting old

ARTsy wednesday

stitching has become like therapy for me

while i am stitching, it is like i am in a meditative state and all worries go away

i feel like the only thing i have control of these days is stitching my paintings

yet, it is not lost on me the irony that the more i stitch, the more life unravels around me

happy ARTsy wednesday friends! (on a thursday. it is thursday right?)

UPDATE: it’s friday. i totally lost a day. it’s ok. i’m ok…

ARTsy wednesday

with homeschooling taking place and all after school activities cancelled, Lilian has had more time to create more art

she painted and stitched her own canvas, has created some really sweet watercolors, sewn felt donut animals (pictured in last week’s around here post), and made yarn kitties (not pictured)

there is some good with the bad…

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

Lilian and her bestie Bergen. because she misses her like crazy

spring flowers. a birthday card for our neighbor who turned seventy two

Lilian is obsessed with black widow and has organized a red room group. i am the head mistress

she actually created this while school was still happening for a third grade friend who always likes to wear black but was being questioned by another third grader (who was wearing a rainbow) why she never wears happy colors

ARTsy wednesday

i have not drawn or painted many men

that said, when marc jacobs posted this picture of himself on instagram, i knew i had to paint it

marc has been a fashion inspiration to me since he designed that iconic grunge collection for perry ellis

i am quite pleased with how he turned out (he too “liked” it on insta after i tagged him on it)

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

ARTsy wednesday

after i finished painting this portrait, i wasn’t sure if i was fully happy with how she turned out

or if i wanted to stitch her

so i put her aside and let her sit for a while

and then one morning she called out to me so i sat down and began stitching her

i am glad i did because with the stitching, she became who she was meant to be