My Art

Think me

I’m joining Ariella (who writes one of my favorite blogs) who joined Juliana on a series of self portraits.

When I read Ariella‘s post, I could totally relate.

There is so much about me that I don’t like and that I would change. Physically, I’m never as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it.

I don’t like my left eye. (I have felt like this since I was a child) It turns in a bit and it is very noticeable in frontal shots. Profile shots are much better for me which is why I usually shoot myself that way.

When I read Juliana‘s post, I could also totally relate on the emotional level.

Just yesterday I cried about this. (yes, I cried)

Becoming a new mom has been wonderful but also one of the biggest emotional challenges.

As uncomfortable as I am in front of the camera, I have for the last 6 years started a personal collection of self portraits.

This is something that I have done mostly for my own artistic studies of…well, myself.

Just the other day I was thinking about doing a post about bathroom portraits. Most of my self portraits have been taken in my own bathroom, bar bathrooms, restaurant bathrooms, hotel bathrooms, you get the picture.

I have a thing for self and bathrooms. 😉

Right after I read Ariella‘s post, I ran into our bathroom and took these self portraits.

I have no make-up on, I haven’t showered and I’m in my house dress. (yes, I wear a house dress)

see my left eye?

much more comfortable this way

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ARTsy wednesday

Two saturdays ago we did the ART walk in the design district and had a great time!

There were tons of people out, live music on the streets, lots (and I mean LOTS) of amazing art everywhere, it was a wonderful evening spent with Will, Lily and uncle Darren.

At one of the galleries, I was introduced to Charles Pfahl‘s work.

Charles‘s art is not typically something that I would be attracted to (I tend to like pretty art, the world can be an ugly place as is) however, days after seeing his works, I still couldn’t get it out of my head. (that’s what good art is supposed to do, right?)

His painting Archetype still haunts me.

As an artist I envied its size, its detail, its muted colors.

As a mother, I was not emotionally prepared to stand before it. I literally shed tears as I stood there.

It’s not every day that art affects me like that.

archetype (please click on the link, my picture does it no justice)

All those heavy feelings just came back to me all over again.

Let me bring it back to the light and fun side with some pictures from that night.

Lily, Will, me and uncle Darren at Swamp Space

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We have an artist!

Today through the South Beach Mommies Meet-up group we had ART in the Park at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

It was SOOOOOO much fun!

Almost 20 moms with their little ones showed up and for most of us, it was our little one’s first time painting.

There were blankets all spread out on the grass, paper and washable paints being shared all underneath the shade of a wonderful big tree.

Everyone had an amazing time, mommies and babies.

It was so wonderful being able to have had such an artistic experience with Lily. When I was pregnant, I would daydream about painting with Lily, and today it became real!

I think it’s the beginning of something really good. 😉

(Sorry for the picture overload but, I think in this case a picture (make that many) is worth a thousand words)

Lily and Sofia, first ones to arrive

starting on her first master piece

Lily, Sofia and Dylan

getting into the green

loving it!

getting all in it

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ARTsy wednesday

Hello……it’s ARTsy wednesday!

Does nobody else get as excited about this ARTsy day as much as I do? (I only heard from one of you on last week’s post)

Today’s artist is another favorite of mine (is it starting to sound like I have many favorites?): AMADEO MODIGLIANI (he has always been my artist crush.)

Amadeo Modigliani (can you say foxy?)

Just like some other of my favorite painters, Modigliani has inspired me in my own work.

cherry

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ARTsy wednesday

Today for ARTsy wednesday I would like to know what artist inspires you?

Do you have a particular piece of art that moves you the most?

Who and what moves you?

With that, my favorite artist is Gustav Klimt.

I love his work because to me, it is both traditional and modern.

I love the way he draws the female form.

I love his colors.

I have always been a big fan of this particular work of his.

Three ages of woman

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Botanical morning

Earlier this week Lily and I went off on an early walk to check out our local Botanical Gardens.

Before Lily was born, Will and I went a few times and I’m so glad that I finally took her over there because we both had a great time.

It was still early enough (9am) so it wasn’t too hot yet and there were no people other than the employees working on the flower beds.

We took our time cruising through the grounds, we checked some new and old sculptures, there were lots of flowers to look at, we spotted an herb garden, we even got to sit and relax in the shade under a big and beautiful tree.

It was a wonderful morning!

(Make sure you click on READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY, lots of pictures!)

flowering cacti

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