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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

ARTsy wednesday

last week when i was sick as can be and could only maneuver between the bed and the couch, i was trying to get as much rest as possible but also feeling extremely anxious and guilty that a new year had begun and that i had done nothing creative yet

so i decided to grab the box of embroidery yarn that we have had for years and start stitching over the small acrylic paintings i had recently done

it was an easy and clean way to be in bed but to be doing something at the same time

the process of stitching, mending, joining together and building on what is already there came accidentally but it’s exactly how twenty twenty was supposed to start for me

on a personal level and on a creative level

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

ARTsy wednesday

been slowly adding to my collection of acrylic portraits

i think twenty nineteen will go down as the year when i painted the most faces and that makes me feel happy and accomplished

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

this girl is on her way to her new home in seattle