With great lackluster, I started this painting yesterday. Today, I found my mojo again and remembered that it’s all about enjoying myself. I’ve been so stressed out lately, imposing so many rules on myself whether they involve my behavior towards others, my parenting/daughtering skills, and my work. This morning, I tried my best to shove […]
I haven’t worked on these postcards for a while. One of my main inspirations to return to these watercolor collages was this post by Carly Swenson, whose blog NakedCarlyArt I really enjoy. Check out the bubble wrap in her work; made me rush for my roll of bubble wrap and start playing again!
I have to agree with my friend. They look like zombies at the moment. But to me, this is the most exciting part: I have the whole canvas more or less covered the way I want it. It’s time to start ‘fixing’ this mess. I think I would have completed this painting today. I am […]
I started this three days ago. Until this morning I had an uncomfortable relationship with this painting. I wasn’t happy, it wasn’t giving me the buzz I usually get when I’m this far into a painting. So I watched a section of a Dali video and thought: screw this, I don’t like the painting, I’m […]
I started this painting a while ago but just got back to it today. I still have some decisions to make about it. As always, please no comments until it’s done. Sometimes people give me suggestions and although I appreciate that, I like to work on my paintings without other people’s voices in my head!
I started this painting yesterday. I didn’t think I’d get this far, but I got really into it. I’m very much enjoying the patterning, and I made it a rule to avoid all opaqueness, which is very different from my usual approach to painting. I only broke the rule at the end because it was […]
To use the term of the decade, this video was a total fail (cross the bridge for the video, I changed things around a bit). But I thought I’d post it anyway because it’s kinda clutzy like me. And it actually has a few informative seconds if you filter out the mistakes, pauses and technical […]
When I started the video Lub-Dub, I decided to use tracing paper which I thought would be both versatile and practical (since I don’t use proper animation software). I also love the fierce crinkle, especially after being heavily sketched on (I did suffer not a paper scratch, but a vicious paper stab-never crumple up heavy […]
I know it’s been a while since I posted anything on Fairuz. She has been giving me hell but I think we’re approaching completion. My paint-drenched fingers are crossed. So I’m hoping by the weekend we’ll be done. Hopefully before, it depends on how she behaves.
My daughter’s question prompted me to search my photos of Ophelia in progress. I was shocked at the pictures I found, and flooded by a deluge of memories and emotions ranging from sadness to whimsy. The photos have made me realize how ephemeral my works, in their varioius stages, can be and why it is […]