Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Painting muscles

I've been working out.
My painting muscles.
They have become flabby and weak over these past months. Typically I spend the winter months doing 'my own' work. In the past, this has meant that I painted whatever I wanted with no specific goal in mind. But as I have become more and more busy (and ok, a little bit successful, all good stuff!), I found that my winter didn't really allow that type of freedom.
I had a ton of deadlines.
My book manuscript was due.
StencilGirl grew (!) and required my attention.

Consequently, the muscle thing.
But I am back. Well, not quite, I should say I am almost back. I started this painting last Friday and finished it up yesterday. If felt good. Wish my second attempt also felt that good, but you know how these things go. It takes time and I will suffer with aches and pains. One step forward, two back for a day or two until I find my groove.
It reminds me why a regular painting regimen is so vital. And why I need to be careful to not lose myself so easily to the business requirements of life.
Ahem.....anyone else have an issue with this?

Monday, March 04, 2013

Revisiting Color Theory + a Give away

Quinn McDonald has written a lovely review of my book on her blog. She also took my section on Color Theory and turned it into a fun project which is a free video tutorial. Way to go, Quinn!! You can check it all out HERE and also enter the drawing for a free book.
But wait, there's more......Quinn's husband is a chef (that must be pretty sweet, huh?!?) and he also wrote a blog post which includes his video process making Katie Kendrick's soup. You can check out his post Here
So much fun.

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