A month or longer of barren canvas languished in the musty corners of my brain. Guilt, longing, and a quiet desperation grew louder. A scribble, a scrap - anything! So much busy-ness
created an obstacle path - I couldn't even find my journal. So I grabbed what I could find, applied gesso, and painted the emotion within.
The following two images started with the same Cover Girl ad of Drew Barrymore's lovely face, as well as the same background colors of acrylic paint. I will add to these variations on a theme to see where else it can go.
One of my biggest obstacles recently was the death of my old computer's hard drive. Some of my images are lost forever... Along with them I lost my awesome and super-easy photo editing program that had lots of cool effects. I haven't been able to play with my photos, not even to resize them so that they would upload here. That all changed this evening thanks to Miss Em (thanks honey!). Now I can really play with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) to have fun with my photos.
There was a wee bit of artsyness going on this summer, especially for my sweetie's b-day. I made him a mini-journal with childhood and present memories. Here is just one page from that "dossier." P.S. Look at that CUTE kid! That's my sweetie circa 1968ish. And then more fun with GIMP: Hockeyboy a la cubism, and Neon Hockeyboy. Cool!