My week was tiresome, and for the tiny body that I encompass it was too much at some points. So I will get some much needed rest, while you enjoy my photo essay that highlights the week.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The girls came up with a Hot glue plumfoit, which is what I call the puffy bottom part of a dress, or ballgown.
When you’re directing something, you absolutely have to be involved in all layers of the process. – Cate Blanchett
My mother got a new bed, and it is very fancy.
Seba did some of this, and it made me happy.
And then this happened, & was great until I realized 4 hours had past by. I had to take a break/nap while my mother went bead-happy. So many beads, so little time.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Resin, with string arranged into a flower. Then more resin is poured, and viola!
The week began clashing as the colors I mixed onto this color camo, which became the backdrop to other layers on top for a painting we’re working on.
Two color camos I worked on, red being the basis.
As any new and daring journey continues, one finds that in order to move forward one must take steps back & learn. I for one did so this week, and I realized a couple of things. For the first time I feel I belong to something original, and inspiring. Well that’s not entirely true, because I have had many opportunities just as great. The Governor Honors program, which had some of the most talented, humble individuals from all over Georgia, comes very close to what I am living in now. But I feel this is the most fun I’ve had in such a long time! I don’t ever want to leave. I feel as though I cannot imagine my life without it. I guess that’s what they mean when people say “you just know” only I’m not getting married in this case. It’s the feeling of belonging that many seek, and I am so very grateful to have found such a treasure amongst the greater Atlanta area.
These girls mentor me, and are so great at what they do. That’s 007 they’re working on!
The most Handsome of pinks I think.
I love the blurred effect of this, which forces you to take many steps back. I find as the symbol of my week, and the goal of my life in a way.
Where else can you express philosophy, parenting tips, and paint all in one beautiful day? I’m not just learning skills towards my career…I’m learning skills for life. Alright, enough about how happy I am, right? No! I want everyone to be as happy, & I wish everyone blissful days of success and genuine love. There is enough meritocracy in the world so produce something original, something worth your time, and culture. When you know, you know.
Ah, the science of art. I shall document various terms as I learn more about them. Then I will showcase my results. Art and science are so closely related, in fact you couldn’t have one without the other.
Encaustics- 2parts bees wax, 1part paraffin. Careful not to burn. Don’t go above 350 degrees, or will explode in your face.
Damar Resin- Melt into the wax mixture, careful not to burn. It allows a healthy shine to emerge from within your work. Remember to strain the wax/damar mixture.
Liquin- Used with oil to increase drying time, looks great on plexi. Worst art supply smell…ever.
Here is the result of me + oil + plexi & 4 hours:
& some more random Studio shots 🙂
I’m learning to balance 5 things at once, and I can’t imagine adding anything more than what I am handling at this moment. I am planning on beginning an architectural painting. Probably someone you may know, but I will not give away any information until I know exactly, and I like surprises myself. Motivation of the week: Don’t look for love, for when you find what you love to do love finds you. Cherish every moment, and realize that you have no certainty in this life. Regardless of who you may be, we’re all the same in the end, and there is always a new beginning awaiting your loving spirit.
It began as a mist could, which gently rolls in. Then it poured, and swiftly made it’s ways deep into the Earth. The week has been, yet another, well planned venture up the scale of my curiosities. A gentle push into the yonder of my imagination. My dreams of understanding exactly what force is driving me to my highest potential. I suppose it’s nothing more than the need to tell a story. Compose, edit, write some more, and finally send off into the great abyss that is life. Nothing is achieved without trying, and cheers to the weeks to come.
This is one of many work spaces I will be doing science, I mean art experiments.
I look forward to painting a horse next week, and learn of where I stand in my levels of skill.
I am also very thankful to have met such talented individuals who have mentored me into the beautiful, and great world that is art.