So last Sunday I finally made some art time for myself. I was home alone with the kitty-how peachy keen and wonderful that was. I started off by cleaning off my work table...boy did that feel good.
After being away from the play space for over a week it was great to have a clean place to rekindle my creative juices.
I started a new painting too, but I haven't gotten very far.
This just looks like a mess right here but it will be an owl on a snowy night. Sitting on that lower branch.
This is just my first paint layout. I've added some more details to this and also sketched out and placed down my first paint layer for my owl. More about this later.
Having this new dog who is still being kept away from the the cat, I've had to adjust my art time schedule. The cat is upstairs and the dog is kept down, and my studio is upstairs in the small spare bedroom. Until the hubby gets home to manage the the dog, I can't go up and work as easily. Art time had been cut back, but I am still managing to squeeze in a little time- well actually I am needing that little bit of time-it really helps me manage the stresses of life.
What a gift that is to be able to find an hour in the evening.
Stresses have been pretty high-work had been crazy and my mother's forgetfulness is getting pretty severe. She's exploded with anger lately because we don't want her out driving for fear she won't know where she will end up.
They do say when it rains it pours.
I know that is cliche but its so true. You can see why cliches became cliches.
So here's a journal page I did make. The background is a gelli print I made back in the summer. I added everything else to it this past week. One of my favorite parts is the daisies. I stamped them with white pigment ink on black paper, and used some Pan Pastels to color the centers and the stems.
Now that I am looking at a photograph of this page online I am thinking it could use something else.
maybe next time I can squeeze that hour in.
So I am linking this page to Paint Party Friday. Check out some great art from some very talented people.
Thanks for visiting and taking a few minutes out of your day to read my post.