Wednesday, November 25, 2009

a much needed break

recently i've been attempting to whittle down my half-finished projects list but working on one thing every day. my self-imposed rule was that when i ran out of something (i.e. thread, quilt binding, etc.) i would set it aside and pick up something else. well i'm happy to say that when i ran out of thread for the advent calendar quilt i'm aggravatingly close to finishing, i decided i needed a break from sewing. so i started painting and drawing.

first i painted this for my room. it was fun. i love orange.

then i drew these. i picked up these hideous brown cheap frames from a yard sale a month or so ago, sprayed painted them a cheerful yellow, and then shelved them because i wasn't quite sure what to do with them. suddenly inspiration hit--why not draw some simple little portraits of my husband and i to hang above our separate sides of the bed? and...voila! silly ink drawings that look pretty much like us. though i think my face is WAY chubbier than this in real life.

then...drumroll please...after a YEAR AND A HALF of being annoyed with this monstrosity, i finally decided to just finish the dang thing already and move on. i have to say that as difficult and obnoxious as this was to paint (why oh WHY would i think that many colors on one huge canvas was a good idea??)i am pretty proud of it. and i have no idea where to put it. alas.

i feel pretty good getting back to doing art. i've spent the last year mainly sewing which is fun but i've been jonesing to wield a brush for months now.


foldreformer said...

I want to see these photos so badly, but they are not showing up, is there anything you can do, or is it a problem on my end?

foldreformer said...

I love your paintings! And your advent calender, its pretty amazing :O)