Friday, April 2, 2010

you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts.

You know when you work on something for hours and hours on end and you either get completely blinded, and are unable to judge whether you are doing something right, or you just end up not liking it at all.
I had one of those moments yesterday after painting all day. I wanted to scrap my Amelie flash, and start over, but instead I put my brushes down, and put the painting away and let it sit over night.
I came to work, not wanting to paint, so I kept myself occupied with some fabric and embroidery for a few hours, till I finally felt ready to take a look. To my surprise I liked my painting better today than yesterday, and decided to finish. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, the artichoke is my favorite :)


I've been working on an off on some other small pieces as well, I was gonna scrap all these, but now that I haven't looked at them for a few days I'm thinking they might be OK. Maybe I am just being too hard on myself? Who knows. 




I love being at work, and being around the girls, and guys there all day, it's so incredibly inspiring, and refreshing! I do however miss doing other crafts. I have a sock to knit, yes, just one. I have some prints to make, not paint, but gocco. And I have some pictures to scrapbook, albums maybe.






It's been raining non stop all day, but other than being cold and wet, the rain does some amazing things, like,  make everything incredibly green and pretty.
I noticed these while walking the dogs this morning, and ran back inside and grabbed my camera <3
Love!


The pageant is only a week away! I have some serious practicing to do for my talent, hah! Other than that I am pretty happy, and excited! 

I hope you all had a wonderful week, and that you'll have lots of lovely sunshine this weekend!

xo.

24 comments:

Pinkzombies said...

i love it all, your amazing

Miss September said...

i love all of your paintings. the lock and key are my favorite from this set. I would love to have it tattooed on me someday. have a great weekend!

Taylor said...

Ahh! I adore your Amelie flash!! You are sooo incredibly talented! and I love the other three as well!! GOOD LUCK in a week at the pagent! SO exciting!!

cArLa said...

i love your amelie painting! that movie is amazing!

i agree with stopping with the work and letting it sit overnight... i get too worked up on a detail and start obsessing about it... 9 times out of 10, i end up finishing my work.

good luck at the pageant!

Betty said...

I love them all. You are being too hard on yourself. I am too so I know how it is but trust me all the paintings are amazing! The skull on top of the books is my favorite.

flying scissors said...

What a highlight,

i love the dwarf in paris polaroid the most.abd the artichoke is amazing too. If i can pick some at the market today, they´ll be for dinner.

I would love to get a tattoo by you- there is just a flight over the oceans.

Have a great weekend.

sandy said...

All the paintings are wonderful!!! The artichoke and lock and key are my favorite!!! xo

MissAlyssa said...

i love the umbrella painting! cuteness

Jodie said...

aw the new flash is awesome, im glad you decided not to scrap it, don't be so hard on yourself babe! you are amazingly talented :)

already one week away? eek i can't wait to see how you go at the pagent!


xx

Eden said...

Every time you post pictures of prints....I die. They are all amazing. I just want a huge collage of them in my living room. :)

you are SO talented.

samboy said...

the amelie flash is amazing! :O

I love the heart locket too, sooo pretty! x

Melanie said...

I love the little gnomes!

Gun Street Girl said...

I love the skull and the books!
And anything to do with Amélie is all right by me.

ohmydeer said...

your paintings look amazing! and your scrapbooks are so fun and colorful i love it!

Katie Hansen said...

what is your talent!?!

susannahbean said...

I love that lock and key painting!!

Danielle said...

Best Flash Idea!

Ashleigh said...

That artichoke has stolen my heart! One of the best vegetables by far :) I love your work and your posts, very inspiring!

dk said...

Yes, you are being too hard on yourself! These are sick.

I do the same thing with mine. I think they suck one night, the next day, not so much.

I think it helps to walk away. Lately I've been forcing myself to just do black spitshading one night, then color the next. It helps break up the painting into a process instead of a rush job, for me anyway. Keep posting them!

Anonymous said...

Glad you didn't scrap the Amelie stuff. It's really good :)

Han said...

I love the film Amelie! It's awesome!

I love the bit where she guides the blind man to the metro station

lauren ♥ said...

ooooh, love those bleeding hearts! (the flowers in the last photo) <3

Sarai said...

LOVE <3 your drawings!
Youre totally making me want to get
a tattoo!
:)

jess said...

the flowers are 'bleeding hearts'.... i have seen them where they are all white also which i love, but regardless the colour they are a wonderful flower. the lock and key art is lovely.