We had a strange week - power outages, major car services and repairs, business trips, fighting virus' and extreme cold weather. Needless to say - it just felt like a cold bitter struggle. We are heading into the mountains for a long weekend away to do some trial running and mountain biking in very cold temperatures. I am totally having race entry anxiety and remorse due to not enough training and well, I always have remorse entering races - they just seem to do my nerves in.... after years and years of racing... I don't fully understand why? Regardless of my fitness and the cold, I'm definitely running or walking but I'm doing it #facingmyfears. And my baby girl is racing and it's her first 10km race and I'm dying to see how she does.
As much as I adore going away - it also does means 4 days out of my studio - eeeck! A four day weekend are the moments I usually maximize #InMyStudio! But I have a bag packed to do some writing, journaling and practice drawings and some knitting. Long cold days by the fire - nothing better than little things to do.
I managed to squeeze in a chunk of studio time yesterday to just play and work on old pieces that I had long since abandoned - bringing new life... what a joy!
This is one I stared a long time ago but I just couldn't get her right...
Much happier with her now!
This one I started in Italy in 2012 - I didn't have a grasp on Acrylics yet, so I tried to finish her with NeoColors, which was okay but it still bothered me that she wasn't where i wanted her to be. But I am happy to say, I managed to finish her last night.
This is exactly where I wanted her to be! So thrilled!
I remember Misty telling me some things in Italy, what to do to make the earrings look less flat and the face and eyes... I know it's not easy to teach these things to people who just can't see it - I am happy to say after two years of practicing - I'm starting to grasp those concepts and see things I never saw before... I guess it's about getting my eye in. I have to be honest - each time, I sit down with my paintbrush - I learn new things!
That to me is what makes this journey so exciting!
Funny enough, I also started this in Italy in 2012 and I also finished her in NeoColors but today she got some gesso and much needed facelift and make over...
I loved the piece but there were aspects I weren't happy with. It's wonderful to just play and whatever happens happens.
Anyway - I'm off to pack - have a beautiful weekend everyone!