Friday, April 23, 2010
I finally decided to stop in to my blog and say hello! I have no excuse except I've been in a slump, It all started the week of Easter... I got laid of from one of my jobs! The one i hated anyway but the way they did it made me so mad! I went in to work as I normally do and found I wasn't on the schedule anymore! I asked my boss what was going on and he shrugged his shoulders and said he had no idea, he made a phone call and then told me they had decided to cut me because I didn't have enough availability and there wasn't enough hours to go around... I was going to quit anyway but they could of at least called me and professionally told me what was going on, instead of me walking in to make a fool of myself, I mean, if I was going to quit I would at least give them notice, isn't that the professional thing to do? Well, I guess it's all for the best, I still work 2-3 days a week at my other job which I really like and it gives me time to do my art at home... you would think I would but no I find other things to do because lately I have no inspiration! well maybe a little... I've always liked to march to a little bit of a different beat, what I mean is I love creating my mixed media girls but sometimes I just get tired of doing the same thing,I usually won't do what others are doing, for example, .. like Fridas ( which I adore) but I feel I just can't make something any better than whats out there. For example Flor Larios' Fridas, so gorgeous, how could I make anything better than that!!!!So I just never go there. Alice in Wonderland is a huge theme and I have been asked to do a few, I have refused because there's so much amazing "Alice" art out there,... until now, I just fell in love with Alice in Wonderland when I went to see the movie and in 3D no less... I came home and just had to put on canvas, or wood or paper, what I see. I do feel though that my art is changing, maybe that why it's not selling as well but I have to do what my creative spirit is telling me to do, not what I should be doing to sell more art. It's about unleashing that creativeness not about mass production, that's how I see it anyway!
up above is my Alice Art Block... I haven't finished it yet ... but it does make me smile... I have something special in mind for this one, I will show it to you all when I'm done though...
And here's two tiny paintings of Alice and the Mad Hatter... I still have one more little one I'm working on... yes you guessed it... the Queen of hearts...here's a preliminary sketch in Red color pencil (I do most of my sketches in colored pencil... don't know why)... they measure 4x4...have you ever tried to do a mixed media on a small canvas? Don't know what I was thinking but it's not easy!!!
here's "Alice, Alice"
"The Mad Hatter had some Tea"
Queen of Hearts...
Anyway, i started all of these more than three weeks ago and then the job thing happened and I lost all train of thought. I know I need to get past it but I'm just still ticked off about it!!!
Ok.. I'm not going to go there again... sorry about all the venting! I promise not to stay away so long anymore!
Oh and I forgot to mention, I decided to start my own facepainting business, I even did a free facepainting for my daughter's "Relay for life" event at the University of South Florida in Tampa last weekend, I have to say that this years event planners did not do such a great job at getting the word about the event out there and there were very few people, so we didn't raise that much money for the event but I did get some practice on facepainting, here's a picture of my Daughter, Lauren and Calli, my son's new puppy... It's a little blurry, its on my camera phone!