Seeking simple joys, finding primary chaos
Butterflies! I’m so happy to be back to my hour or two of dreaming in paint every day
Just in case there was any worry that my art would be any less goofy for having taken a month off. Nope! Here’s your bird angel, offering you flowers.
Well, I don’t know if you’re that excited about it, but to me it felt wonderful to sit back at my drawing station and spend an hour or so singing in paints.
All the teeth and peacock feathers and wordless sounds, in blue and warm yellow. Ahh!
Well, it’s the end of my month off from the dailies, and I kind of missed them. But I’ve been busy making other art, never fear! I made a ridiculous number of little collages in the past week, which I will share with you here.
The two above are on 9″ x 12″ paper. I love how collage can engage playful intuition. I work on several at the same time, and think that I’m just responding to line and color, but then often find that they have drawn forth a little story or vignette.
This and the ones that follow are all smaller, about 4″ x 5″. They feel like curious little peeks into dreams or half-baked ideas.
I hope you found these enjoyable. I return to daily drawings tomorrow, if all goes as planned! Happy March!
February break continues. I’m not even painting lately, because it’s time for the February collage break. I should be able to post a few of those soon, they’re still in progress.
Meanwhile, here’s another character from the family DnD game. Meet Gertie Sable, a rock gnome with magical abilities. She’s irrepressibly curious and outgoing, and stowed away on the ill-fated voyage with the help of Demanda, who saw her as a potential friend and willing minion.
I really don’t enjoy making art digitally; I already spend too much time sitting at a computer. But for these game tokens, I’ve started filling in the backgrounds with fast and crappy digital brushwork. It’s possible I’ll learn how to use some of these tools just out of convenience!
The original post of this one was 30 July 2020. I think I’m finished with it, but not completely sure. Anyway, done enough to show and put aside for now.
It’s sort of fitting that the original post for this painting was on the last birthday of my valentine ❤
i.e. 12 September 2020
The original post was 8 November 2020. Fire dancing. Our little fire pit is now buried in snow, with more on the way. But the sun is already stronger, and the days are getting longer in leaps and bounds!