It has been a very long time since I have sat down and taken time to blog. I started out feeling bad that I have been away for so long, but then quickly reminded myself that sometimes art has to take a back seat to life. Which is a bit weird in itself, because when you are an artist…your art usually IS YOUR LIFE!!!! That being said, it has been a tough year for me personally and I have had to focus all my energy towards family and work. When change is on the wind it breeds uncertainty, and uncertainty is not conducive to providing a safe place to create in my opinion.
On a more positive note, I did still manage to create some works of art and was also able to find solace in teaching art to others in lieu of creating my own. It was a good distraction. It is my plan to begin blogging again regularly and hopefully you will welcome me with open arms.
Heart Bubbles is the name of the piece I am posting tonight. It is an entry in a journal that does not belong to me unfortunately. It is part of a journal pass that is slowly coming to an end. The watercolour paper in this particular journal was quite thick and maybe a bit thicker than I would usually have used. It was also highly textured. I used acrylic paints and found objects for stamps. The background was a complete work of art on its own and then I decided to paint a face on top. I am sure by now you know I LOVE painting faces. I named it heart bubbles because of the hearts I painted around the circles in the background. Some of the changes I was going though over the last six months had to do with matters of the heart and so I feel this sightly sad, contemplative woman is feeling the hard lesson of a love that has been lost.
I hope you enjoy it, and I promise to write again soon