I'm gonna jump on the up cycle wagon for a second. Anyone who has trouble pouring out more paint than they need should consider reusing it. Why not? Get those creative juices flowing and make some art out of it!
It's fun it has a 3-D pop effect and it's easy. It can be as easy or as hard as you want it... that's what she said.
But really. If you do share me your pics on FB or Instagram!
In 1994 around 60 children were in the presence of an unexplained craft and unidentified beings that seemed to warp time. These are their drawings, and the short version of that story.
Ok so I did it. I created another video. It's rough, but ya know what, it was better than the last one and I think I'm getting better and faster at it. I learned how to change the actual thumbnail picture and it actually wasn't hard. I verified my channel with a simple text message and then voila, it let me customize that shit. Woot woot!
I'm learning new stuff everyday whata ya know.
Sure the Thumbnail is a bit busy, but I just needed to put it up there ya know?
I'll get better... I think. Click below to check that out. I know it's green, be gentle.
I've finished a piece recently that was inspired by the blinking universe theory. If you haven't heard about it this guy Richard Lighthouse proposes the universe is not constantly existing but blinks on and off between the physical and nonphysical.
I decided to do this interpretation in a way that expresses reality as being both physical and considers thought to be a physical expression as well. The abstract representing the universe as being off, and the other half as the universe being back on again.
The ideas came from this guy: www.rlighthouse.com
It can also be found on a kickass podcast I listen to as well, pretty interesting stuff.
I have been a terrible social media operator the past week. My boyfriend and I took a trip to Ireland recently and ever since I've gotten back I've been shamefully unplugged. Why???!!! It's definitely a type of laziness I never imagined I would have. I'm not really a Facebooker or Instagramer, if that's even a word... and it shows, oh it shows. So I said the hell with it if I can't make myself post things at least I can type this out and have some accomplishment for the day. Why is art so natural but showing that art feel so wrong sometimes. I'm so used to it being my secret friend and now it's like everyone can see that imaginary friend I've always had. New emotions, learning knew things about myself. It's a good learning experience.
Maybe I feel like I take two steps forward one step back off a cliff. I came to work on the website today and realized my home page had reverted back to an original old state. I hadn't touched it since I was on vacation, then I looked up how others lost their info on weebly as well. Ughhhhh it's going to take all day to redo the page if they cannot retrieve it. I sent an email and we'll see if maybe they can find my updated page. But wait...
Weebly has an archive feature!
Oh happy day...
Nooooo!!!!!!!!! It can only be uploaded to a new site, not weebly's site... whaaaaaaat? How?!
why ... what?
In SHOCKED and FLABBERGASTED... you heard me, I used that word.
I'm gonna keep going and definitely use the archive feature, but damn... rough start.
So I recieved prints of my work in the mail. Then I had to decide how I could possibly have prints on both my main store site,and also Etsy. I mean, that inventory sounds like a nightmare what if I run out!? Maybe not now but down the road. Well I came up with not doing that at all. I'm putting my originals on my official site and only selling my prints on Etsy. Right now that's the only way I can see myself keeping up with what the hell is goin on. Maybe it's not the smartest move... let me know what you think. Maybe I could be doing things differently and it's not as complicated as I think. This is all just going so fast. Just gonna keep breathin it's only the first minute or so on this journey.
I Aaaaalrighty then, as my most admired childhood animal lover would say.
So I've grabbed an EIN, Employment Identification Number that is, for the tax side of things and learned a bit more about how all that works. I can file taxes for the year come 2020, however after that it's a quarterly tax requirement. Now don't take my word for it do your own reading as you should know.
Now I'm thinking TurboTax Quickbooks is the next step. It's like $17 a month which is pricey as hell but if I cancel my music subscriptions I can swing it. I've also started keeping my material business receipts, which is something I've never even payed attention to. I've ordered a few print examples from Nations, Mpix, WHCC, Vistaprint and Giclee. I loved Mpix for photos especially the metallic finish. I realized later on that Nations, Mpix and Vistaprint are more for photos and I wasn't as comfortable using these for any art prints. It may appear to be obvious but I thought surely these places might offer card stock print options. WHCC and Giclee ended up being a better option for online art prints with different paper options suited for using on matte board. And WHCC had the most beautiful finish but I tried for 2 hrs to get their uploading nonsense to my computer and realized if it took that much effort what else could go wrong in future ordering situations. I ended up loving what I received from Giclee. I can comfortably matte these images I ordered and feel confident in the quality I received. Oh and I chose Vistaprint for my business cards and bookmarks. Those haven't arrived yet though.
Tali-ho to whomever ends up feasting their eyes on this nonsense!
I'd like to start off by saying that I have no idea what I'm doing. All I know is that throughout my life there's only been one consistent background music playing for me, and that background has been creating. It's been my deal with the devil so to speak and my saving outlet. My life is booming, I create, my life is crumbling into nothingness, I create. I don't know if I enjoy it all the time to be honest, more than I have to do it. If I didn't my life and mind would probably fall into some pit that includes too much alcohol and a lot of weird food. It's like chasing that flavor you've never had. Anyway, I've never blogged and I don't think I've written more than 2 pages since college so this is gonna be fun. I'm committed to not apologizing though and just simply trying.
I'm taking my painting to the next logical place. I care about my art deeply, but it's time to release some of it into the ether for others to crinkle their eyebrows at and hopefully smile a bit. My canvases are building up, filling my closets and I'd like people to own them, and maybe brighten a few spaces in this world that may have otherwise remained bare.