Friday, February 25, 2011

"Remember Me"

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After completing her, the thought that had crossed my mind as I was looking at the piece for a while.... was "Remember Me."   It was as if she had the look as to say, don't forget me, remember this face.

I'm  really happy with the way this piece came together...I was on the fence as to whether or not I should place a flower in her hair...& I'm glad that I did. 

So Many Emotions

I know I've said so many times already, but it is so surreal still that my artwork is being seen now by so many... I've been drawing my whole life and the only people able to appreciate it was my immediate family. & some of my family up till now didn't even realize the level of passion that I have for expression.

So many emotions go into every single drawing...That's why I suppose I love to sketch so much because it's like drawing my feelings.  There is so much of me that is bitter & sarcastic, depressed & unhappy for reasons sometimes I can't even explain.  But, when I draw it's almost like a yearning I have to be pure & good & pretty.  It's that *kindred spirit* that comes through when I draw.  So much of that I can give my Dad credit for, I miss him more than I can even put into words.  & my yearning to draw recently I think has only increased since his passing.  I can't believe that he's not here anymore, so much that I would have like to share with him... so many regrets because I don't know if he realized how much he's influenced my life spiritually.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"I See You"

She's not entirely complete yet, but I just can't help to blog about her...she started off with just eyes, then I started to think she just didn't look *right*, something was off proportion wise... but the more I drew the more I fell in love with her face and her expression. Here she is, should be done in a day or so :)

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& all I could think of was "I See You" as she's not only looking at me but through to my soul as well...

(She vaguely reminds me of the main character from one of my favorite movies "The Last Unicorn." There's a part when the wizard turns the unicorn human to avoid  harm from *the Red Bull*)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Doll

Isn't she just a doll? Just finished this piece last night. & I heart her...I have to get a move on and start printing these and framing them... I have so many favorites none of which are hanging on my walls. This is another that I think would look just lovely in Maddie's room :)

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweetness

This truly is my favorite piece to date.  I see a print of her for sure hanging in Maddie's bedroom :)

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Well, because Maddie is *my* Sweetness.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My First Sale!

It's almost too good to be true! So many emotions, I can't even put into words.  Not in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be first of all putting my drawings out there to the public...but to actualy sell one of my pieces.  You could just pick me up because I think I've fainted...I've never been happier!

Someone bought a print of my *Dreamer* One of my personal favorite pieces to date as well :)

Maybe dreams can come true.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Life Long Hobby

could turn into a life long dream & that would be to sell my artwork...I've made the plunge and opened up an Etsy shop yesterday...I've never been so nervous, excited, apprehensive in my whole life. Like I said it would be an absolute dream to ever sell any of my pieces. So I'm going to need a prayer, & a whole lot of luck, or maybe Dad can sprinkle some well wishes for me up from up above... I've always said that he's been my Kindred Spirit & I truley believ that it's from him that I'm able to posses the ability to draw from the heart. It's just one of those feelings. Anyway, with some hope & a little bit of faith (& some whimsy) perhaps things just might work out.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ABitofWhimsyArt?ref=pr_shop_more