mercredi 27 juillet 2011

Bananas (sort of), egg head, faces, and a treasure map

I've been very busy these last few days. My daughter is with her grand parents in Bretagne, learning to sail and enjoying the rain... And I've been playing with acrylic paints, totally new for me, and totally fun!

Some kind of strange bananas appeared.
Then things fused out of this egg head.

Meanwhile, I kept my routine of drawing faces, just not to "lose my hand" (that's a loose and unverified translation of a french expression - too tired too check it up, hope you'll get it : ) !)

And then I felt like drawing a map of what I want in my life, in the spirit of Shakti Gawain's Treasure Maps, and I made this :

Some things I already have, some I hope I'll have someday.

I also found a buyer for my flat (almost signed, crossing my fingers), worked on my thesis, and done almost everything on my to-do list.
I have a lot of other things in various stages of advancement, and not enough time to post, so who knows when I'll post next!
Morality : vacation is good!

lundi 18 juillet 2011

Shells and books

I was very intimidated by shells, but finally I realize they're not that terrible. I really like the blue I made for the background, it's just like the sea. My daughter said it's confusing because the shells aren't supposed to be floating on the surface like they seem to do in my drawing. She's right, but I don't care! I'm happy anyway.

My last two reads. On the left, a sad book, bittersweet, it said on the cover. Mostly bitter, I think, but I still liked it, I like Alice Hoffman and the way she tells her stories. On the right, a beautiful story of redemption. Very deep and touching, it made me cry at the end, but in a good way!

I'm about finished with uncluttering and sorting everything in my flat and basement. And I mean, everything. So now I'm left with other things to do that seem a lot more difficult to me. I wish I had a second basement, or a forgotten room so I could procrastinate some more...

mardi 12 juillet 2011

Flowers, a bird, and flowers again

Pages I did drawing from photos I found here and there, and adding quotes I like. I like how this one turned, I almost felt like I was controlling the way the paint went, for once. Nice feeling : ) !

This one, I'm disapointed with it, it looked a lot better when still just in black and white. Only thing I like is the branch, and I really learned something while doing it, so I'm glad anyway.

And this one I really like. I added the thick lines after the paint, I usually don't use that thick pen but I like the result.

And I love that quote, even though I'm not sure I understand it correctly. I helps me in my daily life, anyway, gives me some kind of guidance to where I need to go, what I need to do.

mardi 5 juillet 2011

Quotes, doodles, faces

Quotes and little drawing experiments, again. I still don't know what I really want to do, but I've begun cleaning  and sorting everything in my little flat, and apparently this was what I really needed to do.

Quote says : Love is friendship set on fire. I wish.

Quote by Rumi : Let silence take you to the core of life.
So important, so hard to accept, silence and stillness...

Quote from Francesco Clemente : Every day you have to make sure the door is open.
I love that one. It's so easy to forget.

Faces from magazines. Sometimes it just doesn't flow, the lines are awkward, I feel stiff and the face is just wrong. And sometimes I get it and I still really don't control the process at all... Practice, practice...