I had fun fiddling around with this self portrait. Haven't done one in awhile.
I've been missing in action on this blog for some time. Since December as a matter of fact! I admit I got caught in life but now that vacation is approaching, I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
As I think about how to get back to my blog (because I have missed it), I took a few moments to figure out what exactly I use it for. I started it for art purposes but I have come to realize that my creativity goes beyond what product comes out of my studio. Creativity is something that happens on a daily basis, even if it is the quick snapshot that I tweak on my iPhone. This made me realize that the blog is just a means of sharing who I am and things I love/ like with others. And in those simple terms, I no longer am thinking of blogging as a chore, but rather a social media extension of who I am, what makes me create the things I do and everything around me that I enjoy.
So that brings me to tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the first day of my 6 week Summer Vacation Photography Challenge
6 week= 42 days
Everyday I am going to challenge myself to use my iPhone to capture something new or look at something not so new in a different way.
42 days of no schedules. 42 days away from my studio. 42 days of getting down and dirty with the kids. 42 days to try new things.
I'm looking forward to the fun! Tomorrow's challenge: Self-Portrait
If at anytime you want to join in, just post your picture on my art Facebook page.
I finished this piece this morning. It took about three days of building up the layers. I think it was worth it, I'm happy with the results.
I had this idea for a mermaid for awhile now but it wasn't until I read about a Stampington challenge that it finally came together. The challenge was for whimsy with blues, pinks and greens.
Wish me luck!
It's that time of year when we start going crazy, trying to get all the shopping and cooking done. It's during this time especially that I try to remind my boys what the real spirit of the holidays is all about.
Yesterday we takes about compliments and how nice they are. A simple "I like your scarf" or "you look nice today" can warm a person's heart. You can see it in that smile they give you in return. So, we challenged ourselves and we are to give out as many compliments today as we possibly can.
Want to take the challenge? When was the last time you complimented someone? How many people will you compliment today?
BTW, Thank you for reading my blog. :)