What I’ve been doing lately

wpid-img_20150327_103918nopm.jpg.jpegI haven’t been painting, at all. In fact, I have zero desire to do it. I’m not really sure why, other than maybe there are other things calling me that are more important (for me) than painting right now.

What have I been doing lately? I’ve been writing. Writing and writing and writing. wpid-20150328_0921452.jpg.jpegWith purpose, stories, things that I’ve been needing to write I think for a very long time. I’ve spent years living, having adventures, fucking up and collecting experiences and maybe now it’s time to write all that shit down. I don’t know. I have a few supporters, they cheer me on, they give me deadlines, they keep me accountable but for the most part what I’ve been writing has been done in super secret. I’m not ready to share any of it quite yet, except with the few people who keep me accountable. That’s all I need right now, so painting…kind of fallen to the wayside.

What else have I been up too?

wpid-20150304_174114.jpgTraining, with kettle bells, in a serious way. Yoga…but it’s getting time that I need to go back to class. I need yoga friends. This is all in an effort to take better care of sensitive me. That was pretty much my WHOLE point of moving back to Omaha. A smaller city, less stress, ease, and the time and resources I needed to take care of Highly Sensitive Me. That is a job in itself.

Speaking of jobs, I got a new one. I’ve been there a little over 2 months now. While it isn’t a dream job by any means, it’s better on my highly sensitive body. I like my co-workers and the job itself is relatively easy which is something I need. The last seven years of my life have been anything BUT easy.

As for this blog,I don’t know what to do with it. It changes too much.  I never know what to write about or how much to share. Right now there is nothing painting involved in my life right now. My life is yoga, writing, training and all things related to taking care of my highly sensitive body and self. Maybe I should share that? I don’t know. Being highly sensitive IS my life, I mean…there isn’t any way for me not to be and all the things I do come back to that. Maybe I should write about those things? I’m not sure. I’m always caught between how much to share and what to share exactly, especially in terms of my sensitivity. I also feel this need to help others by sharing about my highly sensitive adventures and self-care. How I operate in a world not really built for me. I don’t know. I’ll have to think on it I guess.

Anyway…we’ll see what happens. Have a great weekend!

WIP – Cupcake

 

cupcakeprogressI find that Sunday’s are best for my day of creativity. It’s the one day I don’t have to run hither-to and fro. In fact my day was spent working on this and watching Netflix while waiting for layers to dry. It’s  heavily textured which isn’t normally my thing but I decided to live on the edge today. HA!

wpid-20150215_133552.jpgHave a great week!

Art with Heart show

Scan0043Friday night I was part of this show as I mentioned in a previous post.  I was excited and nervous. Being introverted going into large social situations like that are overwhelming for me. Once I got there and talked to Dawn Smith and had a coffee I relaxed. Everyone was really nice and laid back. I intended to take lots of photos but I ended getting caught up in conversation.

The experience was great! I felt welcomed. Everyone was very supportive and the art community here feels akin to family. There are other arty events and things that I intend to be a part of, I’m really excited about all of it.

I have two pieces in the show.

They are both acrylic on canvas 12″x12″. robot & peasI also decided in the midst of all this that I need to make a creative schedule. I find that I don’t make time for it and I let other things get in the way.  I’m going to use an idea from another artist and select at least ONE day a week to paint.  Working a regular day job and everything in between is making me feel like I have no time to be creative. So I will have to make time.

Have a happy week!

 

 

 

Wall art – progression

wpid-2015-01-07_17.49.11.jpgFound some time tonight to get the lettering on the wall. I know the letters are a bit haphazard but I thought it wasn’t too bad for free handing it. :P I still have more to work. I’ll post more as I get more done.

Have a great night!

 

 

2015

wpid-20141228_1252572.jpg.jpegDid some relaxing over the holiday weekend. Wrote down some goals and decided what to do with this blog which means wiping the slate clean and beginning anew!

In February I’ll be part of a heart themed art show in a coffee shop located in downtown Omaha. I am equal parts nervous and excited! I’ll be a part of something really cool with some really awesome people who do some very good work. As it get’s closer I’ll share details and what I will be entering into the show.

I hope the New Year rang in well for you. It did for me! 2014 was pretty harsh but it’s over now and I’m thankful for both the good and the hard. I learned from both.

Now it’s time to forge ahead! Happy 2015!

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