Friday, September 11, 2009

Throw the rules away

Title: F* the Rules
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas 
Inspiration: I decided I was tired of following the art rules and I just wanted to relax and let go.  I began by losely putting paint on to the canvas and then I started throw paint at it for fun.   Not my best most inspired piece but it felt good to relax and not care what it ended up looking like.  This will probably be covered over and turned into something else. 

I had lots of leftover paint and so decided to painting another canvas. 

Title: Jessica
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas 
Inspiration: I saw a painting in a magazine with this sort of idea.  I had my little sister in mind as I was doing it because tomorrow is her birthday.  The numbers of lines all have something to do with her. The top 9 are her birth month, the right 12 are her birth day, the bottom 19 are her age, the left 7 are her first name, the 4 horizontal are her middle name, 7 more for her last name, 7 for my name, and then 3 for how many years part we are.  I like this one much better then the other one.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sketchbook Poetry

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Last night I was lying in bed trying but failing to fall asleep when the most amazing thing happened.  
The first few lines to a poem popped into my head.  
Mind you, this hasnt happened in years and I mean years so I had to jump out of bed, find my sketchbook and a pen, and write it down.  
Once I was writing it all just kept flowing out.  
Here are the poems in the order I wrote them.
They are still rough and probably have a lot to be worked out. 
Before 23
Were you at all like me 
Before you turned 23?
Did your help you Mom through cancer
making you become stronger then you thought you would ever be?

Did you move across the country
When you were just 18
And begin a new life
In a place like you had never seen?

Did you find true love
and end up getting married
to the one you knew you would be with
until you were buried?

Did you move to an island
In the middle of the ocean blue 
Where everything you experienced
Was absolutely brand new?

Did you fly on a KC-10, KC-135, C-5
and get to watch in flight refueling
or get to sit in the cockpit
for a landing?

Did you travel to Germany,
Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, and Spain
and even to England
with only 4 days notice to get on a plane?

Did you think you knew all of life's answers?
Like who and what you wanted to be.
Were you at all like me
before you turned 23?
Inspiration:  I know this poem sounds a bit like bragging but it is more meant to be a reminder to me about all I have accomplished.  I just turned 22 and I was not to excited about 22 at all.  I was telling my husband this and he reminded me to think about what I have done before I turned 22.  That made getting older not feel so bad.
builds up
boils over
until it can
be contained
no more
spills out
releases itself
from the confines
we create
to tame it
when it 
is let out
Inspiration:  I wanted to describe how it felt when creativity hits. 
A Visit
A quiet night
all alone, every-being is asleep
the rain falls down
the wind pushed through the trees
I lay down to rest
close my eyes
my head is filled with
then it strikes
the perfect few lines
I must find paper and
pen quick
to make sure
these great ideas stick
Creativity has struck again
welcome back dear old friend
Inspiration: I wrote this to describe exactly what happened to get me out of bed at 1AM. 
Even after I had these all out of me I still couldnt sleep. 
I feels really cool to have some inspiration and creativity back.  
I strove all summer to feel creative and it randomly hits at 1AM.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Summer is Over :(

So summer is officially over I am back to school.  
I have changed this blogs name from a Painting A Day to Drawings, Paintings, Thoughts- A Creative Dump. 
This will now be a place for me to share my art without any constraints. 
I am taking a creative writing course and 2 art history courses this semester so you will probably be reading some of my writings too.
Now for your viewing pleasure some sketches I have done in the past few days.
Title: Doorknob
Medium: Pen on Paper
Inspiration: Sitting on the couch, sketchbook in my lap, I wanted to draw something.  This was the prettiest thing in my line of sight. Partially done in the dark as the sun was setting while I was drawing and I didnt want to move to turn the light on. 
Title: Resting Backie Dog
Medium: Pen on Paper
Inspiration: Again sitting on the couch, my dog was laying there sleeping looking so cute I had to grab my sketchbook and draw her.  This is how far I got before she moved.  I tried to draw my Pomeranian but she has some 6th sense that whenever I look at her she knows and so doesnt sit still. 


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