Arting for 365 Day 229: Trials and Tribulations of a Home Alone Cat

12/13/12

3 x 5″ watercolor and ink on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

It’s a sad life for the neglected cat. Sleeping and eating can only distract for so long. And that ball of yarn lacks entertainment without a human controlling its end.

So you sit and wait. Moping or pacing impatiently until that door finally opens and the humans finally give you the attention you deserve. You purr and snuggle in close. Until you remember…they LEFT you. All day. So you snub them for a moment or two – perhaps taking your anger out on an errant foot swinging above. That will show them you think as you quickly take your place on the nearest lap.

Arting for 365 Day 228: Floating

12/12/12

11 x 14 watercolor, ink and acrylic wash on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

On some far off planet, in some other universe, a child plays and dreams. She imagines a place full of wonderful creatures that move about in beautiful patterns and create sounds that are music to her ears. The creatures, she is certain, are friendly and exciting and imaginative. Most importantly, they love to play.

Imagining what fun they would have, the girl determines she must meet these creatures and so devises a plan. She will build them a home (that also doubles as a spaceship, of course) and attach a balloon to carry it into the atmosphere. It would float and she would wait. Patiently. For her new friends to arrive.

Day 228 Floating Detail

Arting for 365 Day 127: Unable to Find an Entrance

12/11/12

3 x 5″ watercolor and ink on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Plumes in hues of teal

Amass with vibrant energy

Ready

Permeating the space

Eager to enter

Yet stymied by a room with four walls

And no entrance

As a side note, I’ve started to turn my 3 x 5 pieces into cards. Here is a sampling. I hope to have them listed on Etsy soon!

Day 227 Cards

Arting for 365 Day 226: Part of the Art Experience is Interpretation

12/10/12

30 x 12″ acrylic and ink on canvas

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

For most of my blog posts, I attempt to describe my artwork in stories or poetry to provide insight. But sometimes I think too much explanation leaves little for the viewer to ponder. Being a viewer myself, I realize it’s nice to ponder.

So for day 226’s work I’m going to let you interpret the work as you like, with no insight from me. Instead I’ll simply talk about my technique in creating the piece.

First off, it was extremely satisfying to work on something of a slightly larger scale. While the 3 x 5″ pieces are well and good, it was nice to spread out and work. Thinking about the piece, I knew that I wanted to merge my approaches – combining realism and abstraction, ink and paint. I also wanted to explore geometric spaces paired with washes of color.

I’ve got to say, this is my new favorite piece. Not only am I happy with the concept behind the work, the flowing lines, strange juxtaposition of bright pink with earth tones make for a visually stimulating piece as well.

This piece available for purchase here

Arting for 365 Day 222: Fly By Night Operation

Day 222: Fly By Night Operation

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

The boyfriend commented that my day 222 drawing reminded him of a fly. After he said that the expression ‘fly by night’ kept running through my head – thus the title.

I love the energy of the lines and the detail in this little guy. I suppose it is a bit of a reflection of how my life is moving things days (buzzing right along, not the fly by night part).

Along with creating the fly yesterday, I also finished setting up my studio and worked on making some coasters for the First Friday art walk tonight (see pics below). I am happy with the place – all of my clutter has found a spot for itself and I’m feeling right at home.

Arting for 365 Day 220: White Picket Fence

12/4/12

Six 3 x 3″ acrylic painted coasters

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

A fence

White picket

Stands confused in its purpose

A welcoming repetition of bright lines

Latched tightly shut