The end of a blog break + creative update

It has been a long time since my last update here. I decided to take a break from weekly blogging and try to find some focus instead.

Well that didn’t work.

After many months of having a drawing block, I finally took my sketchbook and start drawing again. I still struggle with it, even with a whole new set of pencils. But yeah, I’ll try to keep the practice so I guess it will go better from here. Maybe start my 100 portraits challenge again, something I also tried several years ago.

So what have I been doing all those months? Focus? It actually went the other way around. I’ve been painting, crafting, cooking, photographing & writing {+ a dozen of other things}. If you can’t choose, pick them all, right? Take a look:

Remember Jackie, my cute little jackdaw? In spring, I wrote an article about him for Dreamtime magazine. Seeing his picture in a magazine made me smile like a child with a lollipop. Seriously.

Photography. If my camera wasn’t so heavy I would take it anywhere, anytime. I took too many pictures to share them all so here’s one of my best of summer.

You know what I like most about my boyfriends tattoo shop? When the sun’s out, we are too! We take our stuff and paint outdoors {next to the shop} while tourists stare at us. At first I didn’t like all those curious eyes but after a while I got used to it. 10 points for not getting nervous! (Work in progress)

I finished another bodhrΓ‘n design. The sketch was easy… the painting, not so. Do you know this common problem when a sketch looks better than the finished work? Well, that. Besides that little detail, I’m still happy with the result. It could be worse. I didn’t screw up for example, which is a big hooray.

Tattoo scribbles! Water color designs to be exact. I can’t wait to see someone tattooed with one of my designs…for that to happen I actually should start a portfolio. (Which is also a work in progress) The first design of many to come.

I’ve also made some new bracelets! These are from the Goddess series, stretch bracelets with gemstones. All natural. You can find them in my Etsy shop here.

On the schedule {To keep the fire going}
– As I said, I’ve started drawing again. This must will be a regular from now on.
– I’ve been obsessed with filofaxing lately. I’ve bought my first (cheap) planner to get started until my dream filofax can be found (bright purple personal saffiano, anyone who sells his/hers?)
– Art journaling. Oh so many ideas, so little time. But I’ll promise I’ll share some new work soon!
– Finish those owl paintings (yes there are actually 2 of those)
– Eh, maybe I should finish all the works in progress. I hope I’m not the only one in Bloggerland with a huge procrastination towards finishing some work!

So far for the creative update. πŸ™‚ Soon I’ll make some more blog changes so things can get a little wonky here. Feel free to share some of your work in a link below – it has been a long time since I visited artistic blog friends so it would be nice to come by and say hello.

9 thoughts on “The end of a blog break + creative update

  • jinxxxygirl October 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    You most definitely are NOT the only one with a procrastination problem. πŸ™‚ I find alot of what is in my sketchbook does not always translate well to a painting. I find it difficult to get the same level of detail in a painting….But yours looks beautiful my dear!! Lets tackle our procrastination together!! Hugs! deb

  • Giggles October 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Welcome back! What a gorgeous array of work…one of my favs is the tattoo watercolor!! Good job!! Wonderful wip too.. Sounds like your on a creative roll living the creative life! Good for you!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Tracey Fletcher King October 24, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    welcome back and it has been a productive time.. I absolutely love the watercolour tattoo design… just beautiful… but the large canvas is also intriguing… can't wait to see how it comes together…xx

  • Linda Kunsman October 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    welcome back! Gorgeous art projects-I especially LOVE the bodhran design! Your tattoo scribble has a really nice flow. Happy PPF-and happy creating!

  • Beth Niquette October 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    What beautifully intricate work you do. It almost moves as I look upon it. Your artwork fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

  • Fuzzie Fingers October 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    No you are not the only one prone to procrastination. I am a frequent sufferer. Great artwork!!

  • My name is Erika. October 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Sounds like you've been having a happy busy blog break. Great to see what you've been up to.

  • Annette G October 24, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Smashing comeback into blogland. Happy PPF Annette x

  • Romantic Heroine October 23, 2014 at 11:17 am

    welcome back to the blogging world πŸ™‚ You've been missed and I can't wait to see more updates πŸ™‚

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