13 07, 2016

Back to Basics

By | 2017-08-24T02:35:46+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Behind the Art, life|0 Comments

wooden flower

I’ve been thinking a lot about how my blogging habits have changed over the years. Gone are the days where I had a desk job and was able to work diligently on my blog in my free time. Also gone are the days where it seemed like everyone was checking into each other blogs and they seemed like a great place to catch up with friends around the web. I still read my fair share of blogs, but definitely not like I used to. This blog has been mostly a place for me to share my latest art adventures with you, and I don’t plan on changing that. I’d like to add some more stories though, a better look at the behind the scenes here. It is something I am working towards so very slowly.

I wish I had more art to share with you here, but it has been a month of focusing on family, health, and some side projects. I am making art, it just is not ready for prime time yet, and that is ok. I’m heading into week 27 of pregnancy and to be honest it has been an exhausting journey so far. Chasing a toddler added to the mix has not been helping my energy levels. Just know I’m not going anywhere, I’m slowly working towards some goals, and hopefully after this new baby arrives and life falls into a new rhythm I’ll get it all figured out. 🙂

29 06, 2016

Summer Fun

By | 2017-08-24T02:35:46+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Artwork, Behind the Art, Illustration, Inspiration, life|0 Comments

summer fun

Now that summer is settling in here, and I’ve been feeling more energetic, it’s been nice to spend some time in the studio and outside again. I’ve been working on new patterns, illustrations, and sketching like crazy. The pattern above was created from some sketches I’d been working on. I also have a little sneak peek of what else i’ve been up to. More details about this will be coming soon.

stacy art

If you can’t tell that is a paper doll of myself. I actually made one of the whole family, but i’m not sharing it just quite yet. Be sure to sign-up for my newsletter to get more information about this project as it unfolds!!

 

 

 

And just for fun here are some pics of my summer so far…

summer fun montage

24 06, 2016

Drawing 101

By | 2017-08-24T02:35:46+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Artwork, Soul Searching|0 Comments

New art has been slow in coming around here lately, but not for a lack of art being made. I’ve been super busy working on some new things, and haven’t felt like sharing just yet. A little something to look forward too, and I do plan on sharing soon.

I thought since it’s been awhile since I’ve shared anything here that I would pop in and tell you a little story and some art. Back in my last year of college I finally got around to taking the art classes I needed to graduate. This included painting, drawing, and photography. I took these along with my final classes I needed for my Graphic Design BA. It was when I started diving into these finer art classes that a part of me sort of woke up. This was where I actually started to think that art was my thing, and even though graphic design is art, there was something I couldn’t shake about actually creating things with brushes, pens, and ink.  It is why I’m working towards figuring out what type of illustration technique is my jive.

drawing 1

I had an amazing drawing teacher, and I was lucky enough to stumble into a painting class taught by him a few years after I graduated as well. His style of teaching and letting us find our lines, and being open to the looseness that is art, was what i’ve always chased after with my own art. I think some of my best work at the time came out of that class. These are just a few of the charcoal and ink drawings that I did back then. Hard to believe it’s been more than a decade.

vacuum drawing shelf drawing

25 05, 2016

Finding a Line

By | 2017-08-24T02:35:46+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Behind the Art, life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ballet dancer sketch

I’ve been diligently working on some new art, hoping to figure out some flow with my style. I’ve been a bit stuck lately in trying to create illustrations that are really representing my style. It has been awhile since I just played in my studio with all my art supplies, and that is what I’ve been up to the past few weeks. With a constant reminder of having to slow down, and just let the art flow. I’m hoping soon I can fall into a consistent rhythm with my art and style and be able to find my way, but I know the only way to do that is to keep making art.

So my little lesson for you today is, don’t get caught up in all the details, and just keep on creating stuff until you finally hit your stride.

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