Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Desk is a Mess

 Somebody I follow on IG asked a question I thought was interesting and funny...  "Are you an art monogamist or an art polygamist?".  I had never really thought about it that way before, but I almost always have several artsy endeavors going at once.  Definitely a polygamist.  My desk always looks chaotic.  The thing I like about this is that while I'm working I discover random bits laying around that end up being perfect.  If I was neat and tidy things wouldn't come to me so naturally and it would be harder for me to be creative in the moment.

Here's what's been going on for me. I FINALLY finished a big project...a 4'x6' forest painting for my friend's newly opened cafe.  Yes!  I have never ever worked that large so it was a big sigh of relief to install it in its permanent home.

As always some ATCs are in the mix too.  I went through a mad phase of signing up for SwapBot swaps and I've been getting busy getting them done.  

"Connections", green-themed swap

"Weirdo", interactive swap

"Oops", tan-themed swap

"Killer Kitty", extra sent with a swap for her son who collect cat-themed ATCs

So many more to make...

Until then, happy creating, or blog-scrolling, or whatever...😉

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Monochromatic Artist Trading Cards

 For some reason I'm really intrigued by monochromatic projects and I usually sign up for those types of swaps.  Even though I've done a lot of these I almost always have to nudge The Muse by finding some inspiration pieces to get the wheels turning.  I have a new swap coming up and realized it would make things so much easier if I had a stash of my monochromatic creations in one spot.  Many of these, I daresay MOST, I've already show on the blog, but this way they'll be easy to find. 😉

There are others but this is pretty photo heavy and if this doesn't get The Muse thinking I don't know what will...