Multi tasking again

2 unfinished works in progress, started this one yesterday:

this is the background, im LOVING the colours, feel like i could dive right in there. 🙂 Really inspired by the sun at the moment, the colours, the energy, the feel of it, and I have always had a major love affair with water, any type of water, so… this one will be nurtured and adored and cherished for a while and we will see where that takes me, as usual hardly any plan to speak of, just go with the flow and the feelings that are conjured up.

and this:

im about half way thru, … been through a few stages with this one, started off with great gusto, gesso thrown with abandon onto the canvas, and lots of scraping and swirling…. then it all came to a grinding halt, for weeks, now im back into it with a passion, needed to connect the top and bottom of it, it was really disconnected before and i wasn’t sure what was required, started again yesterday and it seems, for the time being, to be flowing along, feels good.

Other than that, I have taken to photography a little and really enjoying it!

My calendar of my word art for 2012 is up and running online,opened a Zazzle store and am having a ball creating all sorts of things from shoes, to iphone/ipad covers to key chains/rings and necklaces, another outlet for the creativity, what could be better than that!

The one that eludes me….

argh! lol, this piece has just not flowed at all…every single addition i do has something about it that simply does not sit right with me, and i have to laugh because for only the 2nd time, i took  some inspiration for this painting from another painting i saw on the net, (no its not a copy, its foundations lie in another painting) so its not something that has been ‘birthed’ from me entirely, (this is where i suspect the problem lies), and it has stopped and started a hundred times and i have loved and hated it more than a hundred times. I am now in limbo, i cant decide if my latest additions/edits/alterations have improved it, or made it worse….. surely its a little better??????? hmmmmm, too busy at the top, no, gawd I cant even get a grip on what i feel about  it. I thought when i started it i wanted to do a really busy fussy painting with lots of flourish and grandeur, but the more i go that way, the LESS i am enjoying it and am finding i am wanting to, and keep simplifying it after i have detailed it…… I AM going to go on with it though, nup- i dont paint over entire paintings easily, that really IS last resort material… no..i will carry on with the lighter areas and try to marry it together somehow, and see how it goes ….

Luckily i have other things on the go, and about to start another painting, only ‘prob’ is there are wayyyy too many ideas not enough canvas, paint or time. if i had all those things i would have no less than 15 on the go at once, and be in my element!

In other scintillating news 😉 My kids LOVED their paintings, and im going to sell prints of them, in fact will most likely do a whole range of kids paintings based along the same type of theme.

Opened up an online shop with Fine Art America and sold something (TWO things actually!) within 2 days of registering! YEEHAR!

‘Moon’ is still all but done… I am still emotionally attached, and need to detach just a tad to move forward with it… sounds weird but i know what i mean 🙂

My Word Art is rockin along nicely,

oh and……thanks for all the support people ,  its awesome!

have a great week!!!