About the Absence

Sorry for the inactivity, everyone! Things have been really hectic over here. This isn’t an actual “blog post,” per se, so much as an update. I’m currently in the process of moving, and have recently had a few things pop up. There have also been planned events, but they take time out of my day nonetheless, positive and negative alike. For example, my boyfriend Joey graduated with his Bachelors in Fine Art this morning. But with that being said, I should be back on schedule next week with a new critique post. Leaving the blog to focus on life for … Continue reading About the Absence

Aspiring Artists Don’t Exist, Artists Do.

Hey everyone!  How was your week?  For me, it’s felt like an absolute blur.  It’s been so full of excitement that I haven’t been able to keep track.  I have some really exciting news!  I will be creating a live painting next Friday (May 3rd) in Poughkeepsie for the First Friday event. Beyond that, I’m planning a semi-mural that the people of Poughkeepsie get to fill in!  This month’s event is Cinco de Mayo, including yummy food and live music.  If you’re in the downstate area, it would mean the world to me if I could meet you there! Come talk to me!  For more information, you can go … Continue reading Aspiring Artists Don’t Exist, Artists Do.

Finding Inspiration: Unclogging Your Art Blockage

Hey everyone!  How was the last two weeks?  Sorry for the unexpected break, I had something pop up that put all of my art and work in general on hold for a while.  Sometimes life just gets in the way, and sometimes it’s important to take a step back.  And then when you’re ready to come back, you can do so much stronger.  A reemergence, if you will. I feel rejuvenated in my artwork, currently.  I took a small break, got all my ducks in a row, and now I feel stronger as an individual as well as an artist.  I’m also going to re-start up my … Continue reading Finding Inspiration: Unclogging Your Art Blockage

References: Their Importance, How to Use Them, & Where to Find Them

Welcome everyone!  If you’re a returning reader, you might notice I did a bit of an overhaul on the site.  It looks much more in line with my overall aesthetic, I feel.  I’m very slowly rebranding myself, but life is telling me there’s no rush.  I am constantly in a hurry to get everything done, between work, school, and everything in between.  If I have to rush through everything else, I might as well take my time with something close to me when I get the chance.  Slow and steady wins the race, right? So how was your week? Other than tidying up this page, I worked … Continue reading References: Their Importance, How to Use Them, & Where to Find Them

Critique Week: The First of Many

This week, for the first time in far too long, I went out with some friends.  We walked around town and sat and chatted at a coffee shop for a few hours.  It was simple, but the exact recharge that I needed.  I’m so grateful for my friends for helping me get out more. A wild thing happened while we were out though.  You see, I had never been to this café before. I live about 30 miles away from it. We had sat down, and lo and behold, guess what I see on the wall. That’s a print of my art!! I drew this in high school!!  How crazy … Continue reading Critique Week: The First of Many

The Final Puzzle Piece: The Principles of Design

Happy first week of spring! I’m so excited that the season is finally changing.  I’m far from a winter person myself.  I don’t like the cold and everything feels dead.  Some early flowers have even started blooming here. Two weeks ago I had discussed the elements of art.  To reiterate, these are: Line: defined by a point moving in space.  Lane may be two or three dimensional, implied, or abstract. Shape:  Two dimensional, flat, limited to height and width.  Can be organic or geometric. Value: the lightness or darkness of tones or colors. Form:  Three dimensional shape, containing depth.  A shape with value.  Can be organic or geometric. Space:  In which positive … Continue reading The Final Puzzle Piece: The Principles of Design