Saturday, July 21, 2012

Continuing on the Canvas

This summer is flying by and if I blink, my kids will be back in school! During this whirlwind that I call life, I haven't had much time to create.

Actually, if I'm really honest, I haven't really had the desire to create.  I'm finding myself overwhelmed by stuff.  

"Stuff" on the calendar that fill our days.
"Stuff" that is piling up in my craft room.
"Stuff" that is piling up in the house in general.
"Stuff" that is being added to the the to do list.
"Stuff" that I need to start to tackle, but don't even know where to begin!

But today, I decided to take a little "me" time and work on the mixed media canvas that I started several weeks ago.

It's still a learning experience.  And I have seemed to have made her smile more of a smirk, which I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to fix despite several attempts.  This is one of those projects where you add a little bit of shading, stand back, look, ponder, add a little bit more. Walk away, ponder, add a little bit more and then ponder some more.

I am getting to the place where I need to just leave well enough alone before I totally over work the piece and ruin it.  

Except I need to do some more work on the eyes.  And her hair.  Hair was my nemesis in college art classes.  It would appear it still is! haha!

But, for now, I'm going to walk away again and ponder.  

And feed my kids.  Seems that this wannabe artist has to bring herself back to reality and take care of family stuff.

'Till next time...............


Broni said...

Wow, Starla!!! Promise me you'll always find time to create! You are SO DARN talented, girlfriend!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

First of all, WOW! What a beautiful drawing. I'm not seeing a smirk at all. She seems to be in a pensive mood. Reflective, contemplative. I love the eyes--very bright and youthful, but sort of sad. I think it's a wonderful piece of art!

Sherry Cheever said...

Wow Starla . . . Excellent!!!

Sylvia said...

This is beautiful Starla, I agree that you should take a look at it, but don't stop, you have done a wonderful job, but make sure in your mind it finished! I love it, you have found another thing you excel at! Fabulous, well done!

Glenda said...

You must promise me never to give up creating! You have such a talent and you need to nuture it!
Love this piece!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Starla...I would be thrilled if I could create something like this. I absolutely cannot draw. Or paint. So I think she's lovely. I think you are trying too hard., like life, is not perfect...but it is beautiful all the same.

Beate said...

Wow, Starla! I think she is beautiful. I can't even draw stick figures right. That's what got me stamping. LOL
You are so talented. Have a great week!
Hugs and smiles

CuddlyBunny said...

Starla! You're such an amazing artist!

She is beautiful, and I actually see her mouth as if she is getting ready to say something ... that moment just before she reveals an important secret.


Carolyn King said...

you. are. so. inspiring.
I love her. you have captured life in her eyes which is the hardest to master in my mind! love this!

Micki said...

Are you freakin' kidding me? Girl that is STUNNING. OMG...wannabe artist???? Hell no girl you ARE an artist.

OMG it's simply amazing.