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Some New Work

wanderlust mixed media art
 
carpe noctem art mixed media
 
carpe diem quote print artwork

 

I have had the idea for these in my head for quite some time, but didn't quite know how to get them into a solid piece of art. After a trip to Half Price Books a few weeks ago for inspiration, I finally decided on a direction. Find a happy medium between going with the flow and deliberate creation has been surprisingly easy lately and I have been creating with ease. Maybe all of the art journaling and playing with different techniques has paid off! I can't wait to get started on my next piece, which will be called simply, "Bohemian."

Gratitude.

Good lord. I am possibly the worst blogger ever. Has it really been since December 4 that I have written anything about what is going on in my corner of this crazy world we live in? It's funny how the winter months seem to fly by quickly yet drag on slowly at the same time. Here we are in mid-January. I am behind the game in this whole "get my art out into the world" process, as my website is not up and my Etsy shop is still not open. It's an intimidating process, and as much as I don't want to be afraid of failure, I kind of am.

Forever December

apartment christmas decorations
 
 
vintage christmas lights

 

christmas twinkle lights

 

glitter christmas decorations

 

The Unbelievable Imagery of Maggie Piu

maggie piu artwork
maggie piu painting

 

maggie piu art

 

maggie piu painting artwork

 

I honestly am not even going to attempt to write anything profound/inspiring/analytical right now because I am exhausted from traveling, sick, and on massive cold medicine plus a glass of wine for good measure. In fact, it took me about five tries to spell "analytical" without getting the squiggly red line. So I gave up and used spell check, which changed it to what it is now, but the squiggly red line is still there. It's blowing my mind. Or maybe that's the NyQuil (which I probably shouldn't mix with wine). 

The 2012 Bucket List

I have been thinking a lot lately about the things I want to do, and why I am not doing them right now. Sometimes it seems like "later" is an actual time, some kind of era that you will know you are in once you are in it and things will magically start happening."I'll do it later." "Later in life I will be where I want." All you have to do is keep putting these things off day by day, waiting for later to arrive, and you have screwed yourself. Now is the time to do things. Why wait. Why set dates in the future when things can happen right now?

Yellena James: Some of the Most Beautiful Art I Have Ever Seen

You know when you experience that rare instance when you see a work of art that takes your breath away? If not, firstly I'm sorry, it's a genius experience. But secondly, to get this experience look no farther than Yellena James. She is an artist who was born in violence-ridden Sarajevo. She dodged snipers to get to her school, because the creative process is that important to her. Her images are bone-chillingly beautiful, haunting, organic... they are just so alive. I could stare at them for hours. Here are a few of my favorites:

yellena james artwork
 
 
yellena james painting

 

yellena james art

 

The Holiday Season!

I started decorating my apartment last night at 8pm and did not stop until 2... and I am STILL not finished! I love everything about the holiday season: the shopping, the decorations, the music, the warm feelings, the days off, the family time, cookies, food, drinks, and most of all the magic. I will post pictures of my final product later, but in the meantime here's some decorating inspiration:

rainbow christmas tree
 
professionally decorated christmas tree

 

diy christmas chandelier

 

pastel candy christmas wonderland

 

modern silver christmas lights

 

red and green christmas tree

 

christmas mantle display

 

silver and gold christmas stockings

 

The End of a Season.

mixed media art journal

I see the seasons in a really weird way. I feel like it is either always winter or always summer. Spring and fall always seem to fly by so quickly, which sucks sometimes because fall is my favorite season. But I feel like it is cold for so so long, then it starts to warm up, then bam! It's summer. Same with fall. Summer starts to wind down and then I blink my eyes and here we are in the middle of November. I pulled all of my flowers out today, which is always a pretty significant moment, marking the end of a season.

A Beautiful Mess.

artist studio art supplies
 
red curtains with lights
 
spare bedroom artist studio

 

pippa art cat lady

 

inspiration wall inspirational artists

 

vintage christmas lights art studio

 

diy terrarium jar

 

painting supplies art supplies

 

vintage christmas lights bubble lights