Free People lace back top
A gift from my friend to her mom, for her birthday– Pictured here at about 22 years old. A challenging and fun piece, I was working with a picture smaller than 2″x3″ in very badly damaged condition. I restored the picture myself with photoshop just to have a better reference photo, then the real work began! Pictured above at almost complete.
Things got quite hectic in December so my blogs’ been a bit left out as of recent.
Updates– My first solo show, “Can’t Read the Air” went swimmingly! I sold a few pieces (pictured below) and had a lot of fun talking to everyone who showed up. Trying to complete everything in time as well as working retail holiday hours really took a lot out of me so I decided to take a break from everything and visit home for a bit! I got to revert to a much slower pace of life and really think about the things that were important to me.
Also, I found this oval canvas at home that I had started to draw on. Rather than continue something I had long forgotten I decided to experiment with my calligraphy inks. I covered the whole thing and let it dry to where it was tacky. I then washed off certain parts and let it dry. The effect was perfect and I transformed it into this:
I should try this with all my pieces. I put the canvas up against the sliding glass door and this is what it looks like with the sun shining through. Kind of trippy.
I thought I’d show a little behind the scenes work for my latest project. A normal canvas size for me is around 16″x20″ or 18″24″ and I can usually complete it in a couple weeks. My latest splurge (thanks Crafter’s Warehouse) was a 3 ft by 4 ft canvas which is larger than anything I’ve ever worked on, solely because of the sheer volume of paint I would need to cover such a thing. Here is the beginning of my process.
My hand/wrists were not loving me after this, so I decided to take a break… by working on a smaller canvas. Haha. Will post more pictures as things develop.