September 8, 2012

Inside My Moleskine

This week I drew on the last page of my current Moleskine Sketchbook (which means i need a new one...hehehe) I think I will get a toned paper sketchbook and a cream colored one like this one. I love this book. It's special. The "before and after" of my mommyhood. I think I'm ready for big drawings again. Along with the paintings I have in mind, there are lots of ideas I want to shoot for and possibly draw. I'll have to set up some shoots. yay! i love shooting. I think it all kind of goes in a circle. My sketches inspire me to take pictures for references which lead to paintings which lead to more shooting ideas.
I'm a whirlwind lately.

Anyway, I have been posting my sketches on instagram and I've noticed a pattern. I've been drawing a lot of me. :) I guess it's just easier. I can take references and choose my lighting. But feel free to offer me your pics. And thanks for following along if you are on there ♥

-L O V E

September 4, 2012


"Nebula", Oils on canvas 24x18.

I never thought that I could do this with oils; the colors and the contrast. I thought only acrylics could correctly represent the neons that exist in the lovely pictures of outer space. I feel like I created neon.
That's amazing to me! My inspiration was the "Eta Carina Nebula" (which is much more beautiful than my painting, granted). I am still amazed at what I've created. It's like all this time I was keeping my self from growing and becoming better. "Just do it" it really is that easy. If you don't then what's the point. :)

This painting is a new me. It represents the possibilities that are. I know that my life will be what I make it. It's time to do what I love.

Above is the finished piece with detailed shots and below are pictures of my process as shown in my instagram feed. This has been the most fun painting I've done yet and I look forward to doing more with similar subjects. I've always been fascinated with the deep sea and outer space. The mystery that they hold pull me in. It takes me to my youth where things were more beautiful and less stressful.

Life is bigger. Much bigger.

I want to live on this landscape of colors. This is my favorite mix of paint so far.

Raw idea. The original sketch in my moleskine.

This is a painting that I did a few years back.  It felt like dejavu as I realized that i had this idea lingering inside me
without me knowing. It gave me chills when I noticed that it looks like the front view of my new painting.
As my face surfaces through the deep dark space, I took a "look" at my future.
Now I see that as foreshadowing what my life is now, what my universe holds. 
I encourage you to open your self up, to do something positive that makes you smile. <3

-L O V E