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Back In Black (And White)

It's been a while, huh? It's hard for me to even find a place to start. A few projects have come and gone since I last made a blog post, so I have some work to share with everyone, but I will admit- work has been slow. I find it incredibly easy to get swept up in life and forget about my art, or push it to the side. Recently I have been trying to adapt a more sustainable routine, conscious of my health and my work all in one. We'll see where it takes me. The future has been on my mind a lot, and I want to plant the roots of a future where art is my main focus. I'm excited to share completed version of a drawing I shared in my last blog post, the Simon and Garfunkel tattoo.

I was also incredibly excited to be a part of the process while my client was being tattooed. The tattoo artist had to make a few adjustments to my design in order for the tattoo to heal and age well, which I fully supported, and consider it to be a sort of artists collaboration. I don't have the mind of a tattoo artist, it's incredible the care a good tattoo artist will take to ensure the finest product for their clients. It really inspired me to think about my future in art, and what possibilities I have to be engaged in art in my life and career. I was hovering over the tattoo artist like a hawk, watching her technique. You can only imagine.

Another recent project resulted in a few paintings which I am less than satisfied with. It happens. An art show deadline was approaching quickly, and I panicked and rushed, which really showed in the art that I presented. I'll be recycling some of the paintings for new canvas, but I was happy with two smaller works that came out of the set. It was based on Norse mythology, specifically the three children of the god Loki: Fenrir, Jormungandr, and the star of the series, Hel. I scrapped the paintings of Hel- I did not do the goddess of the underworld justice. But here are two smaller illustrations of Fenrir and Jormungandr that I am satisfied with:

I made a small typo in the runes of Jormungandr's drawing, things happen, I'm no runic linguist or historian ~ (surprise, no?!)

I'm hoping the paintings that I rework turn out a lot better, more polished. I really love the idea around Hel and I feel like I need to do her justice. I have a lot of love for the Goddesses who've been victimized and villianized throughout history.

I have a few more projects coming up soon, and hopefully more art show works, maybe some other weird stuff. We'll see where life takes me. I'm incredibly awkward at outros, forgive me.

Love you, babies

- Ronnie J, witchmoss


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