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.