As you have probably figured out, life has been very hectic with taking care of my Dad and helping my Mom so I'm run down right now and behind on my sleep. Also since my accident I haven't been able to sit in my studio and work on my Goddess for Willowing. It's been a huge disappointment to me not to able to keep up with class. We are now into Angels with a Mucha inspiration and I have not been able to start one.
Since my art is the only thing that brings me joy right now, I've taken it up my from my big chair in the living room. (I will be returning to Willowing M3 class as soon as I am able.)
I was only able to do a fairy face on plain paper rather than my usual painted backgrounds...
"Harbinger of Spring"
Ha! I just realized I forgot to do all the stamens in the flowers. Oh well.....and her eye is a little blah. I will fix her tomorrow. I just used my usual black Copic multiliner 0.5 and Prismacolor colored pencils. That was it for this one.
For the Willowing Goddess, I removed the rest of the collage material from my Goddess's dress and repainted it. I will figure out what to do with her dress later when I'm back in the studio again. I highlighted her halo and defined the edges of her hair a bit - there is nothing too noticeable from the last photo.
Actually I'm a little addicted to her plain calmness just the way she is. I almost seems that any of the decoration I've tried to put on her (and I've tried a lot), she throws it right back off - as if she wants to be left simple, serene and calm. I think if she had been smaller in size I would have been o.k. with leaving her plain, but this big canvas just seems too blank, too unfinished.
O.K., I will stop obsessing and leave her for later!
I am praying things will settle down some the next few days so I can rest and regain my strength both physical and emotional. If I get tomorrow off I will do another doodle. I notice that when I'm not feeling well I always go back to my doodles. They are very uplifting and fun to do! I go to my happy place and my worries fade into the background... Art sure does sooth my soul!!!
Always in art, Jessica