Monday, September 19, 2011

As My World Turns...

Hi lovelies!  I hope this blog entry finds you all doing well and being creative!  Thank you all so much for your comments and encouragement.  I must admit that I have been carrying a heavy burden regarding my family and it has put me off of my usual creative journey.  I've experienced one of the roughest weeks so far.  I also have not had the time to visit you all like I want to and that is making me grumpy as well.  I miss the time I usually spend enjoying your creative adventures and hearing what is up in your lives.

I am still working furiously on my studio and 2nd bedroom re-organization and decoration and I'm almost done with the studio!  All the tough heavy work is behind me now so I should be able to finish up in the next few days.  Of course I will be sharing pictures on my next post.  The wall color has not changed 'cuz I love it but almost everything else has.

As far as my arting goes, I worked on a loose-leaf journal page today and last night in my magic chair.  I could not get to some of my supplies so it is pretty simple.  It shows some of my current state of mind... I subscribe to open expression and embrace my motto -  journaling and arting saves!!!

Her Truth

I created the background with craft paint using my fingers and stamped script with charcoal ink. Then I started to do a pen and ink fairy then changed my mind and went for the graphite and watercolor pencils.  I found my Dymo label maker and used it for the first time since I moved here - lol!  It helps to clean, unpack and organize!  When I can get to all my supplies I will probably add a little color to her face and hair... 

Over the Tam's Willowing site, http://willowing.ning.com/, Rhomany is offering a free course on creating and organizing your workspace.  She has posted allot of discussions already even though the course doesn't start until Oct. 1st.  Guess I jumped the gun with my make-over but I will be following along anyway.  She's got some great ideas on how to manage it all - it can be a daunting task for sure! 

Please keep on arting, my friends I think it just might keep us all sane - lol!

Forever in art,

Jessi

23 comments:

Kristin said...

That is soo beautiful!! I love it

Cameron said...

You seem to be handling it all with grace.....
I'm sending you a giant hug right now.

This girl is so nice...I kinda like her without color :)

Blissful Pumpkin said...

She is lovely Jess. Keep powering on.
Kyles :D

Jenny said...

I love everything about this piece Jessi... gorgeous background and meaningful words... hope things settle down soon for you...

Have a fabulous week...
Jenny x

Diane said...

She's beautiful Jessi!

Janelle said...

She is so beautiful and contemplative. I hope you are able to work out your problems and let it all out through your art and gain healing.

Joanna said...

I'm sorry you had a rough week :( so ((hugs)) to you...& wow, she is simply beautiful...I think one of my favorites from you...although all your girls are so pretty in their own way :)

xo

Heather Henry said...

Again, very beautiful. All your art is amazing and lovely and so, so inspiring. I'm so sorry to hear that things have been rough. I hope you are doing well and things are looking up. Reorganizing is exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. Blessings and peace to you. Hugs! Your pictures are so gorgeous. :)

Clare said...

She is beautiful - just take a deep breath and know that everything in its time will be okay.

Maggie said...

Hi Jess! You draw such amazing girls. Her truth will set her free. The butterfly is a perfect symbol for this. Loving the background!
xoxo,
Maggie

Sesenarts said...

I too haven't been able to keep up with everyone's goings on lately, so I hope things are well in your camp. Hows your Dad? I like the added texture those labels make, very nice. And as for organising my studio, I think I need help so will go over and have a peek at Rhomany. x Julie

linda said...

This is beautiful Jess, she is so strong. I like that she is does not have colour other than her eyes and lips, it adds a more wistful look I think.

joanna said...

She is absolutely beautiful Jessi! I hope things settle down soon for you. I can relate..and am so greatful to turn to my art for healing.. xoxox

MeUpcycled said...

Keep on keeping on, Jess. Very haunting painting. I love how you used the text in the background. The starkness of the girlie works for me -- don't think you need to add color at all, because it's a very nice contrast with the background. It just seems to convey the emotions better this way. And as for the emotions, WOW! Endurance through pain, with so much grace.

Wishing you well, and sending hugs. - Karen.

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

Jess, sorry to hear that things haven't settled down for you yet. I hope they do soon. In the meantime, lots of hugs! I think this girl you did is absolutely breathtaking. I love her expression. If it were me, I wouldn't add any more color. I think she's perfect the way she is. I signed up to follow along on Rhomany's course after you mentioned it to me. I could use the help, lol.

P.S. I think art is about the *only* thing that keeps *me* sane these days! I wholeheartedly agree!

Kristin said...

WOW! She is so beautiful. You really are such a genius! I hope that you're days are getting easier and that your magic chair continues to provide love, support and arty mojo ;) AND I can't wait to see your space! Very exciting! xoxo

Kristin said...

Thank you my friend ;) xoxo

Purpletreebird said...

Beautiful :)

Kristin said...

Hello there!
Thank you for your sweet comment - hope all is well with you and that you have a great weekend! xoxoxo

Maggie said...

Hi there Jess! Thanks for all your comments. I am amazed how you're still finding time to check out what others are doing. I'm glad to hear your creating. Posting work and blogging about it is another beast. :)
thanks again for all you say!!!!

xoxo
Maggie

Sesenarts said...

She is beautiful (as always)Jessi. I am starting an online art and craft business course next week. Should be interesting and help me with some self discipline in my studio (maybe?) Keep arting my friend, its good for your soul. x Julie

Heather Henry said...

Hi, just wanted to pop by and let you know I was thinking of you. Hope all is well with you. Peace and blessings to you.
Heather

Kristin said...

Thank you!! Hope you're having a good weekend ;) xoxo