Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Standard Issue" in progress

Good morning bloggers and friends!  Today finds me working on my unorganized household.  Got a major start yesterday and hope to have it under control by the holiday. 

I did manage to do a girlie from my comfortable seat in the magic chair.  I started with a simple water colored background thrown together in the studio then just drew over it with a black "stabilo all" pencil and added pastels and watercolor pencils - smoothing it with a small water brush.  Those little water brushes are the bomb for working outside the studio. 


She's not that interesting but I'm planning on adding some collaging layers and journaling to her.   Right now I call her "standard issue jessi..." ha!  Really been struggling with the creativity lately and my unorganized mess isn't helping.  So, I'm heading back into the studio to clean!!!

I'm not decorating for the holidays as Mom is unable to walk still after her fall on Thanksgiving and we will be spending our time at the doctors and rehab this season.  (Oh joy.)  She is now staying with friends which has freed me up a little this week to get caught up around here.  This year has sure set us back.  I am so ready for a fresh new year!

Looking forward to seeing what you are all up to this Christmas - that is if you have a chance to post!

Stay tuned for more adventures from butterfly girl too!

Forever in art,

Jessi


11 comments:

FLO said...

Jessi, the translator is in the top right of my blog, just below the header.
Good recovery for your mother.
Your picture is cute.
;)

Joanna said...

I'm sorry to hear of your mom's fall Jessi :( Hopefully she'll be back on her feet soon! In the mean time your magic chair is working wonders as are you ;) She is so pretty... I love her jet black hair, gorgeous! I'm excited to see some more adventures of Butterfly Girl!

xoxo

Cameron said...

The last part of this year is just soaking up every hint of creativity it finds....ideas come and go, prepared substrates sit in wait....time gets away...

I'm so happy you stole some moments back in your magic chair! A healthy and fun way to relieve some stress before tackling all that needs addressing :)

You do wonders with hair!! Flows so naturally :)

linda said...

So glad that you have managed to find time for your magic chair. As always she is beautiful, you have managed to get so much emotion with her eyes.

Sorry to hear of your Mom's fall, hope she will be better soon.

Jenny said...

Love your beautiful girl Jessi... looks so fabulous with the background showing through too...
So sorry to hear about your mum... hope she improves very soon...

take care
Jenny x

Diane said...

Hope your Mom recovers well and also a great Holiday for you and your family.
Love your beautiful creations--make sure to take some more time for them.....

Lucy Chen said...

Hope your mum recovers soon.
And your girl looks beautiful, and a bit like your profile pic here. :)

Cia of Briarwood Studio said...

I'm so glad that you have a chance for some time for yourself. I know how exhausting it can be worrying over/caring for an elderly parent. I agree with you about those water brushes. They are wonderful! Best wishes for a holiday filled with love and restfulness...and art! Hugs,Cia

Daniele Valois said...

I actually think she is very interesting! Beautiful!

Maggie said...

Hi Jessi! I hope this message finds you well and happy. It feels like forever since I opened my blog and payed a visit to all my beautiful artist friends. It's been a long couple of months. I lost my father suddenly and I found no interest in blogging. Today I woke and thought about you. I see you are still posting your beautiful creations. I am desperately trying to find my creativity again. It's hard.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Holiday and May the New Year bring you more joy and creativity.

Big Hugs,
Maggie

Kristin said...

She looks just like you! Beautiful! I'm glad to hear your Mom is doing better too - and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas together! xoxo