12 September 2011

Dr. Seuss

My good friend wanted to throw a Dr. Seuss birthday party for her little boy, and she came to me for help on a few of the images (the rest of the decorations she took care of by herself, and I must say that they turned out amazingly!).
First there was the invite:
Then an image for a guessing game and one for a book meant to write little messages in.Then there was the party favor tag. She attached them to little bags of colored Goldfish snacks.It was a fun project to work on, and it was a huge relief to be doing some sort of art. Especially for people I care so much about!

Keeping the art up

is way harder than I thought it would be. I imagined my post-graduation self as someone with endless time on my hands to draw, paint and otherwise experiment in my chosen field. Real life is so much different. In fact, I've found little to no free time to do art. However, I recently remembered that if it's something I really want to be doing, I'll make the time. I thought about it, and it IS what I want to do. So, I've began changing my circumstances in order to accommodate that ever-present dream of having free time to do art. I'm still in the transition phase, so I haven't actually done anything yet. These two paintings are very quick digital studies that I did because I felt a dire need to paint something. Anything. It kind of felt like I was getting a drug fix or something... at least I imagine this is what a fix would feel like.