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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Art journal peek

Have a peek in my art journal :)

Why I actually wanted to show this is for the following reason: You will probably see I'm shaking a bit. Although I'm recovered from a muscle disease flare-up, there are still traces visible.
I have pain, on a daily base. Some days I'm shaky or have myoclonic seizures... But what's the point in staying home? Most people will judge. (I had more criticism than I could handle really) What's the point of taking meds if they turn you into a zombie? What's the point in going to the hospital if they send you from one doctor to the other, not knowing what to do next?

My painting techniques aren't perfect. My body isn't perfect. But that doesn't stop me. I've learned to ignore the pain and keep on doing what I love. (And maybe my work will be a little wonky because of that but... who cares!)


Thursday, July 7, 2016

My 2nd year in Fine Arts: Done!

Last month I finished my 2nd year in Fine Arts (Painting) in the local academy. I can't remember when I finished my 1st year, 5 years ago? 6 years? Anyway, after many years I joined the academy again because I'm living much closer now...when I moved to this city, it was the first thing I did: Signing up for Fine Arts.

Although all results are based on personal development, I'm pleased with all the A's and a few B's. After all it was such a long time ago since I used oil paint. Or even painted on canvas instead of art journals. Over here you can see the surreal houses I've made. These were part of the local exhibition last week. Most people in my class believe these are my best works over the year... for me personally, I'm not sure. There are a few others I wanted to share with you. First of all, this one:


Oil paint on unprepared canvas. I have no idea why my teacher thought it would be a great idea to experiment on unprepared canvas... it sucks, really! And I think most of the other painters who tried it out, agree to this. It took way to many layers to get it smooth. So yeah, this is the result. The colors look more vibrant in real life though. It does not really fit my year theme but I wanted to give it a try... it's my boyfriend after all. :)


In the urbex theme, I think this is my personal favorite. Because of the colors mostly. Some don't agree, they prefer my other houses because they are more personal. That could be true... the previous houses were based on my own urbex photographs, while this one is not. Maybe I should combine these colors with my own urbex photographs next time? I wonder where that will take me.

Because it's currently summer vacation, there are no academy lessons until September. To keep myself busy, I decided to continue Lifebook. Because of illness I wasn't able to work on lessons for many months and when I finally got better, the academy had first priority. So, Lifebook it is. If you are interested, you can still sign up btw! And did you know you can download all the content and keep it forever? My computer is full with e-courses from previous years and it's really nice to watch a lesson here and there... just to keep me inspired.

Oh and I also signed up for Ever After. Talking about taking much on my plate.... but I could not resist. I mean, style development! I'm not really a fairytale person but you know...getting out of my comfort zone could be a good thing. There are many more ecourses I wish to take but I think I'll be busy enough with these 2. Are you following any ecourses? I would love to hear all about it.

(You know. Just in case I'll get this crazy idea of signing up for more ecourses. I know I'm not the only one!)


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time lapse video Art journal 2015

This is my art journal from 2015. :) And my friend Dubion made a song for it! Check out his other music here.


Some pages are inspired by Lifebook 2015 and other classes by Tamara Laporte. Read more about her classes here.

Join Lifebook 2016 here.

Which spread is your favorite? I would love to know!
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