Sonic Soda. Mostly-digital art therapy using cutouts from old artwork layers plus lots of ink. I created this one for myself, but wanted to share with you too.
Hope you’re having a great week!
View from a spot far above Oceanside, Oregon. Despite the sunshine and warmth in Portland, it was a chilly and foggy day once we got to the coast. In fact, we were battered with sand on the beach; the wind was crazy at times.
Still, it was a lot of fun. David and I hiked up this spot, where one can get precariously close the edge and risk death for a snapshot. This was as close as I got, but David wandered out further (while listening to me yelp that I didn’t want him to fall), so maybe he’s got a better shot I can share sometime.
It’s so amazing to hug a tree and gaze out over a cliff to the ocean. :)
Just a colorful abstract I made while playing with discarded layers from years-old artwork and random doodles.
Much like keeping writing journal of scenes and dialogue, I like to play with various art tools and see what happens.
There’s a lot of pressure on artists and writers to produce, publish, and sell―but I think it’s also important to create things for enjoyment, to experiment and explore, with no pressure or judgment, and keep your passions fun. :)
Since I had some friends ask to see one of my graphite watercolor landscapes, I’m posting this one (because David likes it and he makes me smile―plus he’s the one who drives me all over the place to see pretty things). Mind you, I’m no landscape artist… I’m just someone who has seen many miles of desert here in Arizona and I like to keep some of it in my sketchbooks. :)
Have a great week!
Destination. For a larger version and print, please click the image.
First painting of 2015. Not quite sure where I’ll be going with my art this year; I’ve been mixing digital and traditional media and will probably do a little of both, if not continue to combine the two in some way onto canvas.
Spent the end of the year in chilly Minnesota, where much of David’s family lives. Had some snow on arrival, which was wonderful, but the negative temperatures that showed up after that?—yeah, that I could do without. We had a fantastic holiday and ringing-in of the new year. I hope you did too!
The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.
— Ellie Rodriguez
Luminous Sound. For a larger version and print, please click the image.
One more artwork before I scurry off for holiday time! I’m going to take a few days mostly offline and enjoy the season with my loved ones.
No matter what you celebrate or what your plans are: I wish you a wonderful end to 2014 and a successful beginning to 2015. Thanks so much for following my blog and encouraging me to create. Much love, my friends!
Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. — Maya Angelou