Tuesday, June 15, 2010
A New Girl + What's on my Mind
Hello friends, hope your week is off to a good start. I was elated today because I made this sweet girl before work + couldn't wait to get home to finish her. I took one of my ink drawings, scanned her in + colored her in photoshop. I'm still learning how to paint well in photoshop, but what I love most is the access to nearly an unlimited supply of paint + colors! I also love that I can mix my handmade creations with my digital tools. I took a photo of slip that I tie dyed + used that to collage her a dress!!! I'm smitten :D
Whats been on my mind lately: I used to be so scared to share my drawings with people. I didn't have the kind of support system I do now + I greatly realize the importance it is for us to have cheerleaders. I'm still a tad bit shy at times, but I'm pretty wide open about my drawing now. I even draw in public! I was far too afraid to do such a thing a year or two ago. I always try to encourage anyone I meet to do the things they think are impossible, the things I hear them "wishing" they could do if they only knew how. I hear a lot of people saying "Oh man, I really wish i could draw..." and I say "Why can't you?" They almost always say, "I'm not good. I can't draw." And then I say something to the effect of, "Who cares, do it anyway! We all start somewhere." Next thing you know I see them drawing away + that fills my heart with so much joy.
I'm off to catch up on Flight Lessons to see what I've missed today.
Sending SO much LOVE + JOY to all my dear + creative friends!