A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking with a co-worker about how litter time there always seemed to be to work on art- she creates her own unique jewelery and clothing. This led to me showing her my portfolio and her asking me to paint her a portrait of her daughter for her daughter's new apartment. She showed me her favourite picture of her daughter on facebook and emailed me the photo as well, telling me that I can take my time, I could be as long as I want, it could even be a Christmas present for her daughter.
So that was great - absolutely no pressure, no worries about rushing the painting, and I ended up drawing the preliminary sketch the next week. The outline sketch on the canvas came next, and last night I finally got the time to paint it! So I thought I would post the stages of the painting as well as the final for your enjoyment....
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
What is consuming my life at the moment - other than a full time job? That would be my search for the perfect apartment. It really seems near impossible. Its been about 2 weeks now of constant searching through the endless craigslist entries that update faster then you can read them. Part of my problem may be my pickiness, however I feel like the place I choose to live in should feel like home. Why can't I have my dream apartment on a limited budget while going to university? I must be realistic ofcourse, but while I have time to search for an apartment, I might as well try searching for the perfect place.
All I really want is to live in a nice Victorian home, a spiral staircase in the front would definitely be an asset. Second or third floor is a must, third would be preferred as it is usually the top floor of the Victorian triplexes. A balcony is also necessary, what would I do without a place to eat breakfast in the sun with my newspaper, or sit out for drinks in the evening? While we are on the topic of the preferred architecture, a tower would be wonderful, not to mention a tower room. Curved or octagonal rooms, wouldn't that be great?
I just want a funky place I can call my own, saturated in the charm of an older building. Black and white tiles, large sunny windows, a large kitchen with plenty of storage space. Now my number one wish/hope would be to have a studio, perhaps a corner of the place dedicated to painting and my artwork. It would be a place where I could have all paints and supplies on display as well as my inspiration taped on the walls around it.
Anyways, as you can probably tell, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what I want, and needless to say, I have not been having much luck. I'll keep you posted with this project of mine, and wish me luck on finding a place that kind of resembles what I am wishing for!
(the collages included in this post are composed of photos collected from deviantart.com, and put together using Picasa)