Come follow my journey! I have no official art training and no real connections to get me into the art world. I am 36 years young and my dream is to become an artist, not just someone who makes art in their basement, but someone who successfully sells their art, and I will not give up on that dream! I would love to break into the world of mixed media art and maybe even have galley shows someday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What's Up Buttercup?

 I'm so new at this I am still trying to figure out how to make my blog page, navigate blogger, and even find other people's blogs to read!
Lol cats make me smile!

So I want to start with where I am in my art life right now, I'll try not to babble.
I started the process of freeing myself to create art about five years ago. I had been told as a child that art was only a hobby and could not be a career.
I asked on yahoo answers, what makes someone a real artist?
One of the answers I received sent me a link to

Best decision ever!
I won't go into all of my thoughts and feelings about DA right now, but at that time, it was the perfect thing.
I had a copy of Photoshop CS3 and from what I saw on DA I discovered a whole new genre of art, photomanipulation.
I began madly creating pictures from all the awesome stock on DA. Looking back at those now are quite frankly embarrassing.
My artistic soul was singing with relief!
Ahh! Crappy early stuff.

So now here I am 5 years later trying to fully dedicate my life to the creation of art.
I have explored poetry, photography, design, mixed media and artist trading cards or atc's. All on my own.
My most recent passion is mixed media. I am trying to learn all of the techniques and tricks from every resource I can.
My favorite is Somerset studio magazine. while it doesn't usually show my exact style of art, most of it is really cool. I struggle with myself about the difference between scrapbooker, crafter and artist. are they one in the same? I am sure all artist's struggle with burning internal questions, we all seem to have such a loud internal critic!

I got tired of always having to use other peoples images. I decided to hone my drawing skills. I recently discovered a class by Suzi Blu (whom I formerly dismissed as too cutesy wootsy) that was more realistic and cheaper than her other classes. don't even get me started on money problems! and I just had to be an artist too which is like the most expensive hobby...
Anyway, I could never ever draw faces and had no courage to try it. I signed up for Suzi's portraits class and got out my pencil!


now I must admit that I love miss Suzi. I watch and sometimes only listen to her youtube video's just to cheer me up. She is so happy and silly!
I am slowly crawling my way through the 3 sections of the class ( I skipped the angels section because I must admit they are still too cutsie and I am really not into angels at the moment, I'm sure you know what I mean).
I just started the last lesson, drawing 3/4 faces. Yikes! I put it off this long because I was so nervous. i have drawn 2 so far and I am loving the results! My second drawing swore to me she was a nun so now i an obsessed with nun's so I can draw her correctly.
Not my art but, isn't she gorgeous?
I wish I still had time to get a nun costume for Halloween,darn. My kids are going to be a kitty peeping out of a pumpkin and a little devil (as if he isn't already!) I will post pictures later. I am on my laptop and I have all my art on the desktop, which actually is only in the next room, so I will post pictures of my most recent pictures later...
 Yes, I am that lazy. Aren't we all when we really get down to it? heh heh heh.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

This is my first blog!

I want to chronicle my silly little life, my experiences trying to find myself as an artist and make a career of it and my escapades as a parent of two crazy kids. This is all new to me, but I have some great teachers!

step one: figure out how to post a photo-check!

Let me know what you think of the name of my blog if you stopped by, I may change it.

Live chat RIGHT NOW (Sun. Oct. 16 2pm est.) with Suzi Blu:
She's making gypsy curtains and playing French music, lol! Come join the fun!