Monthly Archives: January 2016

Three Succulents With Neon Colors (digital)

Three Succulents With Neon Colors (digital)

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ABOUT THIS PICTURE

Digital art. I made this using Sketchbook Pro on my smartphone! It’s a Galaxy Note 4, which has a lovely little stylus. I worked on this while I was doing my laundry at the laundromat, which goes to show you can fit creativity in at any time! This was a short sketch, using an existing photo I took of some succulents. Being able to use my own reference photo really makes the art process a lot more fun. I feel more emotionally connected to the final art product. I know where I was, and what I was doing while I took the original photo. I remember why I was entranced, and what was originally artistically pleasing to me about seeing this in real life. I like the lines of succulents. The innner and outer shapes, the colors, the way everything is so delicate in form and yet so sturdy at the same time. They are hardy, yet pretty plants, and emotionally, I like to think of myself the same way. Maybe they’ll be my personal icon from now on. Seems like a good choice, doesn’t it? (If you want to see work-in-progress photos of this work, please go to my WIP page.)

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Beginning the Year + Three Roses (digital art)

Beginning the Year + Three Roses (digital art)

I’ve posted parts of this small work on my new WIP page.

Three Roses, colored

 

I’m working on keeping my hands and brain going. I’ve got lots of ideas for the upcoming year. How have things been going for you? Have you set some goals for the year ahead? Instead of setting goals this year, I’m sticking to some core values and working my way from there.

1. Love and be loved
2. Kindness, kindness, kindness – toward self and others
3. Patience
4. Art is play, poetry is play, life is play

(A great article I read along these lines is here.)

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with creative pursuits. I have poetry goals, artistic goals, book goals, learning various programs and getting-proficient goals. The task list can be eye-boggling, but taking it a little bit at a time is helping to steady me. I can take small steps everyday. That’s a thing I can do. Over time, those small steps will lead to a large progress. It’s the One-Day-At-A-Time Mentality. I can do this. You can do this, too.

I’m rooting for you and thinking of you in the days ahead.

Keep doing what you’re doing, keep your goals in the forefront of your heart and go for it.

Much love,
Penney

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