Lately I've been feeling really artsy. Both in knitting and painting. Painting is taking center focus however, as I am finally starting to realize my potential as a fine artist.
It started last semester when I began turning my still lifes into landscapes with objects other than just the knitting. And then my love of cartoons came up and things really clicked.
This summer I have been working strictly on smaller works, in gouache and pastel. Although not the same as oils, and not nearly as fun or satisfying, I am enjoying my time working on these and the potential I have for experimentation with composition and color.
Motivation has been running low lately, but now it's up to a new high. I applied for a solo show at a local coffeeshop in Manhattan. I found out Monday that I got it! Come November 18th, all of my small summer works will be on display :) The idea of a solo show -- even if just at a coffeeshop -- is a feeling I haven't experienced until now, but it makes me feel like a real artist now!
Also, for anyone interested, I have a facebook page now. And I also updated my art page on this blog.
I hope everyone is having a good week!