Daily Work: April 17-23, 2016

2016-04-17 13.26.56

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 107/366

I loved this hedgehog when I cut it out of a magazine. I’ve had it for a while and just decided to make a packing tape transfer and put it in my book. I’ve been experimenting with my stamps. I have a million and have never used them much. Trying to expand my horizons a bit with this round of Get Messy Journaling.






unspecifiedMonday, April 18, 2016, 108/366

Love this quote! I decided to include all the quotes from the Get Messy Prompts for this season. It means I’ll probably have to make more pages but I’m guessing I can handle that.








2016-04-19 15.05.05Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 109/366

Playing a bit of catch up for the prompts. I got behind last week so have been trying to work extra this week. The top left one I completed yesterday and I started the top right and bottom left yesterday. Today I finished both of those and made the bottom right. First time I’ve EVER used that typewriter stencil. It was waiting to be perfect!






2016-04-20 11.03.12Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 110/366

These circles. I can’t get enough! The color palette is so dreamy spring I can’t think of anything but English gardens and the glasshouse at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. This is shaping up to be a really lovely project.

I often have such mixed emotions about doing commissions. Each and every time it is such a balance of figuring out what the client wants and making sure that I provide that in a piece that I feel reflects my aesthetic. I often go through these cycles of loving and hating the work. And when I am particularly hating it, I tend to pause and try to identify what is troubling me about it. Sometimes that part takes a few days or a week and that waiting feels so UNproductive. Even though I know that the end product will be better because I’ve taken that time. In my mind, the client is always impatiently tapping their foot and looking at the clock even though not one of my clients have EVER done or said anything that remotely sounds like that. It’s a mental thing that I’d love to be rid of. Good news though: I’m not stumped in this piece and I currently know where I am going. Stay tuned though! That might be different tomorrow!


2016-04-21 08.28.59Thursday, April 21, 2016, 111/366

Adding texture to this one with some texture paste. I have plans to use some of the red and turquoise on the white flower once the paste dries.







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Friday, April 22, 2016, 112/366

Huge driving day so a bit of a new crochet project. It’s going to be a shrug. The yarn is some I got at a church rummage sale. It’s expensive organic cotton yarn and once it’s washed it’s going to feel amazing. The color gets me every time.






Saturday, April 23, 2016, 113/3662016-04-23 13.31.11-1

I posted on Instagram that seeing these paintings was like being at church. I’ve always felt a sense of comfort and homecoming when I look at Van Gogh’s Bedroom. It was no different to see it again today. I was thrilled to get to make the side by side comparisons and study what Van Gogh changed and didn’t change. I’ve always had a preference for the second one. I love those green floorboards. I came away from seeing the three together with an even stronger preference for the second one. It is the perfect version of this image on just about every marker. I’m probably going to write a whole blog post on it so I will just leave it at how thankful I am that I got to go and see the exhibit.