I’ve been digging through the studio vault and pulling out old projects in those wee hours of the morning when the Intern is sleeping (but I’m wide awake). Not sure if they will join the new batch of Unicorn Pitties headed to Designer Con 2019.
My plan is to finish out my 2019 commitments of shows, commissions, etc and of course, taking care of Management and the Intern. And then try to take a breath before deciding on what 2020 will bring for the company.
For now though, a little vacation is in order. I’ll try to share pictures from the trip but moms can only do so much sometimes…;)
A customized Funko Pop Mickey Mouse I’ve been working on bit by bit in the middle of the night between feedings….
This vinyl Mickey Mouse is covered in a yellow honey glaze with black swirls. Splashes of oranges, yellows, aquas and pinks dance amongst gold honeycomb and metal bees.
The eyes are dotted with unique flower broaches. The nose an Amber colored crystal, with iridescent crystal buttons on the pants.
In one hand, a glass bottle of honey. In the other, a wooden ‘hive’. Wire work of gold, Amber and honey beads and bee charms dance across him.
He comes on a black and gold honeycomb pattern wooden stand.
One off original that cannot be duplicated.
Size wise 4.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 5 inches tall
He is in the shop now
Trying to just exercise my creativity a bit when I have a moment here and there. Cleanse the pallet so to speak with these canvas sheet paintings.
I’m having a hard time finding inspiration, desire, time, you name it, to paint. I’m exhausted mentally and physically. But painting has always been my release so it’s hard to give up or even take a break.
“Swallowing The Last Embrace” 12×16 on wood panel (not for sale)
This one took me a while to finish. Partly because I can only paint right now around 3am between feedings. And partly because I’m exhausted. Physically, mentally and emotionally I just couldn’t find the desire to sit down and let my heart work to paint this moment.
It is getting harder and harder for me to paint. What use to be my cathartic release has turned into a painful activity. I’ve been seriously mulling over the idea of quitting or retiring, however you say giving up as an artist. When I look at this painting finished, I don’t know the answer.
Still painting like a mad woman over here. Still very, very pregnant…
I’m uncomfortably, hugely pregnant and ready to pop at any given moment. Trying to get as much sleep as I can and just not do much but it’s tough. Painting and listening to music is the only relaxing activity I can stand at the moment.
So here is my latest painting. In this recent style I’m not able to explain quite where it comes from…
I’ll put this up in the shop, which will re-open once things settle down. If you want to call dibs now, just email and I can get it shipped out.
I’m 14 days away from giving birth and my plan was to relax and just try to rest up. But sometimes I can’t overcome the urge to paint. This one definitely came from a place of anger.
Feeling used and discarded and needing to take some of that power back for myself.
It is 10×20 acrylic and ink on canvas. It will be in the shop when I’m back from maternity leave.