Wednesday, 25 January 2017

I'm just a big cloud of 'dunno'.

I don't feel much like writing at the moment and I'm convinced anything I did try to write would be terrible so I'm popping in to post some photos, ramble a little, and that will be it for now.
 I'm still painting feathers, this time practicing tonal values using Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, Chinese White, and Permanent Blue. Things I've learnt help with watercolour feathers is to water prime the paper first, it gives me clear parameters to work within and stops bleeding. I'm finding that to minimise the muddling of colour by blending with a brush a simple drop of clear water over the colours I want to flow together works nicely. I'm still a fan of mixed media in my artworks as I always have been, my felt tip pen and watercolours are a great combination. Hopefully I can expand with that.
I found some architectural sketches from my high school visual art diary and was reminded I based my whole HSC collection on those. It's something I'd like to expand on when I get time next.

Tarot studies have been going well. I made sure to include a daily tarot card into my January Habit Tracker and it's given me a little box to check off which for some reason improves the likelihood of me doing anything. I pulled Seven of Pents this morning... particularly like that card. Reminder that continual hard work and nurturing of a skill even in the downtime is working toward an eventual success. Also a gentle reminder that patience is a virtue. I guess that has something to do with my feeling as though I need to have some kind of plan for my working future stemming from something my psychologist mentioned this week, and also from a number of friends who are studying Uni while parenting. It's just a sensitive point for me I suppose. I know something will come along when the time is right.

As for myself right this very second? Well my day started with being enthusiastically bounced all over at about 5.30am and having my ears talked off every moment since. It's 9.30am now and I honestly feel as though my brain may explode. It's one of 'those' days... patience is on thin ice, PMS thrown in, tired etc. Plus a little emotionally drained from the whole Trump thing. I don't understand how someone can blatantly ignore facts and scientific research to make such drastic decisions on behalf of such a great number of people. It quite frankly disgusts me.

That's it for me, I'm being climbed on again because I haven't paid attention to my three year old in the past 5 minutes. Not even joking.


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