Acrylic abstract art is always just a little bit over my head. I mean, there is some amazing stuff out there, and I look at it, and I enjoy the process of it, but then I sit down to give that kind of thing a try and it's like I don't even know where to go with it. Is it about colour? About contrast? How do you decide when and if to use shapes?
I'm out of raw canvas, so this project is probably going to end with a fizzle instead of a bang. I think getting sick was the last nail in this coffin - most days I just want to go to sleep early. Unfortunate, because we're getting summer weather all of a sudden. My poor plants need some attention but so does my workplace. Isn't it always the way.
I kept adding more clovers and just barely saved it in the end! I thought for sure that this one wasn't going to amount to anything but then a wooden butterfly transformed the whole image. Whew.
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Today's video is more of a live-art sick vlog, in which I lament upon my sickness and doodle instead of hooping. Hoops will be back tomorrow. There are only a few days left! :O
This isn't a real post. It is, however, a bit of a stand in and a tribute to my original plan which was to play Katamari Damacy whenever I wasn't completely bedridden from illness. Turns out, not much video gaming was had after all. The blue fabric sure messed up the lighting on the camera though, yeesh. Any Katamari fans? See if you can identify ALL the items! Hint: all food.
I like everything about this one, I like the cactus, I like the shiny, I like the scribbly, I like the colour palette, everything.
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I'm so sick right now that I'm probably going to run out of videos this week and miss some days. My bad.
Close, close, close to gardening time! To 5am birdsong, to sunny afternoons on the balcony, to late sunsets.
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Chickadee friends arranged in a circle, giving unsolicited and unwarranted lectures to their chickadee friends. They pop out just to express their displeasure and then turn their back at the first opportunity. Their concern seems so... privileged, and hollow. I don't know how their words are supposed to be motivating at all.
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Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?
Monday, June 5, 1pm PST