My room mate just got back from a two week vacation. She came home, excitedly reporting the highlights of her time away with stories, pictures and souvenirs. My husband and I were eager to hear about her journey. It has only been a few days, but I feel the same way I imagine she felt about my time away from the computer. My media fast has felt energizing and very productive. And I can’t wait to share my experience with you.
First Project: Block Party
I spent the first part of my time away prepping several small pieces of wood by sanding them with my handy new Black and Decker Mouse Sander. I have been collecting some pretty cool tools lately. This is one of my favorites but doesn’t hold a lantern to my new light box. I have wanted both for a long time, and they are just as useful as I hoped they would be.
Once prepped, I started playing with the blocks. I had little sketches with plans thumbnailed on them. But, I found as I was sanding the wood, that other ideas came out of the designs I found in the grain. So, I let go and my Muse took hold.
The little blocks have been fun to work with. They call to me at night when I am supposed to be turning in for the night and in the middle of conversations with loved ones. They just might be my new addiction.
I used the last day of my media fast to work on the banner for my new website. The process was nerve racking. Some parts of coloring the image are new to me, and I didn’t have a back-up black and white image in case I messed up. Overall, I am happy with it, but I am looking forward to figuring out how to work out the kinks I discovered.
So, you wanna sneakie peekie at the banner? (drum roll, puh-leeze!)
Peek-a-Boo Banner to Pique Your Interest
This is just a small portion of the banner, but probably my favorite part. It is relaxing and exhilarating all in the same breath…just as I hope the new site will be for you.
OOoooo, I hope it gets you excited as much as I am for shifting over to our new home. The original banner concept came from a sketch I did while listening to a speaker talk about living your life’s destiny. I wasn’t trying to draw it. It just came out. And I knew right then and there that it was the banner for the new site. It has gone through lots of transformations and each one has taken me to a new level of technicality. In fact, just after finishing the banner, I decided to alter the woman’s face. We will see what she looks like in the end. Riding the process is exciting.
Well dear Creative Spirits, I am off to get my hands dirty again. I promise more pictures soon, including some images of my studio as I transform it from a place where I sometimes go to play into a place where I work….. at playing. Just a reminder to you that I am participating in AEDM where you can find some really great art by other participants. Head over and check them out.