My days got flipped. A few weeks ago, when my room mates went on vacation, I began living my life at night while my husband was working because I had grown so accustomed to having someone at home. Now everyone is back in sync, except for me. I have turned into a certified (almost wrote certifiable) creatrix of the night. The sun goes down and I wake up. A bite to eat and time with hubby before he is off to work, then off to my studio lair where I listen for the Muse to gently call my attention to the night’s latest soiree. I don’t mind working this way so much, but it definitely goes against the grain set out by society which can be a bit troublesome. Makes it hard to connect with those who live life by sun light. But this weekend offers an opportunity to flip. So hopefully I will be back to my daylight work rhythm before too long. Working at night has been a big help in staying focused. I have managed to get a lot of art done and some pretty decent writing.
Tonight I am working on a mixed media piece with an underwater theme for a class I am teaching at the beginning of next year. I am very excited about the art and the class. I am so please with the way it turned out. This push to create is forcing me to work on a variety of art skills. Up until recently, I hadn’t really painted much. I have mostly worked with prisma color. I suppose any kind of work transfers over to a new medium eventually.
I am extremely pleased with how realistic my mermaid is. My work is usually much more naive, a fact I don’t mind, but it is exciting to do more when I want it. So, basically, I love her. lol Somehow she looks like my mother did when she was young. I call the work Sanctuary. It is playful but has lots of soul. And I am so happy to get to share it with you.
This work is my offering for Art Every Day Month. If you are interested in checking out the other artist, head over to that site. I have been enjoying the blogs and getting to know some new Creative Spirits.