January 28, 2008
January 27, 2008
I also love doing contours because they get me off the hook so to speak. I find drawing to be extremely daunting, but when I already know the drawing will turn out weird and ugly I can resign myself to it and move on. I'm going to push myself to draw more because I think childish drawings are more expressive and appealing than photorealist ones. So I can't really screw up. Everything is relevant.
An important aspect of play for me is writing down everything that is inspiring or thought provoking. Words, quotes, revelations, lists, dreams. That is the purpose of the molitos and I finally have a new one thanks to my lovely lady :) It's a plain pocket journal and I adore the plain pages and it's thickness.
The cover: more primary colors and white polka dots.
Ahem, my addictions...
January 25, 2008
January 22, 2008
The furry hat is a staple this week as it's been hella cold in Chicago. But it snowed yesterday so I can't wait to build some anatomically correct snow chicks to scar the brats on the block ;)
PS: I wish my Russian hat was as cool as the purple one Thereza drew here.
I was feeling down for a few days my mother and I watched After the Wedding, a painfully beautiful Danish film by one of our favorite directors. I won't go all film student on you, but it's a must see. It's one of many films we've watched together in the last few days with a theme of loss. Naturally, I started thinking about what I would do when she's gone and how it will change me. She was never the same after her mother died sixteen years ago and I don't want to become broken when it happens. We've always understood each other from the time I was a toddler and told her to get a divorce. She's the most brilliant person I have the pleasure of knowing. We'll stay up until ten in the morning watching and discussing films, and discussing anything from the influence of religion on the progression of modern psychology to sexuality. She's my soul mate and I love her to death.
So while the quote is rather morose, the bright colors represent my commitment in trying to strengthen and heal our relationship because we don't know how much time we have left together. So this is ultimately a positive spread about healing. My mother drew the woman in the middle years ago and I went over it with Portfolios. She likes this one best :)
I love how cathartic both art and film can be. Consequently, I've been interested in practicing a fusion of art and film therapies some day. There's a great site called Spirituality & Practice where you can take a quiz that helps you choose a healing practice such as forgiveness, faith, or love and films are recommended based on your practice. Mine is love, hers is shadow.
January 18, 2008
This is the little Molito that lives in my purse (it has a thing for Frida Kahlo). The fact that it's full has been fortuitous for the word challenge because it's where I scribble, jot, and list with abandon. If it wasn't beneficial, it would be in the dog house for not duplicating on command. Since I go through them rapidly and typically only carry one at a time, the ongoing lists would work better in my big moleskine because it has more longevity. When it's done it goes in a cute yellow box with the six old ones and my pens/markers that don't travel with me daily.
January 15, 2008