Month: February 2011

New Journal Entry, And also…

I have had a really rough couple of weeks. I am trying to quit smoking so that I can hopefully live longer. I also want more time to do art.

Unfortunately, I have been so stressed out b/c of the not smoking that working on painting has proven… tricky. I DO however have some new art journal scratches to share with you. 😀

Copyright 2011 Elaina Gibbs

This piece is one that I am thinking of transferring outright into a painting.

It has to do with expressions of love. I suppose that some would say that it’s fitting, being Valentine’s Day (well, technically it’s only still VD on the west coast, but still…) but I generally try to avoid capitalist holidays if possible, lol. My partner and I have been talking about the different kinds of loving that are out there, and I personally have been dealing with very intense issues related to jealousy and sexuality. I really love this piece in particular because I feel I did a really good job of pictorializing my emotions… it’s hard for me to do that at times in any clear sense. :: shrugs :: Usually the emotions are there, but they are much more abstract- as much as possible for representational art. I am a guarded person and so… and so it goes. 🙂

In other news…I am honestly able to say now that I will have my art officially for sale very soon! We have been working out some paypal glitches, but soon… yes, soon… :: rubs hands together maniacally:: I am planning to have an online storefront of some sort, but I am not yet sure exactly how that will cyber-materialize.  We begin the new journey tomorrow, and I am so excited about it. It has been a bit of a pipe dream for a while, and now it will become a reality.

That is all for tonight, my friends. Please tune in frequently… and I hope that a loving and awesome holiday was had by all who celebrate it. Also, Happy Early Tuesday Morning to ya!

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Oh Look!- Amy Sol

Thanks, Hi-Fructose,  for giving me Amy Sol‘s art to drool over. The stuff that’s my favorite is probably the 2009 works, this is the one in which big, beautiful, fictional creatures abound. I just can’t get over it, it’s too beautiful.

From Amy Sol's Blog

This links to Amy Sol's Blog- go check it out

Everything she paints makes me so happy yet is so melancholy. I love the mixture of those two emotions, frankly, even though it makes me cry (sometimes a lot.)

I will have some very exciting new news in the next few days… keep an eye open…

Happy Wednesday Night/ Thursday Mornin’ =-)

Scratches from le Tiny Notebook

A while back my sweety re-engineered a very small sketch pad that had a spiral top with some metal D-rings so I could easily take out the sketches, scan them, and put them back in the book. I’m a pretty lucky gal, ’cause I wouldn’t have thought of that on my own.

Any-hoodle, I thought that tonight I would post a few of the sketches here so that you could see (even more) of my sitting-around, doodling/sketching brain.

Copyright 2011 Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2011 Elaina Gibbs

 

Copyright 2011 Elaina Gibbs

Copyright 2011 Elaina Gibbs

 

Tonight the Missus has gone out to party with friends and I, as per my usual, decided to hang at the ranch to paint and also just dedicate some time to artfulness in a general sense. I think that since I currently do not have a “day-job” I would like to have a vague goal of spending a chunk of hours daily dedicated to the art in my life.

Things really are up in the air at this point, but for some reason I am rather tranquil about it. I’ve never taken the risk of “wait-and-see,” I’ve always had something, work-wise, to fall back on. Now I feel like I am doing a trust-fall into the (hopefully) gentle hands of fate and it makes me feel adventurous. That might change, sure, as time ticks on, but I am not going to worry too much about that at this moment.

One bright update: finally got paid a few days ago for that painting. I’m taking it as a sign, atheist that I am.

Hope it’s been a lovely Monday for all.