Today is finally the last day of september. I wait all year round for this particular day. Why? you may ask. What is so special about this day?
Well let me tell you. It is the day where I clean the apartment, wash it from top to bottom, actually move all the furniture, washing places that have been ignored for a year. (Now we sound like people living in filth all year, lol) But why bother doing it the last day of september? I’ll tell you. After the scrubbing and sweating, I get to decorate the house for halloween! For me halloween is all of october and 31st is just like Christmas, you celebrate the month that has been and say goodbye till next time. (But better than Christmas because you get to wear a costume) Luckily my SO has gladly (with some force and not being allowed to have a say in it) accepted my tradition. (Just kidding, he actually loves it too). So here is how our home looks like now.
Lately I have been busy with work, and too tired to do anything else after. Except finishing a shoe order I had. But this weekend I decided to surprise Christian. He has been really into LP lately, and that band means a lot to him. So he has asked if I could draw Chester bennington for him..So on thursday when I came home from work and saw the ugly rug we have in the hallway (which christian had spilled some orange juice on which left a stain) I started googling ideas to pimp up a rug. I didn’t have textile paint, only acrylic and oil.
and I’m just putting out a short post here to prove I’m still alive and whatnot.
And to show off this gift I came home to not long ago!
So Christian, being all sneaky deaky, left this wrapped gift on my desk while I was at work, and opening that badboy up revealed…
A brand new quill!
It’s a Harry Potter theme house quill I’ve been drooling after for a while, so I was super happy to receive it. Things like this reminds me why I keep this doofus around.
Anyway, it looks fantastic and is awesome to use. Lettering looks amazing, and it’s fun to doodle with. Christian liked how the page numbering in his manuscript looked so much better now, after the age of the quill.
Lastly, as promised in the title, here’s a quick doodle I did the other day.
So, I’m pretty happy these days. I don’t wanna toot my own horn here, but my boyfriend is pretty cool. Got me a new desk, cause after we moved I haven’t had a proper one to work with. Now I do. It’s actually better than my last one, which I loved.
It’s spacious, with a lot of room for all my pencils, paints and whatnot.
Anyway, just a short post on that. More works are coming. I’m just really happy. 🙂
There’s a saying in my family, though, well, I am probably the only one using it, so ‘family’ is a stretch, but it sounds better than, ‘Oh, I have a saying, it goes…something something wise sage’.
It goes; “The beavers are restless tonight.” And it means that things are amiss, and you should be on your guard. Especially for rodents, if you live in the city.
This is all just bull. Tho I do use the above line now and then. Mostly in my writing. I do have more rodents though. Told ya’ll they’d crop up everywhere.
Anyway, writing is still good. I actually passed 100k (103 now but who’s counting) not too long ago. That felt like quite the landmark. In fact, one of the plot lines I began WAY at the start of the book now came back full circle just as I imagined it. Overjoyed at that and how it turned out. Proud even.
So, I’ve been working on this new painting for a while, and all in all I guess I’m satisfied with it. I have this thing where I’ll make stuff, be really glad with the progress and how it looks. and then when I actually finish it I don’t like it that much anymore.
People tell me diffrent tho, so that’s good. Christian is always impressed, particulary with this one, but doesn’t he always have to be impressed haha
I do like to title my works, and I usually know that title early on, for there’s mostly something that sparks these ideas for images I get, but this one in particular just sort of came out of nowhere. In any case, this one is titled ‘Don’t know where I belong‘.
Yeah, so…there it is. Don’t really have much else to add. So, you know, just gaze upon my artistic wonders! :O
Also, Christian went by a week without updating the blog. Dishonorable! For shame!
And you’ll float too! *insert eerie, creepy laugh*
Found myself pretty bored today, so I decided to do a quick painting of the awesome Pennywise the Dancing Clown, from Stephen King’s IT. Feels weird to introduce this, cause doesn’t everyone know this character??
Anyhow, spent a few hours on it, and just on a normal sketchpad, A3 sized, using acrylic paint. I love Pennywise, and so does Christian, so it was fun to do. Nice to finish something that quickly for once, despite this only being something short to work on to pass the time.
Doesn’t that new remake look terrible? Christian is actually keeping an open mind on it. What a loser. He could join the Loser’s Club…
I do some artwork on shoes occasionally. I began doing that roughly 5 years ago? Wanted some cool shoes with Daryl from The Walking Dead on them, figured I’d make them myself and voila; now I work over shoes periodically.
Several I’ve made just for me, one pair of work shoes for Christian, and the remainder have been commissions from others.
Finished a pair recently for someone, and they turned out pretty alright. They wanted their dogs to pride their shoes, so it ended up being this:
These people apparently are big dog lovers (who isn’t tho?), cause I’ve received more request for dogs already just based on these. So don’t balk at contacting me for works, whether they’re doggo related or otherwise.
Tim Minchin is pretty cool. Fun guy. Needs a haircut. (okay not really, I love his hair)
Anywho, got another oldie up my sleeve. I really like this painting, for it’s the first time I tried my hand at oil painting instead of acrylic. I think it turned out pretty alright. Since this, I have mainly stuck to oil painting. Fell in love with it, and it seems like it’s what I was always meant to use.
It’s another one from 2013, and it’s based on an image. As you can probably guess it is a painting of Tim. Hopefully he’ll model nude for me one day Christian don’t read this