Thursday, April 10, 2014

Playing with Soft Pastels

A few years ago, I purchased a vintage set of pastels on Etsy because I love how they look and feel. It wasn't until recently, though, that I felt brave enough to actually try them out. I'm so glad I mustered some courage, because they have quickly become my favorite medium.

The set on the right is my vintage set, and the one on the left is a new set that I placed in an antique box. I just love old boxes!

There's something just magical about blending the colors together with my fingers and watching the colors smudge and smooth. My favorite subjects so far have been still life pictures of nature and animals.

This little piglet just makes me so happy!

Thanks for visiting! Have a creative day. :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

I'm Back!

After 2 years of being immersed in academia and putting art onto hold, I'm taking the leap back. As much as I love to exercise the left side of my brain, I never feel complete until I am creative as well.

I've been reading so many wonderful art blogs these past couple of months and have been inspired to pursue this blog I abandoned long ago. Before, I felt so much pressure to publish posts that I often would stare at the computer screen, worrying over the blank page. Lately, though, I've been inspired to use blogging as a creative outlet. I need the motivation to be creative, and I hope that this blog will stretch me. When I feel uninspired and don't know what to blog about, I'll know that this is an indication that my life isn't filled with enough creative. It will be an indication that I need to rearrange my life, to make art a priority again.

I hope that you will join me on this journey and that my inspiration will inspire you, too!