I ended up not getting much sleep again last night. It wasn't because of our unwanted guest staying in the chimney, it was because my little girl ended up having a upset stomach (which I thought at first was a stomach virus) and I awoke to her being sick (in the bathroom). She felt much better after it all got off her stomach and I cleaned her up and put her back to bed. Needless to say I couldn't sleep after all of that and I kept checking on her to make sure she was okay. I wasn't going to send her to school, because I thought she didn't get enough sleep. but she got up on her own this morning and wanted to go to school. Since she didn't have a bug, I decided to let her go. I'm sure when she gets home this evening she will be ready to crash on the couch.
This morning I finished up these lovely three ladies.
Here's something I thought I would share. This is a really fast rough sketch I came up with yesterday. I totally had a different idea with books in my mind. I mean nothing about this pose, design, etc. is what was on my mind. Oh well, LOL :D I believe it's for a reason. I guess this will end up being a part of a series if I ever come up with the other 8 ideas for the spiritual gifts. It should be fun. Hopefully I can keep the ideas a little more simple, than my big projects. I figure these will end up being at around 11"x14". It all depends on the detail in small areas like in the faces.
So I decided to take a break from art for a very good reason. We have finally started working on my art studio, after two years of my building setting there and after about 6 years of not having my studio space. I have really missed having my own space. I've had to draw in the living room, paint at the kitchen table and at times try to draw in the bedroom thru the day while Roy tried to get rest for his nightshift job. The biggest battle has been the lighting and trying not to make noise and wake Roy up. I finally gave up on drawing in the bedroom completely. So that meant no big projects. Just smaller pieces like 8"x10"s or ACEO's.
Besides all that I'm still battling my health. I was under a lot of unnecessary stress. Stress really effects my stomach problems. I finally took enough and cut the stress out of my life. I feel so much better. This studio will be a place for me to pray, sing, paint,.... a place of refuge and peace. My husband has watched me go thru …
My auction ended on eBay and I sold "Glimmer". I got a offer and these two (Glow and Wink) were sold before I got a chance to post the auctions. I do have more ideas for this series, but for now I'm switching gears. I'm not sure if I'll be doing ACEO's for the next project or 5"x7 or possibly bookmark size art. Mondays are always busy with sending out orders, getting caught up on house work, website updates, and laundry. I haven't really had a chance to think about it.
I did just a little updating on my website and added these beauties to my portfolio. So you can view the pictures at www.hollydurrart.com. Go to the portfolio section of my site
I decided I would redesign "feel the spirit". I wanted to change the background some. I kept the idea of a Native American mermaid in a canoe. I love water and trees. I grew up in a log house in the woods and we owned river front property, so I got to swim and play at the river a lot. I guess this is why I love drawing mermaids.