Wednesday, April 16, 2014

life is good


another amazing week of full circle.  i have learned volumes.  one of the major lessons learned is the use of charcoal pencils and the importance of layering paints.  i had always worked in more or less of a flat way, self teaching myself from observation but taking a class has really opened up so many roads for me artistically.
i have been quite obsessed as a matter if fact, in a zone.  so much so that when i ventured out of the house after four straight days in the studio i felt strange, confused and out of place like i had been in a coma.
you see, full circle workshop is filled with assignments and tutorials. and not only about painting and drawing but about writing, poetry, photography, journaling, music, collage, mixed media.  there is enough fun for a decade.
i have really enjoyed the new photo apps

different filters and layers can make a photigraph so much more interesting.
but it's the painting that i most enjoy
at the moment, i am just playing in my moleskins and a large mixed media strathmore journal book
practicing, practicing , practicing
i also made a card for easter
for a dear artist friend
on watercolor paper
and worked some more on the cover of my moleskin
even made a handbound book as per instructions in the workshop
a little book that will be all about me at 58




an occasional excursion always ends up witnessing beauty

as evidenced at this amazing mexican restaurant in thousand oaks near the civic center
where the food matched the decor
ofcourse the best was yet to come as we made our usual stop at the bookstore
where i was particularly inspired by these images inside the art magazines
so home it is again
making mischief
and enjoying the 
picture window
and back to painting it is
and perpetually inspired


2 comments:

Silvina {Enlunada} said...

Realmente admiro tu don creativo!!! Cuántas cosas se habrán sembrado en tu alma en éste tiempo de aprendizaje! Me alegra enormemente que compartas tus creaciones para disfrutarlas desde aquí!!!
Besos!!!!

María Ramón said...

Constanza veo que tú también estás disfrutando del curso. Has hecho cosas realmente bonitas, de verdad. un abrazo y gracias por pasarte por mi blog