It’s so much fun! It is official, AllBeckysCreations is now an official full time job!Some times people get distracted by life, and the things that they love become something they loved. I almost allowed this to happen due to some expected and unexpected circumstances. I saw a video on YouTube explaining gelli prints. I had seen so many on Etsy and Facebook, I had to check it out. After watching these video’s I ordered a gelli plate for myself and began experimenting. Sometimes it just takes a spark to start a fire. Well, I’m on fire. I have also been painting, drawing and doing some painted letters, but this collage thing is great! It’s just so much fun and the sky is the limit to what can be done! You will see much more of me in the future, lots of work to add to my Etsy Shoppe. I’ve been doing a good bit of custom orders, which I really enjoy. (hint hint) Stay tuned for more!
- The things I have learned in a month….
- 1. Life moves on
- 2. time flies
- 3. When moving into your old room after 30+ years, you need new furniture.
- 4. It’s hard watching your father grow old.
- 5. Even though Mom doesn’t live here any more, she does!
- 6. I’ve been drawing a real long time….. ( These hang in Mom’s cabin)
I’m sorry some of these are hard to see. I drew them all in the 80 and 90’s. They all hang in a room with little light, even in the day time.
This is what “Nanny’s cabin” looked like when Mom bought it in 1978. I drew this after my children were born.
This is what it looks like now. Well, give or take a bush or two. I drew this about 5 to 10 years ago. Forgive me but time flies and I just can’t keep up!
10. The grass is still green
11. Everyone else are going about their days just as before.
12.. Life goes on and so will we……
getting started…. Where do I start?
Some of you may already know this, but just in case…. I moved in with my Dad July 1st after my Mom passed away.
I came back to Georgia after living in Nashville, TN for 27 years. Leaving behind not only dear, dear friends but also my grown children. Both of my children consider Nashville their home town even though neither was born there.
It has taken me 3 1/2 weeks to get my art studio the way I want it. Well, everything but artwork on the walls. I’m still waiting to hang stuff. It has been months since my creative juices flowed. I don’t remember what month I completed my last piece of art work. It was probably April, or maybe March. No, I’m pretty sure it was April.
It is true that I have been in a state of some depression, which always causes problems with creativity. But, in light of the fact that I have worked diligently to turn my art into a career, I have been concerned that I needed to get down here in this new studio and be creative. I may not be able to create anything that I feel is sales worthy, but it is important to start creating.
My daughter was recently in Chicago and took a photo of the sunrise over the Great Lakes. I decided this photo would be an excellent one to start with. There wasn’t an enormous amount of articulate detail work, so this would be great. Ha! There it sits on my painting table.
Then, when I realized that this was not going to be something I wanted to work on at this point, I found the garden apron I made back in the fall. This apron was humongous. I thought a family of clowns would fit comfortably into my apron.
See, I told you it was ginormous!
I started altering the seams on the side to make it a better fit. I worked on it for a couple of days. Once I felt it was of a more appropriate size, I decided to tie-dye it. I thought it would make a aesthetically more appealing appearance. my disclaimer… I have tie-dyed before very successfully.
OH LOrd! Look what I did!
all that work I put into this apron, and it’s “Ruined!”
( the tie-dye was a complete failure)
So, I got this bright idea that I would find something to draw! Draw, I can do that! Well, I found another seascape, and I started working on it. Ugh!
I don’t know how this got so messy, but it did and then I got frustrated. I just really don’t know what I’m gonna do?
I guess I’m gonna go back to my studio tomorrow and I’m going to pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again!