The rest of you may have realized by now that I am an artist. I just can't help but see beauty nearly everywhere I look. And I am constantly having ideas for things that would look really cool. One of my goals that I have been neglecting, which is on my bucket list page, is to doodle at least once a week. I plan to start doing that this week. When I was in college, I doodled all the time in an (often futile) attempt to stay awake during lectures, especially the ones with really comfortable chairs and a professor with a monotous voice. So I was doodling five times a week, and I just felt really creative constantly. Sidenote-ish: I plan to scan and upload the doodles from my lecture notes in the following weeks, just for fun. The one thing that I have never really been good at, besides drawing realistically, is painting. I am pretty good at doodling abstractly, and semi-realistically (meaning monsters, stylized people, etc.), but I never thought about painting in the same style. I don't know why, but the thought just never occured to me. Until yesterday. You see, I joined the site that I am sure is actually crack, but it disguises itself as Pinterest, and I am now hopelessly addicted. And it has made me so insanely creative. And one of the things that I have taken from it, aside from hundreds of really cool jewelry ideas, is that I would really like to start painting. The idea has been growing in my brain ever since I began watching the show Switched at Birth on ABC Family. One of the main characters is a teenage girl named Bay and she is insanely creative and talented. But I could totally do that: things like painting over tape and painting cool patterns and designs. I just need to doodle with paint. And my hope is that people will like my work and buy it from my Etsy shop. So that's another thing I would like to do with my life. Well it's basically an extension of what I already knew I wanted to do, create things that make people happy. And thanks to my wonderful family, I have a bit of birthday money, not much, but enough to make this possible. I can certainly afford a couple of canvasses to start out on and some paintbrushes and paint. So I just wanted to share that with you. Also, completely unrelated: I can hear my neighbors watching porn while I'm typing this: distracting. And I will leave you with various sketches I've done over my lifetime.
|I thought it would be cool to buy some white shoes at Goodwill and doodle on them with sharpies. |
It was, but I wish I had doodled the shoes to match, and I also have outgrown them now.
|the other side of that shoe; the other shoe is doodled with |
random designs in color and I like it much less, one day if I feel ambitious, I might paint over them
|a doodle I did while watching The Lovely Bones; I hate the butterfly|
|a sketch I made in one of my many high school art classes|