Art · art journal

A Message and A Vision

Today, while journaling, I had a very clear vision come to me, and with it came a message. I then tried to recreate the vision in my art journal with an abbreviated part of the message. Though I don’t normally share what I write in my journal, this message feels like it was meant to be shared.

Have fun! Enjoy all these new discoveries I am bringing to you; new ways of thinking, of being. It is fun, isn’t it? This is not work or punishment, it is your Divine Right, your purpose. Make it fun. There is always enough time. There is always enough time. Your dreams are all coming true. You cannot see it now, but it is already happening. Step into it. Take my hand, walk through the dimensions with me. You are already there. There is nothing you need to do or be. It is already done. Soften, listen, open, receive graciously. We are bringing gifts directly to your door, open it up, leave the past behind. Open the door and let the light in. You do not have to live one more day in the darkness. Open the door, let us in. Soften, breath, receive graciously. Do not turn away. We stand at the threshold with abundant gifts for you. Soften, breathe, listen to the sound of our knocking. Your gifts, they are here. Receive them. You need not determine your worthiness, these gifts, they are your birthright. Open up the door, dear girl, let the light shine in. You need not spend one more moment in the darkness. It is an illusion. Remember, it is an illusion. Let the light shine in. Soften. Receive graciously that which is already yours. Enjoy. This, my love, is fun, is joy, is what it means to be alive. Smile. 

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Art · Ever After 2018

Ever After 2018: Style Development 2

For today’s sketchbook practice I took what I’ve learned so far in Ever After 2018 from Tamara Laporte and Marielle Stolp to create my own piece. I used the face template from Marielle Stolp’s #FantasticBeasts lesson as well as her eye, nose, and mouth design. I really love how her template makes creating faces much easier. I also loved how Marielle Stolp did a lot of measuring in her lesson, which for whatever reason, I hadn’t thought of before. I have been freehanding my sketches, and it’s frustrating and requires a lot of erasing doing it that way. The heart and ribcage in this sketch are stencils that I purchased on Etsy and just got in the mail today. I was so excited to have the chance to try them out.

In thinking about my own personal style, I love the whimsical and beautiful, but also the dark and edgy. At some point, I intend to merge them into my own unique style. There is something about the combination of beauty and darkness that appeals to me.

For this assignment, we were to practice our own style by changing at least two of the three components from Marielle Stolp’s style development exercise. These include subject matter, supplies, and approach. I altered the subject matter and approach, and in doing so, changed the supplies. I’m going to let this piece sit overnight and then come back to it to see what colors and medium I want to use.