My second Brother, the most fatherly of my Brohim, asked me to create a painting for a dear family friend. We have known Mike since I was about 8, so it’s a long time we’re talking about here.
Mike plays guitar and my Brother, Joe, plays the tenor saxophone, so I included an image of a Gibson Les Paul and a tenor sax.
I added layers of ultramarine glaze to the background.
I delivered this to my Bro yesterday, and even though it’s belated, Happy Birthday Mike!
This was my second completed canvas…
The “new” series of journals is numbered 1 through 6. The first 4 are 9 x 12, while #5 & #6 are 10 x 7.
Here is Number one, with coloring pages and random collages created during the first 3 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. I rode out the first 2.5 months with my love and the 2 cats in Lodi, CA.
And that’s the end of that.
Now I’m off to work on #s 2 through 6.
Five is going to be fun as it is all about my love…
I know I’ve been MIA for a long time, but my excuse is love.
That’s right, I’ve been love-drunk for months.
I met this sweet, caring, man 2 months ago and he has changed my world for the better. He inspires me and encourages me every day.
He has even helped to up my coffee game! I have an aeropress and an electric kettle now. Mornings are sweeter now.
Anywho…I am making art, making love, making a mess…We go for walks and bike rides and we want to go camping when it gets warm.
We are very happy right now.
My bestie, my Mommy, gifted me a new artist’s easel.
Isn’t it GLORIOUS?!?
I got to go to paint night at my library last night and worked on some impressionistic practice.
And in parts:
…and a lot of spots:
I learn more every time I paint…
Happy Autumn, ya’ll!
It’s the last one of the series…and almost as big as the blue journal.
There are more Slam Book type of pages in here…
But a lot of paint as well…
Rad-a-Tat is where I got my first tattoo:
Just trying to be helpful:
Joan of Arc:
Big pallet tester page:
Every day I wake up like this:
My second favorite page in this book:
Quoting Morticia Addams:
Norman Vincent Peale:
Playing with faces again…
They are shiny…
America? The earth?
This is my favorite page in this book :
It me again!
From a wall at AA:
It just takes a long time…
Been told yes…
Message from my Brother:
What a shame:
Reality just gets in the way…
In the greenery:
Sleep is my favorite thing.
And that is the last of this series. I started 6 journals over 3 years ago and now they are all ‘done,’ as much as they can be. I usually don’t go back and add anything to the pages later. That’s not to say that I can’t. Because its ALL MINE and I can do what I want with it all!
So…now I have 6 new, blank books waiting for me to get started on a new series. No pressure at all, as I currently have 22 more backgrounds to create for my friend’s book…