Monday, July 20, 2015

Studio Day Monday

It was a busy day in the Queen of Arts Studio.


Pumpkin and I began the day with the Deepak and Oprah Manifesting Grace through Gratitude Meditation.

We are on day 8 and I am quite impressed with myself for not missing a single day !

Then I headed to the work table and continued work on this intuitive painting piece. Its a 20X20” canvas.

Its gone through quite a few transformations but I am liking the final orange version quite a lot !


IMG_2514The pics don’t quite get the vibrancy of the orange nor do they pick  up the gold metallic touches that I added here and there.


It was a little grey today so maybe I will try and get more pics tomorrow but I love the little details…

IMG_2518  I also did this page in my new journal.

It was a struggle !

I have been taking the Happy Painting class by Juliette Crane and it has made me play around with different materials and different ways of painting faces and I am kind of lost in the mish mash of styles right now.


I kept at it and pulled out the old dip pen and the inks and put my own messy style on page.

IMG_2523 In the end I decided to just let it be what it is for now.

Its definitely not my favorite page and I was kind of disappointed that it was the first one in my new Moleskine journal.

But then again, I have to remember that journaling is not all about making pretty art.

Its about taking the time to do heart art.


So f*** off, Inner Critic.

The page stays as is ! I will not be taking your advice to rip it out of the book.  ;)


While letting the paint dry on both of the other pieces,

IMG_2506  I decided to spend part of the afternoon stitching.

Stitching and watching a movie.

I watched “Words and Pictures” with Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen.

I give the movie a 6.8 out of ten.

The movie played with the question of whether words or pictures are more important in and of course, there was a bumpy romance in the story as well. A pretty good chick flick.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

And my jeans are starting to look pretty badass, no ?


I feel so lucky to have had this day to play.

Tomorrow will be filled with errands and such, and then Wednesday, I will be packing.

Heading north to visit my Quebec peeps and get a bit of that Northern Summer beauty.

Really excited to hug some of my special people up there ! I miss them a lot !

Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !


Kate Robertson said...

Love what you did today. Lots of beautiful images and colors.I like the journal pages too. Have a great trip.


Nadeja said...

Your arty process is always so creative and inspiring for you and for all of us have the privilege of seeing the results on your blog! What a treat you are! Thank you Kimmy for the gifts you bring through your art!! (and in all other ways too) Love you!!

Olivia said...

Me too, My Queen (agreeing with Kate). I like that you give yourself permission to post the not-so-perfect pages as it gives us regular at-home artists (as opposed to royal artists and those artists who have been published in fun books) permission to do the same. I hope you have a wonderful trip, xoO

gma said...

Wow! Love the orange and turquoise combo. The bomb.
I really like this!!!!Glad you linked to facebook so I could check your post. I don't get around to the blogs much anymore. Which is a shame. This is awesome.

beth said...

oh those inner critics just piss me off sometimes!! personally, i always find your work amazing, but i know what you mean and i also know that "first page" in a new journal stress…..ugh!

travel safely sweetly!

oh, and did you know that i know juliette?
{I've been to her house and have had lunch with her}
she lives here in madison and is also a panhandle lover in the winter :)

any whooooo….love and miss you!

Anonymous said...

Loving your orange in all forms and it's always important to create with a cat on your neck, guarding against that critic. Loved "Words and Pictures", just my kind of movie. xox

J C said...

Hi Kim..been a long time since my last visit. No reason, just life I guess. My loss, I have been missing lots of good stuff. Wow, that orange painting really stands out, and I really like your mermaid journal page. Most of all I like that stitching you have done on your jeans. Would love to see the finished product! Now I want to do stitching on my jeans too...even though every time I touch a needle I get pricked. I'll be back. Take care.