Just some thoughts

   Good Evening! Today I am just going to write about some random ideas that I have been thinking about.

For example, I would like to have a more successful blog/website. I know to do this I need to write more, craft more, take more photos, in general just constantly be doing more for that to become a reality. I constantly have so many ideas about different things that I should be doing and making and creating. I need to dedicate a time for me to be able to explore these thought and dictate them out on to paper. But… see with this thought, there becomes the instance of all of the random thoughts that pop into my head at random times…. I am over thinking this. Here is one of my main problems… I think really fast, get a lot of ideas and than I over think them and still never quite get them done. Maybe yoga or something like that would help me focus better, or maybe just less caffeine. 🙂 Never!!! 🙂

Other things that I have been thinking about lately are a lot about making my own ideas into reality. Like setting a plan and executing them until finished polished and printed. I need to start holding myself more accountable. There isn’t anyone else that is going to do this for me and if I want to be some kind of artist, I owe that to my self and my art. I know that everyone uses New Years as a starting point to renew your life on a new fresh page of the calendar, but why can’t I just pick a random day or month? I think that I should choose something more random, a date more like me, maybe Sept 1st? Have this as my new beginnings, a new chapter in this book. To really start holding my self to a standard that is going to get more things accomplished. I know that so far I have done a pretty good job, way way better than I have in the past, but there needs to be more, more action, more work, more effort.

All in all I guess the summary of this blog was about me and making more time for myself and my arts, well….  now to get to it! ❤ ❤ ❤

5 Petal Paper Flower Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are my new paper flower designs!!! I love these!! I am so happy now to have two different designs, I am going to make about 30 of these and than try another one. I have a couple modification in my head that I want to see if they will work out. I want to make more lily like ones too that are slimmer.  I am going to be working on making bouquets too, I think that those would go over nice.

🙂 🙂 🙂 So many different projects to be done!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

I haven’t been very good about posting things on here. Not that there isn’t quite a bit of different things that have been going on in this artistic area. I still have about 5 different photo projects that I need to post on here and on the Facebook page. I think that I will hopefully be getting more and more of this kinda thing done and up for the world to see.

A Very Holi Party

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing my friends party of year, at Chateau Fremont. This is a celebration that Hindus greet the turn of winter into spring with a splash of color — in some areas, a geyser of color. They call their celebration the festival of Holi, and Hindus across India and throughout the world share prayer, camaraderie, special food, and a general sense of mischief as they douse each other in dyes and colored water. It was a blast, I loved all of the colors and all the fun! Here are some of my top photo’s. If you would like to check the rest out they are on my art Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/alittlestarlette

My 1st Art Show

I recently had my 1st art show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Downtown Minneapolis with RAW Artists. I brought most of my fine art paintings and one sculpture. I finished most of what I wanted to bring with me on time, the only thing missing was the photo work. I wanted to bring a photo album of some of my photography work but I didn’t make it on time to get those printed with some of the issues I encountered.

I had been worried about bringing some kind of “wall” but was told that it wouldn’t be necessary and I didn’t worry about it any longer, but when I got there and saw what some of the others had brought to display their work I was a little saddened. I wish that I had been a little more prepared as far as presentation goes. I think that would have made all the difference in the world. At least my dad came and he was on the job to look at the other displays so that we could create something that would be more visually appealing and with lighting.

Another thing that I learned is that I need to have price tags on the items for sale and prints for sale. I have been looking into this part and it will defiantly be apart of my next show.

But overall I think that this was a pretty good showing, if not for anything more than the experience and the show of my supporters. I have gotten many Facebook, texts, call, emails from people wondering how the show went and to let them know about upcoming shows. That helps me feel better about the decision that I am making to move towards being an artist. I know that it takes a lot of time and dedication and I am now ready to put this effort in. I am so happy by the amount of people that did actually make it to the show and got to sign my memory board. I think that these are going to be great keepsakes and hopefully someday will have a whole room’s worth of supporters signatures and notes and when i am facing a hard day I can look at them and remember all of the people who are supporting me and appreciate my art.

******NEWS*****

I just bought my hosting site today and hopefully in the not to far distance future I can purchase my website and than i will have a whole new look and be able to better market myself!! I hope all of this old posting transfer. but if not I will figure out a way to make that happen! 🙂

 

Up and Coming!

I just got accepted to this great organization for artist all over the USA, it’s called RAW:natural born artists.

This is their website:

http://www.rawartists.org/  <—— Check it out, it is so cool!!

This is my bio page on their website:

http://www.rawartists.org/alittlestarlette  <—- SO COOL!

This is the link to BUY TICKETS!!!:

http://www.rawartists.org/minneapolis/theblend   <—– I have 26 left to sell!!

The event is on May 10th @ 8pm at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN

I am beyond excited and so filled with love for this opportunity. I hope that everyone who like my work and just loves art and artistic people will come out and show some support for this event. I went to one before I was a member and it was so much fun, there were so many different kinds of art and artists that you are constantly being entertained. ❤

Blue Swirl Painting

THE BLUE SWIRL PAINTING

This is my most recent painting, I call it blue swirl.  Above show the two different views that I have gotten mixed reviews on. I don’t think I personally have a preference on which way you hang it, I guess it would depend on the space in which it was to be hung. Thoughts??

I usually like to write what I was feeling or thinking about when I paint the particular painting but I don’t have too many deep thoughts about this one. These are the swirls that I have drawn all my life on various scrap paper or while on the phone or in class. I have always had these around me, this just what automatically come out when I have a pen or marker. The one unique thing about this one is the fact that they are so bold and striking, the outlines make them pop out with the blue/green tones. It has a 70’s pop art feel to it almost, like it should be in an Austin Powers movie.

Side note: I finally organized all of my art supplies!!! Which feels amazing, this is a project that I have had on my ultimate to-do list for about 6 years. I am finally so happy that right now if you came to my house and asked for anything art related I could find it in a snap! I think that this is something that I was using as a crutch for a reason why I wasn’t creating as much art as I should be. This makes me smile that hopefully I can finally be free of this burden and just get down to business!!!

 

 

 

It’s been awhile

It has been a little bit since I wrote on here. I feel horrible about my lack of communication on my artistic journey. There were somethings that happened in my personal life that I let take over me for a little while, but now I am back on the horse and ready to create even more beautiful things again.

I did manage to create a couple of things during this time that I am proud of. The melted crayon heart is the representation of how I felt for the last couple of months. I am not completely out of the hole yet but at least now I have a shovel and a flashlight. I saw a lot of crayon art on the website pinterest, but they were just crayons glued to the canvas with the labels still on them and melted down to create a dripping look. I just pushed this generic idea and thought that this would be a good way to express all of the feelings that I had inside of my own heart.  I had been thinking a lot about how each relationship leaves a scar on your heart and the dark blotches are those scars. There is still red because of my belief that there is still love left within me but that there is pain and hurt as well. I think that this is a fare representation of me. I really like the end result and am in the process of making another one of a different emotional connection. If you know me, I bet you can guess this shape pretty easily.

The other item that I created was my inspiration word block. This ones story is kind of suggestive of all of the things that were about to happen. I don’t really have a good reason why I choose this word at the time, it just stood out to me. I’d been searching for a word to use for this project and I kept running across this one, must have been a sign. I really like how it turned out, I used a couple of different things to make this, like the flowers are all handmade by me and the letters were cut from my circut machine. I really like how it looks kinda vintage. I will also be creating more of these with different words and looks. This is something that I can create to be fully customizable to anyone or any room that they would want to put it in.

 

I am still working on other things too, new ideas and old ideas that were never executed. This years plan is to make things happen for me in the art world. I need to move on from the bar scene as my primary and make my life about what I love to do. I realize that i have been stuck in a hole, that is the service industry. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love it and I love all of the people I know in it. I just need to not primarily rely on it anymore and I need to follow my passion. As scary as it may be, I just have to.

“If it were easy, it wouldn’t be worth it” Right?

{My Boys}

Here are a couple of shots from two different photo shoots that I did recently. On the left is Brenton, we went to Lake Calhoun and wondered around, I love the lake and the shadow of the city in the background. On the right is Reece, I took him to the Stone Arch Bridge. I love the urban look that we got with his pictures. These two boys are pretty special to me and I am glad that they let me use them as my beginner models. ❤

I really am enjoying the whole photographer process, since for so many years I have been the one stuck behind the computer. It’s nice to get out into the world and behind the camera.

I hope that I can grow this little en devour of mine into something that I can be successful at and possibly make money too.  It would be the best life to be able to work for myself and be an amazing feeling to be able to do that for myself. This is something that every artistic person dreams about for their life. I just need to keep working at it, harder and harder, everyday and the possibilities are endless.