Painting: Heart Hommage

8"x 8", mixed media on canvas

I found out that I have high blood pressure.  Apparently, I don’t handle stress well- but does anybody?

I thought it would be nice for me to paint something that showed my heart that I do care about it; and I hope it won’t crap out on me because I’ve been stressy.  This painting kinda grosses my partner out.  But I like it.  I like that if you look closely, you can see that there is an image of a heart under all the veins and stuff.

Art: “Swept”

16"x 20", Mixed Media on canvas

Here’s what I’ve been working on this month instead of my journal.  I was working on it to finish it for a friends birthday present.  She’s been wanting something I’ve made for a while, and I finally had the time to make it for her.  I wanted to make something calming for her, and so I chose blues and greens.  I’ve been on a weird Picasso-esque cubist faces kick lately, so that made its way into the painting too.

Its hard to give something away that you’ve made.  I knew it was going to be a gift, but now that its done, I’m attached to it.  I can’t keep everything I make, but it never gets easier when I sell or give something away as a gift.  I don’t know if it will ever get easier either…