Artist Block pt.2

If you are a frequent visitor of my blog you know that i wrote a blog post all about my struggle with artist block. As promised in that post I am giving an update.

So far the one I have tried that is working pretty well for me is I have been experimenting with watercolor again.

11: Explore other creative disciplines
Inspiration can come from anywhere. Look beyond other illustrators and designers: photography, typography, fashion, film, packaging and signage, for instance.

If you didn’t know me in college which most of you didn’t the one required class that I was putting off until my last year out of straight fear was painting. You could either take painting I or watercolor I. Since i was turned off by the idea of learning to make my own frames I picked watercolor. I was no master and realized this is not an easy medium as I originally assumed it was.

Even though it was difficult I did find coming into the studio in between classes or at night to finish the little details relaxing. There was something nice about the waiting. Each layer has to be completely dry before you can move on to the next. I also became obsessed with the palette itself. Each one as unique as the painting I was attempting at making.

I mean come on look how beautiful they are I honestly should have just taken high quality photos and called it a day… HELLO new project!

The work I am making now on my tiny desk is a little different then what I made in school. I dabbled in abstraction which you can see in the third photo below but even then I had to take a photo first to get the actual inspiration to create it.

The two pieces I have created over the last week are small abstract self portraits. One I entitled Homesick and the other is still untitled. Both in my eyes reflect me and how I am currently feeling. It’s foreign to me to have a blank canvas and no resource imagery but I think it’s lushing me to expand my creative mind and tool belt. I am bravely adding the images of my two new pieces below. I am excited to progress and make something I genuinely like in the future.

Homesick, 2019

Homesick, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Fresh Self Portraits

As you can see from my work I occasionally model for my own photos. You can call it a self portrait, a selfie, or an advanced selfie if you will. If you follow Sorelle Amore she invented the term Advanced Selfie and has an amazing series on youtube about her life and work. You should all check it out L I N K. Anyway I digress.. back to the goods with spring just around the corner it was time for my legs to see the light and break out the shorts and a dress. It was nice to get back in front of the camera and try out some new ideas.

Spring Things

In all honesty I hate shopping in person. I don’t like the process or digging through options to find what I am looking for. Online shopping is my jam. I can search for what I want in the size, color, or material I need without talking to a single person. Am I antisocial or just lazy you decide? Anyway lets get to the goods..

  1. 12th Tribe Lone Ranger Army Green Blazer

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    I love this blazer its so soft and comfy. I love it cause it can easily dress up a tshirt and jeans with minimal effort. This beauty is linked above but you can also use TRIBEKY at checkout for a little discount!

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2. Sonkir Soil pH Meter

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Would it really be a Kylie blog post without the mention of plants. I got this little $9.49 tool on amazon and as soon as I got I spent an hour poking all my plants checking their moisture level. This guy is create if you are a little clueless about plant moisture but also if you hate sticking your fingers in the dirt. I got it to help me with plants I have covered in rocks, especially my cacti. I honestly have nightmares of overwatering Franklin, my huge euphorbia, and it dieing of root rot.

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3. Top Knot Goods Be Kind To Woman Kind

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Not only is the shirt super comfy but is also fits in with the theme of march! Woman’s month wooo! I discovered this female owned business awhile back and it made my throwback lovin’ heart swoon.

This lovely photo was taken by:Gabby Mcgarry

I have another little discount code for ya: KYLIEDELANE

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4. Urban Outfitters Lou Collared Mini Shirt Dress

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I am so happy about this pick. I am in love with the color and the shape. It is very comfortable!! No discount code on this guy but it is on sale. Perfect for spring!

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5. Top Knot Goods Leather backpack

I bought this a while back but just started using it, which means it is sold out and no longer available. But still I love it it is big enough for all my things including my camera but small enough that I enjoy caring it.

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