I love to paint, but when it comes to painting a room, I am not the best. I get waaaay too messy. Here's a cool trick I saw on pinterest involving a single rubber band. I'm definitely going to try it next time I tackle a paint job.
Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed. Kyle and I have so much going on that I have to remind myself to just chillax. Breathe and paint, right? In this painting I tried to use the same color palette as an old geography globe. I have an old elementary school globe in my classroom that I just LOVE. It's even texturized so you can feel the mountainous regions, and the colors remind you of a vintage map. The continents are a mix of turquoise and blue-green....the ocean a sky blue....mountains and desserts are golden and orange. I thought it would be neat to translate the colors onto an important piece of human anatomy. Excuse the analogy, but aren't our lungs kinda like a map to our cardiovascular system? Without them, we'd be lost? (ok, I took it too far). In all seriousness...our lungs serve a great purpose and they look amazing while doing it. I especially had fun creating all the arteries, er...highways...heh heh he.
Before and after my Nashville weekend I was able to spend a few nights at home with my parents and favorite doggie, Chesterboy. When I was just starting high school my family and I moved to Lebanon, Ohio and soon after we got Chester. He's 14 yrs old now but still one of the happiest and most lovable dogs I know. I of course moved away to college, to Columbus, and then off to Maryland, but Lebanon has been a great place to call "home."
Had an awesome time seeing the sights of Nashville, but mainly enjoyed spending time with a fantastic group of ladies. Who knew we'd see a ZZ top guy and Russell Simmons brother? perform. I still have a cramp in my side from laughing so much.
Today I'm making the drive back to Baltimore where I hope to get a ton accomplished.....this includes a trip to the seamstress where they need to transform one of my bridesmaid dresses into a 6 month maternity dress (good luck to them but I have faith). I hope to post a few new paintings in the coming weeks but time has been really pressed.
In the meantime, have a great week and keep on keeping on.