4 years ago

7 Quick Takes #23 The Artsy Edition… Advance Apologies.

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JEN. HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO POST 7 QUALITY POSTS A WEEK. HOW. .

How. YOU MUST TELL ME!

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I have three babies. Just three. I couldn’t do it. I tried.
But when I found myself frustrated that I couldn’t sit down for even 10 minutes without what felt like zombie baby hands from all angles clutching at my laptop, my fingers, my hair, the charger cord; climbing on me, rolling on me, hanging from me, crying, whining, begging… I gave up. I got up and took the boys out to the sunshine.

I have info and stories I want to share but “a-post-a-day” I am not ready for. My writing abilities and my bwain aren’t at Olympian status …YET.
I’ll get you, my pretty…”

So what I’m going to do instead is over the next three weeks, dedicate one post per week for NFP information. There.

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My sister and brother in law graciously stored my artwork in their basement for the past 4ish years. Artwork from the 8th grade through college. About 10 years worth of smudgings, paper, charcoal, and lacquer smells. It is overwhelming. For some reason unknown to me, I unearthed and hauled it all home this week.
For the same grappling, ravenous zombie baby reasons, I haven’t been able to go through it all. I have aspirations to have it all framed and hung some day, somewhere over the rainbow, but I know that’ll only maybe happen… in 20 years. I did, however, get to go through a few sketch books:

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Lots of them were filled with obscure, emo french sentences with poor grammar:

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As always, I was into fashion and jewelry design regardless of the zero grace to my style, in high school… enter late 90’s fashion and a strange Maleficent-esque trench:
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WHAT a coinkydink that I also found this fashion illustrator on Instagram today! How inspiring! I wanna do what she’s doing– WAIT WAIT WAIT. I DO do what she’s doing… These birthday cards are from 2011…20130727-110325.jpg

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…only I never figured I could make moula doin sucha thang. Int√©ressant!

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I couldn’t help myself and cracked open one of the more recent portfolios to objectively view my drawing improvement from high school to college, present day being nearly 6 years later: it was a hazy memory of lithography class (this one is from year 2 …orwas it three? at DAAP circa 2006):

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Here’s the original figure study I used for the above lithograph (likely 2006 as well):

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I closed my last sketchbook with the final thought:

You should have sketched in marker more.

From now on, I shall.

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