Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday #22: Paint

It's a sleepy sort of Sunday today, brought to you with this photograph from my front porch.  The light outside was just perfect one day and I photographed the first object I saw.  Now, on with the post!

FITGAINS.  I managed to get my butt to the gym five times this week which hasn't happened in month!  It's easier to keep going once I build up the momentum, but the activation barrier to exercise is still high.  I've found some positive ways to motivate myself to work out; I'll be sharing them soon!

STRANGER THINGS.  Have you watched Stranger Things?  No?  Get on it!  My boyfriend and I finished it this week and it absolutely lives up to the hype.  Fantastic imagery, cinematography, and acting (except when Winona Ryder's character is supposed to be sobbing, but THERE ARE NO TEARS ON HER FACE). 

MEETUP.  Liz brought me as her plus one to a drawing Meetup where artists in the are gather to draw.  It was nice to meet people outside of the academic bubble that we both work in.  I also realized that, despite having a lot of interests, the activation barrier to do them is still pretty high.  Having a dedicated place and time to draw means I actually did it.  I was also really inspired by the other artists I met.  It also highlighted my own creative limits; I need to expand outside of realism and portraiture, even if I love drawing people.

Works in progress.

PAINTING.  I went to an informal paint night on campus and touched brush to canvas for the first time in about ten years.  On the right is my dabbling on paint night.  Afterwards, I decided to buy myself some paints, brushes, and canvases.  On the left is a painting I started with my new materials.  Painting seems a lot harder than I remembered it.  It may be because I'm older and far more critical.  Creative goal: to write, paint, and draw with the reckless abandon I had in my teenage years.  Gosh, do I sound old.


•  Deasy's blog: fantastic aesthetic and photography.
•  Kandice did great work on photographing her friend Lemon.  Love her vintage, old-film aesthetic.
•  The zibaldone was the 13th century version diary and scrapbook.  Pretty good inspiration for how to fill Moleskines. 


  1. Love this laid back post, just came across your blog today and you take such beautiful photographs!

    www.Barely There | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog


  2. Your paintings look amazing. I haven't seen stranger things. It's always refreshing to meet others outside the academic environment. I hope you have an amazing week.

    Whenever you can, I will love you to visit my blog and tell me what you think of it.

    1. I forgot to add that I love your candle holder :)

  3. I am so happy for you, your motivation made you go to gym 5x this week. I would love to get the same motivation if I can. I got addicted to stranger things! I finished 8 episodes in one night! Awesome show right? Your paintings are beautiful! You have beautiful talents :)
    [thanks for the mention]

    Love, kandice.

  4. Laid back Sunday posts like this are the best. Your paintings look lovely so far! You've got to post them when they're finished!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  5. I still desperately need to watch Stranger Things, I've heard nothing but good reviews so I'm gonna have to suck up my fear of scary things and check it out! Your drawing meetup is such a cute idea too :)

  6. The post is so great! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

  7. I looooove Kandice's work! It's just amazing. Also, haven't seen Stranger Things but I think I need to do that soon. It sounds amazing :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  8. Love the paintings! And omgosh, I am obsessed with Stranger Things as well. Can't wait for the 2nd season! :)


  9. Your paintings look so wonderful <3