This is Goddess Drawing 3 of 5!
If you have been following along this challenge then you know that I am creating several goddesses for my Facebook friends as well as various other drawings.
Soon I will start painting 🙂
Here is Video 1
Here is Video 2
Enjoy and thanks for watching!
Today I was resisting creating art because I was tired. I was very tempted to announce that I was taking a break. Once I had that thought it opened up a creative space inside to jump in and do what I promised committed myself to.
I found a piece of incomplete art that and added her arms and a bit more detail to her dress. I feel more complete from finishing up two older pieces from the past couple of years and now I will be moving forward with the next goddess.
Finishing up old art is very powerful because it allows us to claim a part of ourselves that has been left behind and keeping our energies scattered and unfocused. One result is more confidence to go forward and with greater ease and enjoyment. Yes to that!
And that’s what Awaken The Artist is all about … going back into the past and reclaiming what was forgotten and tapping into the inner artist. This is powerful in so many ways.
If that makes sense to you then that is awesome and if not, then, why not? If you are here wanting to awaken your inner artist then allow yourself to really jump in and challenge yourself to create and if you want some help I’m reading a free video call in the next couple of weeks and I’ll be talking about how you can get more creative.
What I discovered with Day 10:
Creating art even though I was tired (hidden resistance) energized me and I felt much more satisfied with my accomplishment after initially experiencing some resistance.
Go create some art!
It was late when I started drawing but I kept my promise on my art challenge!
Day 9 Video
I finished this piece offline
Below is a photo taken with my phone (the reason for the dark background). I realized that if I took the time to scan every piece of art that I would not have the time to create and share the blog. My goal is to complete this challenge with all of the imperfections and then to have help with my tasks in the very near future.
I am great a delegating because I love to do what I love to do! 🙂
And here she is complete!
This began as a simple pencil sketch. I found it in my art pad and thought it would be fun to transform it while livestreaming on Facebook. I forgot to take a picture yet you can see where it began in the video 1.
Facebook appears to be having a challenge giving me the “embed code” so that you can actually see the video on this blog post. Instead you can click below and it will take you to my page. Hopefully this will be working again soon. Technology!!!
CLICK HERE to watch Video 1 of this drawing (only about six minutes because the video stopped as I was creating).
CLICK HERE for Video 2 (Take 2!)
I created this drawing in the fall of 2014 in the beginning months of caring for my mom. Drawing was a great outlet for me at the time. It was simple because I could take my art pad and markers with me wherever I went. Often I spent time drinking coffee or tea at Whole Foods while I relaxed and happily created.
So my question to you is
“Do Mermaid Goddesses exist?”
Why yes of course they do 🙂
See you tomorrow!
Almost complete and about to begin the next goddess drawing!
I hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend! It was ok at my end creating art, running errands and taking care of my dog.
And making art and blogging of course!
So, I finally found some time in the evening to work a little bit more on this drawing. I started drawing on Facebook LIVE and about 27 minutes into the video it stopped.
I attempted to post the Facebook video but there is a technical issue with Facebook … it does not give me the ability to choose the embed code. Technical glitches are fun aren’t they? Oh well. I am not going to let a little technical glitch rain on my parade.
So good thing I have a short video from Periscope to share with you.
CLICK HERE to watch part 2 of this on Periscope
I will be working more on this on day 6.
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Today I created a “sign” on Periscope that I can display when I am on this platform when people join in and I am busy creating art. I enjoyed good conversation with a couple of other artists and excited about creating community there.
Here is the completed art … real simple today. Plus it gave me time to complete some technical things and even rest for a bit.
A couple of weeks ago I asked if any of my Facebook friends would like a goddess drawing and I had five courageous volunteers!
This is goddess drawing number 2 of 5 for my friend Jillian Coleman Wheeler. Jillian is an amazing person and a great writer and I am honored to create this drawing for her.
The video stopped in the middle and I picked it up again immediately after. Technology!!
I’m not quite done and will work on this tomorrow. The intention is to finish all the art I start and it’s okay if I work on it in two or three parts! I’m enjoying the journey.
Today’s Video on Periscope
I talked a little bit about what has kept me from creating art and what I have been doing about it. My art journey has been very interesting and has led me to helping others to awaken their inner artist. It was interesting on this periscope because there was a troll that told me that I should not even try to be earning money off of my art. I blocked him and then I told everybody else that had it been 5 or 6 years ago I would have taken that comment very personally.
I went on to say that over the past few years I have observed the making of art by so many artists and have been incredibly amazed at the different kinds of talent. I’ve compared my art to other people and I have sometimes thought my heart wasn’t good enough and other times I realized yes my art is good enough.
Really what matters is what I feel inside. I now allow myself to enjoy my journey… my creative expressive journey. I’ve come to the point where I love my art. Mostly I love the creation of the art and when I’m done I feel good. It might not be the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo and that’s okay! I’m totally fine with my own journey and I encourage you to begin your journey as well.
Listen to the video if you feel inspired to and start to ask yourself what’s keeping you from creating your art. It doesn’t matter what your art is … you are here to create. Allow yourself to create.
Today I drew a Whimsical Tree on my Facebook personal profile page. The first video stopped in the middle (silly Facebook!) so I picked it up again on a 2nd video there. After that I did a bit more detail work on Periscope.
I am using this 21 day art challenge to experiment with more than one social media platform and get a better idea where and how to spend my time.
Sometimes I draw and talk and other times I speak only as I also have various processes and knowledge from my journey to share with people who are ready to get unstuck creatively speaking and make art for personal and professional reasons.
Drawing video 1 of the Whimsical Tree
Drawing video 2 of the Whimsical Tree
1 Minute Instagram video sharing the finished product 🙂
CLICK HERE for the last bit of the drawing on Periscope
Let me know in the comments if you would like to access a digital version of this drawing and we can color together 🙂