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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hippie Revolution

Had the girlfriends over for a fun night of craft and revelations! Nothing beats having your girlfriends over for an evening of laughs and liquid hydration !!

So the evening had quite a bit going on but it was well planned and orchestrated. We started off with a session on gift wrapping - that's my thing ! I love gift wrapping ! We worked with two themes - one floral with vintage flowers and brown ribbon; and the other a Vintage theme with vintage sheet paper,crepe paper ribbon, brass flowers, pearls  and feathers. The girls did an amazing job and were super excited with their wrapped gifts.

We also started an Article Club which is similar to a Book club. It works coz an article is short and you can literally read it on the way to the party or even at the party. Got the idea from blogger A Cup of JO who's blog is a lovely daily read. My friend Maya picked the article which touched a nerve in all us and got us opening up and sharing our immigrant experiences which we normally wouldn't talk about. 

The dress code was Hippie themed so everyone came aptly dressed ! I just had to make a couple of protest signs for the photo sesh. Thank you my lovelies for a fabulous evening.................can't wait for the next one...............love you guys !! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Instagram for Gold

I have recently joined Instagram and I have to say this (out loud) I love INSTAGRAM !!! Of all the social media I would say this is my favorite and the perfect fit for me. It's visual, its easily accessible and it introduces me to so many amazing artists.

After I joined Art School I found I wasn't creating art at home at all. I had the school assignments going which I worked on in school but I didn't actually make any new art at home. Then I joined Instagram and the daily inspiration motivated me to such a degree that I am back in my zone and creating art daily. And definitely back to my old happy self.

Instagram has also helped me find so many new artists who share so generously on the platform. Some of my favorite artists are Kristin Baugh Shiraef and Redd Walitzki. Tattoo Artists Art Of Alvin and Chase9ne create some amazing artwork in addition to their tattoo work. And being into portraits myself I have stumbled upon so many other portrait artists. Most important I am finding what style I like and understanding what I am leaning towards. Of course more than browsing Instagram, actually creating art daily has also driven me towards finding my style. It has been a journey arriving at this place where I know I want to specialize in portraits but now I also realize I want to create highly stylized portraits with some fantasy to them. Where and what...am not sure yet....but creating everyday will get me there.

So if you have an Instagram account hit me up so I can follow you too.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Graphite Titled Wistful

Graphite on Stonehenge paper
Title: Wistful
For this one I decided to shade in the face as well, as normally I just work on the main features and I think it turned out good. I love doing eyes............so much depth to them.