Friday, September 09, 2011

It's Been a While

As I mentioned in this post, I've been feeling inspired to do art lately.  Finding the right time to be creative is a different story though.  I'm still trying to figure out my new schedule, with various kids at various schools at various times.  Although I've got more free time in the mornings, I've got less free time in the afternoons, and have all but lost the kids' nap-times due to school pick-ups.  Naptime used to be my best "art time".  So I'm doing some mental readjusting to determine when I'll have creative time.  I'm such a creature of habit that's it's taking me some time to get it all figured out!

Anyway, all that to say that I finally took some time to do a little piece in Avery's journal!

 
 Quite obviously, this is a piece about turning two!

I struggled the whole time working on this spread, trying to decide how to fill the empty spaces.  I did a few different things, then painted back over, not liking the results.  I tried the gray polka-dots as a last attempt, and I love them!  They're whimsical without being too cutesy, because of the neutral color.

Hopefully, you'll be seeing more artwork out of me now, especially after I get situated into a new routine!


6 comments:

A bird in the hand said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing your artwork again.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I adore these new pages and can't wait to see more from you! Your work is always so inspiring and fun!
Michelle

creatingme said...

Yay for making art! I am struggling with this time issue big time!!! One in middle school, way on the other side of town, on still in elementary, on a different side of town, and a two year old! I dream of empty nesting! :P

lovely spread here!

Kristin said...

I am so happy I found you through Danielle of Creatingme!
Your book is my all-time favorite and I am a huge fan of your beautiful, soft, vintage-inspired work. This spread is stunning and that little school girl picture! So fabulous.
Good luck finding your way through your new school schedules - I'm right there with you as I try to navigate my way through my first grader's new hours. We'll get there!
Kristin

sew grown said...

I love it! I'm totally uninspired lately well. There is just too much to do to keeps things running in a house with 3 kids!

jane said...

great dresses!