Lest make stuff!

Hello, my awesome friends! You might remember a little while back I participated in a week of creativity (I painted a bunch of junk), it was called 7in7. The whole idea was to create some thing new everyday for a week. Well, I have decided to do it again, because I’ve been all stopped up creatively. I think forcing myself to create something new everyday for a week might be just what I need to get out of this slump (a creative kick in the pants, if you will). This isn’t like the one I participated in earlier this year (it was sponsored by a music magazine or some other equally lame thing), this one is just me and I hope some of my super talented friends? I want to open this up to visual artists, musicians, writers, designers, quilters, jewelers, weavers, knitters, crocheters, bakers, hobbyists, cooks, and anyone else that would like to create seven things in seven days and then share there creations on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud or whatever. (And don’t be intimidated! What you create doesn’t have to be mind blowing, the important part is that you’ve created something) I’m going to start on Thursday the 29th of May (The day after tomorrow). I want to see all your super sweet creations so let me know if you want to participate so I can be on the look out for what you’ve created and use the hashtag #7days7things on hash tag compliant sites or tag 7days7things in your blog.

Huzzah!

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Hello beautiful friends! Guess what!?!???!!! I finished my first semester of college (well, fist semester back to college, not that it haven’t ever been to college, but I just never finished…. You know what I mean) Yay!!!! My last projects for my two art classes were hit and miss. I made a stop motion video , which I’m super proud of, for my Art Practices class (you should totally check it out and let me know what you think).

And then a really terrible ink painting, for Drawing 101, which I’m not very proud of:

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(Pretty bad, right?) Anyway for years I have been enviously reading the excited posts of students who have successfully completed a semester of college and now I am very proud to be writing my own excited post, huzzah!!!!!

Look7in7: Meow, Meow.

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Heck yeah! Day 5 of Create7in7 is done!!! I decided to try oil again, after the semi-success of my last painting. This time, however, I painted all of the background image with acrylic, and the foreground in oil. I have been doing a similar technique with some of my other paintings, Heart of gold, and Peas in a pod, painting the background in goauch and the foreground in transparent watercolor. The subject matter (just incase your not familiar with the little known show of ‘The Simpsons’) is either Kang or Kodos (I can’t tell which one it is) Anyway thanks for stopping by, and keep an eye out for Look7in7 day 6!
Oh! I wanted to share the progress of my last painting with you wonderful followers! Here it is,

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I’m new to oil so let me know what you think, any advice is welcome!

Look7in7: The agony of… well, not defeat, but how about not really trying?

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Alright, so I didn’t finish yesterdays Create7in7 painting. I would like to say that I tried really, really hard and only gave up after hours and hours of painting, but… I didn’t. I started painting at about seven-thirty pm and stopped around nine. However, I am really excited about this painting. I suck at oil painting, straight up. I just don’t understand it or I’m intimidated by it or something. Every time I give oil a shot I end up frustrated and cursing, but this one isn’t sucking that hard. I’m pleasantly surprised. Sure it’s not perfect, and I’m sure I’m doing it all wrong, but hey, I like it. In fact I am going to work on it as soon as I’m finished with this post. Right now. Bye.

Look7in7: I H8 U

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This is day 3 of Create7in7 (I explained what this is here) I was messing around all day yesterday not doing anything (it was saturday, after all) until around eight O’clock when I suddenly had a flash on inspiration. I should start a series of work I have dubbed, ‘Jar Jar must die’. (your welcome)
I had bought the Jar Jar figure a couple weeks ago with the intention of having other toys kill, maim, and torture him. I really hate Jar Jar. So last night I decided to start the ‘Jar Jar must die’ series of paintings off with this one. Admittedly this isn’t my best work and the colored pencils were unusually messy but I think I got my point across. I really don’t like Jar Jar. I may revise this piece, redo it larger or in watercolor. I haven’t decided yet, but I really like the alphabet magnets. I think they’re my favorite part.

Look7in7: Fruit and junk.

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So remember yesterday when I said I didn’t want to paint something lame like fruit… well I painted fruit. Mmmmm…. those words taste good… I tried to paint something cool, but I just couldn’t finish it *sadface* This is as far as I got-

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So anyway I think the Ninja Turtle watercolor painting will be pretty awesome once its finished. I just realized that I was rushing it when I really didn’t have to. The 7in7 thing is cool but not cool enough to ruin a painting I have been planning for a month.
Which leads me to ‘fruit and junk’. At about 10 last night I had the above realization and decided to do something significantly easier, a still life in colored pencil. So I went to my fridge and fruit bowl grabbed some fruit and veggies and arranged them in a semi-pleasing manner and half an hour later I was finished with Look7in7 day two.