Tag Archive | Art

Simple Beauty Day 37

Working on a project for this fall… Here’s a sneak peak 😉.

Postponed Post

So, I recently got a subscription with adobe premiere pro’s video editor. I was planning on posting a video that I’ve been making on my spare time today (of me dancing with my hula-hoop….) but as I was putting it together I ran into a lot of technical problems.

One was that the song I chose was too long(so I had to shorten it.) Two, was a problem with the loaded clips being extremely choppy, which made it hard to edit. And lastly, my lack of current knowledge of Premiere Pro slowed down the progress. I’ve pretty much spent 13+ hours working and researching this project…. All for 30 seconds of video…lol!

I will be working on it more this week but plan on posting the finished video in two weeks. I have to work a lot of overtime at my main job this week so this will give me more time to fine tune this little piece before posting it.

I thought I knew enough about this video editor but then again the last time I used it was back in 2013 and lets just say I’ve either forgotten a lot, lol, or they have drastically changed. I also don’t have the best laptop which is probably part of the problem too, but I will continue on because its fun to learn new things and be able to tell a story through dance 😊💞.

See you again soon!

High Expectations

I recently got a subscription to adobe premiere pro’s video editor. but I think I have a ton to learn first before scheduling this particular post.

Spring into the Arts

On May 18th I had my 2nd showing at an artwalk. Things didn’t seem like they would go as planned but in the end everything turned out just fine. Though, I’ll make sure I am more prepared next time!

About a week before the event, I realized I needed to do something different from my Fall display. This time I wanted to show a wide range of the work that I do so, I needed fixtures that could hold more than before.

I found a brass display and was given an easle by my boyfriend’s mother. My mother and god mother helped fix them up to hold hold 3 times what they would before. Although, I think next time I’ll do something different with the brass display.

I sold all of the nature crafts that I brought, four printed books of my nature hearts, and a few 8×10 prints. I got a lot of feedback as to which pictures were liked the most and realized that the nature crafts were well received.

After the show I saw that I got on the enquired website again in my hometown. The cool thing about this pic is that I was talking to my art teacher from grade school ❤.

Flashback to the Fall Artwalk

Fall into the Arts 2017

Last year I was on the enquirer website too, so hopefully that means I’m getting some fans of my work by showing at these walks. I’m not sure which display I like better though, the one I just had or this one.

Feedback

Which display did you like better? Do you have any suggestions?

Saturday’s post

This Saturday I’ll be posting some of my recent spring photos. See you soon!

Okay Catch Up Time!

Alright, I have been gone too long! This month has been crazy! I’ve got so many upcoming posts about all the projects and fun little trips that happened in May. Here is a sneak peek of these future posts~ ❤ .

McCourtie Park

One post that I’ve been wanting to share is of a park in Michigan called McCourtie Park. All of the bridges are made out of cement, but made to look like wooden bridges. A friend of mine suggested the place so her, my mother and I had to check it out! It felt like we stepped into the “Shire”.

2018 Spring in Bloom

When the flowers started to bloom I made a point to get out and take as many pictures as I could, and I have a lot too! ^_^

Spring into the Arts 2018

I was not as prepared for this artwalk like I thought I would be. I had my doubts about how my display would look this year at the Spring into the Arts, but in the end I had my wonderful family and friends to help me bring everything together! ❤ I couldn’t have done it without all the support.

Sleeping Bear Dunes 2018

After being on edge all last year, my mother and I decided to distress (celebrate her being in remission) and take time out to have ourselves a little vacation up to the Sleeping Bear Dunes national park. In the pinky finger of Michigan 😉 , we went camping, visited Lake Michigan a few times, and took a ton of pictures! It was definitely a trip well worth taking ^_^ ❤ .

Sleeping Bear Dunes Throwback 2012

After taking the trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes with my mother this year, I was inspired to share my first trip there in 2012. I had gone there to test myself and to see if I could camp and work at the national park by myself. I didn’t end up working there but I had an amazing five days that I will never forget!

There is much more to come! I’m thinking about posting these topics on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday next week. It’s so good to be back ^_^ see ya then!

Nature Faces Unfolding

 

I thought I’d pop in today and I needed a nice break from working on the blog behind the scenes. So, I decided to play around with my base drawing again. I’m kind if having fun with this! I’m thinking about making a book of these to sell at the art walk. mostly an empty ones like the picture in the middle that an adult or parent and child can use as a base to add their own “hair, accessories”.

What do you think, good idea or bad idea?

 

Current Projects



 

This week has been busy! I got a lot of things done to prepare for the two upcoming events, the “Heart of Art” and “Spring into the Arts” in May. I had pictures printed and craft projects taken care of. Today I worked on the wax paper leaves above, they’re different from the previous one I made, the wax is a lot thicker. I still like how the first one below shines through in a window though.

 


 

I’ll have to play around with them some more to try and replicate how the first one looked. Other than that, I’m pretty happy with how things are going.

 

Bigger Projects

I was looking at the blog today and noticed I haven’t done much to it in awhile. I think I may change it up here in the next few weeks. I’d like to take screen shots of a few ideas and get everyone’s input on which one looks best, so look out for another poll coming up soon for that. I don’t have a logo but I have an idea for one.


What do you think? This cartoon version of myself started as a note holder for a friend, then evolved to my Facebook birthday hugger, now I think she would be great for Unfolding the Heart… I think more is needed but its a good start. 🙂 Well that’s it for today. I’ll keep you posted soon 😉 see you next week!

 

 

Exciting News and Something New

So today I went to the Art Center in my hometown (Battle Creek MI.) to see if my art could be in one of their upcoming fundraisers. I thought my heart art would fit in perfectly for their event ,”Heart of Art,” and just to see what their response would be, I brought along some of my other art as well .

I had no idea what to expect, but their reaction towards all of my art was better than I ever could have imagined! Not only do they want my art in the Fundraiser but they would like it in their gift shop as well!

When I drove home and settled down a bit, the confidence that was welling up from what they told me inspired me to finish this piece below.

I’ve been playing around with this one for a few weeks and today I think I completed it! The story of how this piece was started and finished was pretty funny to me. I actually found the frame for this piece first, then built the gal second. When I put just the head in the frame today it felt incomplete. It needed something… something behind it. I looked around and thought “Ohh this cottonwood leaf would be perfect! That and its the same type of leaf her face was made from! Ohhh and it even looks like a heart behind her!!”…. lol, yeah I get really excited when things fall into place 😉 ❤ .

I haven’t been doing this type of nature art for very long but I really enjoy it and like where it’s taking me. I’ve been trying to come up with a name for it but have been having a hard time figuring out if it’s a type a sculpture, craft, or something completely different. All I do know is that when I showed just the head to a few women at the Art Center today, they seemed to like it quite a bit. When they said “you should keep doing what you’re doing, this is something new and refreshing” I thought my heart could have exploded from all the encouragement. ❤ So I think I’ll follow their advice and keep it up ^_^ .

See ya this Saturday for the next new post!