So goes art…

We make our plans and life has a way of rearranging them. The same thing happens with artwork. We start out with a sketch, hoping to turn it into a similar painting. Something happens and it turns into something either just a little different, or changes into  something unalike what we had in our minds.

This painting is no exception. At this point, it doesn’t look much like a painting. The colors are as close to the original as I can get. Artworks just don’t look the same once you scan or photograph them. Well, that’s how it is for me, anyway. So, I used a program to make the scanned copy look more like my painting.

The image also looks a little different than my sketch. I decided to put a glove on one hand. You might interpret the meaning of the glove differently than I do.  Years down the road, we might both look at this image differently. That’s because life changes our perspectives.

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Let it snow. Or not.

What a year it’s been for my family! We had a house fire in March, finally got back home in August, my husband was diagnosed with cancer in September, had surgery in October and the doctor accidentally cut something else out…Just TOO Much! ? There have been fire fighters, police, contractors and nurses in our home all year! We’ve had serious health issues on my side of the family and his..it’s just been one of those years! Hubby is on the mend and finally back to work! Needless to say, it’s been a tough one! So, Let it snow. Or not! I don’t care! A little snow…or a lot. I just hope my family and friends stay safe and warm and have enough of whatever it is they need.

I created the following GIF image from a painting I did recently. You may find the original image printed on all kinds of things at the following links.

in my Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mzzart/works/24036685-december-moon

in my Zazzle store:
http://www.zazzle.com/gifts?gp=235932066601827751

Thanks for taking the time to read! Thanks to family and friends who helped us in our times of need and for the messages of love and support from my online family of friends. anigif

Merry Christmas, Happy holidays and love and hugs to all!

 

The Butterfly Maker’s Moon

I couldn’t think of a title for this writing so I thought of calling it “untitled”. I realize I may have already done that with a post. Though being redundant is one of my finer qualities, I’ve decided to call it, “The Butterfly Maker’s Moon”.

A new website is in the works for me. I’ll be posting the link to that once I get it up and running. I hope to be more faithful in posting to that website. Sometimes, you just need to start over, you know?the butterfly makers moon2 COPY

One of the better things I’ve created lately is this image, “The Butterfly Maker’s Moon”. It’s available in my Zazzle online store and in my “Mel Moongazer” Society6 online store, on lots of products. The links to those stores are at the top of the page.

Thank you for visiting!

Procrastinating?

Once in a while, a bit of wisdom flashes across my tired brain cells and I feel compelled to share:

Procrastinating is a verb. That means I am doing something, right?

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Who says procrastination means doing nothing? Procrastinate is a verb.

“Procrastinating” is the verb of the day. I should say, “was”. I procrastinated for about four hours. I checked all my email accounts, facebook, looked through my pics, ate bad food, did all the things necessary in putting off what I should be doing. What I should have been doing had nothing to do with art, btw. I should have been making two phone calls.

I finally got tired of clicking and noshing and decided to call the insurance company and the provider’s offices. Did I mention I don’t like making phone calls to offices? The first call greeted my ears with something that sounded like someone was strangling a bird. My apologies to other sensitive, visual thinkers. The second call had not only a call menu, but a few sub-menus. Yes, I said sub-menus. These are the reasons why I was procrastinating in the first place. This always happens when I call these people.

One thing I don’t procrastinate on is art. In fact art has become one of the things I do to procrastinate. It’s a way of producing something so I won’t feel so guilty for procrastinating.

Lately, I’ve been working on illustrations for a local author’s book. This is a first for me. I’ve made several attempts to fit this guy’s descriptions. I finally did a really good drawing and I’m waiting for him to get back to me. Despite a family crisis and not feeling well, along with the holidays happening, I’ve been able to produce several drawings. This is one of my failed attempts. Have a good day!