Volume up for that macro *scritch scratch* that will either drive you nuts or relax you into oblivion.
Here’s me capturing a real-time snippet of progress to show what goes into finishing my botanical pieces. Sure, most of these pencil marks are hardly visible from 1-2 feet away. But there’s always the chance that those curious minds would step up close and enjoy the real treat. I’m a sucker for details 🤷🏻♀️🌿
Em Janeiro eu me mudei para outro país. Cheguei aqui meio perdida em relação a minha vida profissional. Achava que eu nem ia conseguir me comunicar em um nível aceitável em outra língua, muito menos fazer aulas sobre uma técnica que tanto amo: flores e plantas em papel crepom.
Quando eu olho pra trás e vejo tudo que eu criei e aprendi nesses últimos meses,
as pessoas que me apoiaram e agora fazem parte da minha vida, a rotina diária que tenho, percebo que medo e incerteza eram o que me fazia pensar não ser capaz de me adaptar e evoluir.
Tenho vontade de voltar lá em Janeiro e falar para aquela “Anna” deixar de ser trouxa e sofrer menos. 🤣
Obrigada por passar por aqui e ler tudo isso! Agora fique com essa abóbora branca, que é uma CAIXA, que aprendi com a Lynn em uma aula maravilhosa na Castle in the Air.
In January I moved to another country. When I got here I was a little lost about my professional life. I thought that I would not even be able to communicate on an acceptable level in another language, much less take classes about a technique I love so much: flowers and plants in crepe paper.
When I look back and see everything I've created and learned in these last few months, the people who supported me and now are part of my life, the daily routine that I have, I realize that fear and uncertainty were what made me think I wasn’t going to be able to adapt and evolve.
If only I could go back in January and tell that “Anna” to stop being a fool and suffer less. 🤣
Thanks for stopping by and reading this! Now look at this white pumpkin box I learned from @lmdolan75 in a wonderful class at @castleintheairshop
Playing around with time-lapse - and taking a break from my normal bright colors - with a quick warmup fall bouquet. I'm going to be adding more process videos to my feed - what do you want to see? Watercolor? Digital lettering? Calligraphy? Tell me below! Happy Friday 😊.
Packing up and shipping out some autumnal pumpkin beauty! The code PUMPKINS will get you a 15% discount on this particular print in all sizes! (It looks PARTICULARLY striking as a 12”x16” print!) All of my prints are done on 100% cotton watercolor paper with archival quality inks and so they are almost indistinguishable from the originals. Head to alexsgardenstudio.com or click the link in my bio to go straight to the pumpkin print 🍁🍂
Hypnagogia: that surreal borderland between sleep and wakefulness. This transitional state exists somewhere between diminishing consciousness and sleep, and is characterized by bizzare fantasy and dream-like visions, sometimes including auditory or other sensory hallucinations. Many, including Aristotle, Einstein, and Dali took advantage of this less than quarter of a second state as a means of realizing creative inspiration.
Dali even recorded his own personal method of falling into the "slumber with a key": "You must seat yourself in a bony armchair, preferably of Spanish style, with your head tilted back and resting on the stretched leather back. Your two hands must hang beyond the arms of the chair, to which your own must be soldered in a supineness of complete relaxation. […] In this posture, you must hold a heavy key which you will keep suspended, delicately pressed between the extremities of the thumb and forefinger of your left hand. Under the key you will previously have placed a plate upside down on the floor…. The moment the key drops from your fingers, you may be sure that the noise of its fall on the upside down plate will awaken you.”
Happy Friday Chicago!! We are here for you 10am to 6pm and are stocked with everything from furniture to home decor or even small gifts for others!! Come on in and check out our new displays! See ya later :)
My final cactus piece. This took me hours and I am really happy with the way it turned out. I can obviously think of things I’d like to change or do differently but isn’t that what doing art is all about? Growing with each project?
SUNFLOWER :: Picture of the day by @roshegolbe
This painting and others will be on display at @riversidesourdough #embassycafe from 29th October.
Join us for the opening 730-930 and see where else these beautiful paintings are heading.... Hint:: they'll be containing seeds!