Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Sketches: New Dreams & Adventures


I've had a lot of fun the past 24 hours simply playing around in my studio, painting various illustrations in different styles. In fact, I used the owl you see above and created a brand new time-lapse video to show my process of mixing multiple colors with a lot of water in order to obtain a specific loose feel to this particular painting. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to diving in to the number of projects on my desk on Monday, now that college classes are finished until Autumn. Yes, yes...I'll be starting the next round of classes to continue moving forward with my academic goals. In the end, I hope to teach art therapy as well as, being a part of a brain research program to help individuals recovering from head trauma.

In other lovely news, some of my summer goals are to write part 2 to my current online class, Hello, Courage. I've had super great results with this class sharing with women and men alike how to find creative joy when life gets hard. So much that I've received numerous requests for a "Hello, Courage 2".  I'll also begin focusing on the beginning stages of writing/illustrating my own book. Uh huh. I have a few ideas and am working through the process to narrow down which route to go. So, keep checking back for an update on this new adventure!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and upcoming week. Happy Sunday Sketches!

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17 comments

  1. Alexandra, I love your owl and your demonstration. You did an outstanding job with the video and loved seeing how you started with your creation. He turned out so cute!! I am glad to see you are doing videos too... One day when you get big... which you are on your way, I will be able to say that I knew her when!!! have a great weekend!! Love, Jane

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  2. Lovely loose watercolour! Good luck with all your projects, I think you are a natural entrepreneur!

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  3. pretty cool to watch you work and complete the owl painting. Thanks for putting that together. I always wondered how that type of brush worked! Love the owl painting, of course:)

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  4. Loooove your owl, Alexandra!!! <3

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  5. So fluffy! I like the luminosity of your work!

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  6. Great video. I loved watching your process. It was very interesting to here about the goals you have set for yourself. Good luck with them I am sure you will succeed.

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  7. Beautiful video and so relaxing. Nice job! It's funny that you mention art therapy. I worked as an Administrator of an Assisted Living Facility for five years and found that my portrait drawings brought joy and peace to the Residents who couldn't or didn't care to participate in activities but enjoyed watching. Those with Alzheimer's responded positively and it was rewarding to see those moments of happiness in them. If you can share more about art therapy (which I've researched but haven't found too much info on it) pertaining to the elderly, let me know. I'm at ilyzu1216@yahoo.com. Thanks and Happy Sunday! :)

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  8. You are so motivated and inspiring! Glad to hear that you have some time to work on your artistic projects before going back to college!

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  9. Love, love, love the owl! So sweet and beautiful! What a wonderful thing to be studying to do, you are an inspiration Alexandra!

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  10. Your owl is beautiful. I love the face, it's so sweet and kind-looking.

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  11. fabulous owl ~ I love it just on general principle, but also because the night before last we had an owl singing somewhere very close to our bedroom window. It was magic!

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  12. It's wonderful to watch the video and see you painting while listening to this great music. And it's phantastic to read about all your awesome plans. You have so much postitive energy!

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  13. Oh, the owl is so wonderful ...love it Alexandra

    See you in a month ...I am on a blogging break
    Be well and happy

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  14. You go girl! I am so happy for you and proud of you! Love your owl ;o)

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  15. the video is amazing, I like seeing the process, and the way the water color drips and moves, it's actually fun to see that. you're pretty good with the water colors and the owl looks great.

    good luck with your academic goals. have a lovely day.

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  16. Hi, I just found your site and I´ve been watching your movie. Thanks for sharing it. I´ve been thinking for a while now to try to learn about painting and sketches in Photo shop. I have a meme for digital art and a list with other memes. I have added you to the list :)

    Monica at NatureFootstep
    nfverk.blogspot.com

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