You may have noticed that I haven't posted a painting yet this week. In case you have been losing sleep over this, I hate to disappoint you but this week I am skipping my usual post. This isn't because I haven't been painting, because I have. This is because the entirety of my time spent painting the past week has been on projects that are also Christmas gifts and being someone that loves surprises, there is no way I am giving any of my recipients a sneak peak before the day. I'm sure you understand. Hopefully I'll have something great to show you next week because I've been fighting a huge itch to start a new painting. I've been daydreaming about it for days so we'll see how it turns out.
I usually save sharing links, inspirations and random articles for Fridays but I figured today is as good as any to add a little spice to your life. Also, I think its always a good day to show off my niece. Isn't she just the cutest? I can't believe she is already 1 month old.
This is some advice for creatives and honestly just life in general.
More for creatives, just a little reminder to respect your fellow artists!
This is an old link that I've had saved since before Thanksgiving. Maybe it would have been better to show you this earlier, but I like candles any time of year. Personally I think these would be even more awesome without the holiday theme. Easy project and you could really get creative with your own designs and using different sizes/shapes of jars.
A couple artists I'm crushing on right now are Jamie Catt and Mister Finch!
I'm also crushing on Samantha Hahn and I need a hardcover copy of her book. It really is a necessity.
Speaking of books, I am about 20 pages away from finishing this book. Its pretty intense, but Sylvia Plath's writing style is so beautiful I can definitely see how it has become such a loved novel.
This isn't a link but if you're wondering what those pine cone pictures are all about, it was just a little craft I did one night. I had some random pine cones lying around (normal?) and I decided to paint the tips of them gold because adding gold to anything is usually a good idea. I took a few pictures so I thought why not share them now.
I just downloaded this podcast because it seems to be what everyone is raving about lately. I'm saving it for when my mom and I drive across the country in almost 2 weeks (!!!!) and I think it will be right up both of our alleys.
Is anyone else as excited to see Big Eyes as I am?! I love Tim Burton and this movie looks so good. Really though, how could it not be great with that amazing cast? If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer, its coming out on Christmas day!
I'm keeping this post short and sweet because I still have some last minute gifts to go get today (yes, I should have been more on top of things) and projects to finish up. I probably won't be back on here until after Christmas, so I wish that you all have the most wonderful holiday spent with the people you love. Talk to you soon!