I’ve struggled this week. I’ve wanted to create, but everything just felt stupid and boring. So I complained a lil bit about it on Instagram a few days ago, and got the advice to try creating with a diferent technique!
And I mean, 2 years ago that would’ve been so obvious to me. That’s what I did back then, jumping from technique to technique trying completely new things constantly. I even challenged myself to only use one technique for a month a few years ago and found it so limiting and honestly it was a real struggle. And here I am after creating almost exclusively digitally – most of it with the exact same method as well – for months and months and I’m surprised I have a creative block. WEIRD HUH.
So yeah, I took the advice and picked up the SuperSculpey I got for Christmas. And I made a lil fawn. <3 Here it is before I painted it! I almost prefer it like that, because paint is stupid and wouldn’t do what I wanted it to!!!!!!!! Stupid paint. Anyway, I’ll show you the finished thing in a few days! Sometimes when I’m making abstract things I cheat a little bit. Well it’s not exactly cheating, it’s just a shortcut. I use the same picture to start with twice. Like the two above! Moa and Josie. And then I fell back into the black hole of being totally bored with what I usually created, and I tried to ~spice it up~ with a mountain! Actually really like this one so I guess it isn’t all bad! This is “Departure”. The same day I made some different mountains! Comet II. Actually realised I could make mountains like that (really simple with the polygonal lasso tool in PS) when I made this one for The Crate Challenge this week! Here is a link to the resources I used for this image. Also – this is a bit random as it doesn’t really have anything to do with this week – but I have business cards! Had them made for the exhibition I was part of a while back, and I think I handed out quite a few! Left some of them in the gallery as well hehe. Here’s what they look like! I probs should’ve written “artist” in Swedish on them instead of English though as two people have asked me why I’m calling myself an artist, thinking I meant like a performing/music/whatever artist haha. :(
Also spent like a proper hour and a half on makeup one day. Mostly because I failed a few times. Used a bunch of different eyeshadows that aren’t visible here, and added some dots under the eyes! Very “hip” according to a friend. Haha.
- Today is the last day to link your creation over at Mikaela’s.
- We booked the train tickets for my bff to come to me and in May and we’re gonna hang out for the first time in YEAAAAAAAARS. She hasn’t even met my cat = at least four years since we met.
- Me and my other bff invented a game you can play on Facebook Messenger using random images and the drawing on images-feature. You just zoom in a lot and then draw what you see. 10/10 would play again. This raccoon with a gun is my magnum opus.
- Emilia’s embroidery jacket. Heart eyes.
- These pictures by Annelie. Omgggggggggggggg.