Friday, October 24, 2008

Weekend getaway

Do you ever have those days when you're just down? When nothing seems to go right, everyone seems to be avoiding you and you just can't get that smile on your face. You mope around the house, looking for chocolate, waiting for someone to text you, just to give you something to do to keep the bad mood off your brain. Well, that was my night tonight. I don't know what did it, but something just brought me down from the clouds.

So I started to paint to get my frustration out. It did help for a bit. I got pretty far on the commission piece I'm working on of the CEO and the COO of a construction company to be hung in the front lobby of the business. It's turning out ok, it'll be my first full color oil painting of people. This is definitely an adventure for me. A learning experience.

It's 1:13 in the morning and I need to go to bed. I have a big day tomorrow. I took the day off work to go down to Bowling Green KY for Shaw Area Advance. It's a Mary Kay thing. Pam Shaw is our national so myself and a bunch of others in my unit are road trippin' it down to BG tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait; I love to be in the space of these women. Very positive. No backstabbing. It's awesome. So hopefully while I sleep tonight, my bad mood will get wiped off my slate and tomorrow it'll all be better. I'll be coming back late Saturday night, so it'll be a nice weekend trip.

It definitely felt good to write this all out. My cat isn't exactly the best listener.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Catwoman: She has class!

As many of you know, I am a huge Catwoman fan. For those of you who don't know me that well- take a look at my page- she's everywhere. And being an artist as well, I admire all those who attempt to portray Catwoman in their own personal, artistic way. Catwoman is a hard woman to draw. I'm not talking about who has the talent to do it and who does not. I'm talking about who can illustrate her personality and her true nature through a simple drawing. What's really behind the cat- her feelings, her sense of style, her thoughts about her 2 lives; living the high society life by day and pouncing from building top to building top, robbing jewelry stores by night. Feminine but not a feminist. Keeping her feelings locked up but at the same time wearing them on her sleeve. I mean, who can really portray Catwoman?? There's few who can. A few well known artists can, one being Adam Hughes. I guess the point that I'm trying to make here is this: Catwoman may be a foxy little sex kitten in the bedroom- but she certainly does not boast about it or flaunt it! So those of you who feel the need to draw Catwoman in the nude, being pleasured with a dildo or having wild lesbian sex with Supergirl or Batgirl- good God what is wrong with you?!? She's just as sexy with her skin tight catsuit on! If you're looking for examples of what I'm talking about- here's the link: Comic Art Fans So for your viewing pleasure, I've included a quick sketch, (sexy, but not sexual), I did of Catwoman earlier.

"People who hate cats will come back as mice in their next life." -Faith Resnick

Monday, October 20, 2008

If you could live forever, what do you live for?

It's done! This one was for Erin, my best friend. It was her birthday present. It's a few months late, but at least it's done! Phew!

This is Bella and Edward from the Twilight saga. This is a pretty popular picture. But Erin loved it, so I decided to draw it for her.

It probably took me about 5 hours all together from start to finish. I worked on it at a couple Final Fridays, and I got a really good response from people passing through. They like to watch an 'artist' in action.

Anyway, onto the next project......

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A little crazy


That's the first time I've been able to really breath all day. Or week, for that matter. It's been absolutely insane. Parts of this weekend kinda sucked. Not to mention Monday was the worst day I've had in a longgg while. Not only was I stuck at work from 9am- 7:30pm, but I had a bunch of interviews for Mary Kay cancel on me. That was frustrating. So I pushed through it and went home, went to bed and started over the next day.

Tuesday was a little better. Even though my guest couldn't come to my Mary Kay success meeting that night, I took it as a nice break. I could just relax at meeting and catch up with some of my unit members. Denise and I were able to talk about some things that I’ve been meaning to talk to her about. But something happened last night that gave me hope. It was small and maybe nothing that anybody noticed but it put a smile on my face.

I was given the opportunity to stand up in front of everyone at meeting and present our guests to everyone. As I was standing up there in front of everyone, asking the guests questions, I could see myself in the brown director suit. I could see myself leading my own unit and leading my own success meetings. I want it so bad, but I know it’s going to take some time. I’m ok with that.

Later that evening, I was talking with Denise and I told her about that vision I saw of my as a director. She told me she got chills. I love her, she’s just an amazing, motivated women.

I can’t wait to show people that I succeeded at this endeavor of my life.

We’ll see how it goes.. who knows what the future holds for me. When I’m old and gray, and I look back on my life, I’ll know that everything that happened was supposed to happen. For some reason or another. He’s got a plan for everything.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Draw Pictures All Day

Ok, I saw this picture yesterday and I had to share! I think it's hilarious!!! It's from - great website, hilarious pictures and good articles. Check it out.

So GREAT news! I recently have taken a new position at my job! I was on the Design Team before, as a product designer for Hershey's, Reese's, Star Wars and many other licensed accounts. It was fun, I've learned a lot. But by the time the project got to me, I was only able to do so much with it. Not much freedom to get creative with it.

Now, I'm on the Creative Team as a Creative Assistant. I'll be brainstorming new ideas and products from the very start. I can't wait- I have a brainstorm at 10 this morning.. man am I ready and rearing to go!! I've got my pad of paper and my pencil! I can literally say now, "I draw pictures all day."
It's going to be so much fun! I can't wait to really get started! Yay me! :)