Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Sketches and Random Thoughts




I managed to do some Sunday Sketches this week. I am taking a Alisa Burke Class it is so fun. I love how she took so much care in making this class.  You can tell. Whoever is interested in learning to sketch or just wants a booster to get your juices flowing should take this class. It is very affordable and you will learn alot! It is soooo worth it!


I have been very busy working on a larger piece of art that I am putting in Hello Bluebird Shop.  Just putting the icing on the cake so to speak.  Not named yet.
Here is a peek..
Still alot to be done.



I have been so busy the last couple weeks. Getting ready for Artfest.  (Can't wait  eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)  All kinds of things going on! Very exciting. I will tell you soon. I have some ecourses that I have not completed.  And one I am taking.  Soooo busy. I don't know why I do this to myself. But it is so much fun.  

 I will be taking  a Brave Girl ecourse in April that I am very excited about.  And I am saying this now.... I AM GOING TO Brave Girl Camp.  That is one of my goals. One of these days.   Heidi and Nelly I hope you are in.... 

But anyway what I am trying to say is that I am sorry for only blogging  once a week lately.  I am going to at least try for 2 times a week.  I just think I was forgetting about the work and spending to much time on the Internet.   It is something I am trying to figure out.  I work a full time job at an insurance company (don't ask. I don't know what happened ) and then I come home and I am trying to juggle with making art and creating my blog post and visiting people. It is so hard sometimes. I get burned out.   I am not complaining because I know this is what I have to do for right now. 

I am exhausted but I have never felt so alive!!!  So here is to making time for the ART!!!!!

Go visit everyone at Sunday Sketches.  Thank goodness for them because it forces me to just go that bigger step for the sake of Art.

33 comments :

EVA said...

Hi Heather!

These are wonderful!

I know what you mean. I work full-time too and there is only so much time for art or other things. Just do what you can (and come to Paint Party Friday!! You don't have to have to show finished pieces all the time, the main goal is to help us all to make progress) - that's what I say to myself.

Alisa's little video on her sketchbook really influenced my latest "Mexican Sketchbook". I may have to check out that course. These are really lovely!

And Hello Bluebird would be perfect for PPF! ;)
It is great!

Hope feeling alive continues to outweigh the exhaustion!

xo

Tammie Lee said...

I like the idea of blogging once a week. So good to embrace all the things that are important to us. I love each piece you shared in this post. They are sweet and beautiful.

Gallery Juana said...

Your ecourses sounds inspiring and I look forward to hearing more about your participation in those.

beautiful colors and lines in your sketches. The last one is looking great!

Deanna said...

These are beautiful! I'm going to have to check out her classes. Any other good e-courses you could recommend? I am definitely looking for some classes to take online.

Keep up the good work. It is stressful working full time and trying to make time for everything else, but at least you're feeling good about where you are with your artwork right now.

Jenny Blair said...

Oh you speak the words out of my mouth...but feeling alive far outways the tiredness..well hopefully anyways!
I so love your art and the swirls that are always there...beautiful beautiful :)x

Debbie said...

i love these, especially your girl with the bird! I too work full time...it's so hard to find time for art, but next week I'm on vacation, so hopefully I'll find time then! have a good week! xoxo

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

You know I am a huge fan of your work. HUGE FAN! and these do not dissapoint. I think my favorite is the girl with the bird, too. I love how you rendered her hair. Just everything about it is divine.

The next to last line in your post is perfect. Great words to live by.

Catherine... said...

Love these especially the girl and bird... great work... I hear you.. juggling work, art, blog, family, etc, not necessarily in that order.... great fun though

WrightStuff said...

I can totally relate to what you are saying about burnout. Only last night I was thinking that something has to give... I'm so run down at the moment, and although I love blogging, and art and all the online community, maybe a week off and doing nothing every evening is what's in order. I'm working long hours with the day job (the one that pays the bills), so need to keep well. I'm freelance too, so can't afford to take time off sick. I think we pile too much pressure on ourselves sometimes. I feel guilty if I'm not doing 'something'. Let's promise each other that we take a good rest in the next few days!!

Melisa said...

LOVE the lady and bird. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Christine said...

beautiful sketches you have today, I love patterns and the colours are so pretty.

Heather said...

These are beautiful...that Alisa Burke class sounds soooo fun! I will have to pop over to her blog. Also, nice job on the hello bluebird...It's so wonderful to hear how "in love" you are with creating your art....isn't that the best feeling, doing something you love. I am very happy for you and your art! enjoy your sunday! xo

Missy said...

I LOVE your sketches, so evry pretty, your Bluebird piece is also looking lovely!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

i think many of us are all in the same boat - real jobs - yet - our art is calling us to move forward...the sketches are beautiful but the painting is INCREDIBLE.
cheers, dana

Teddi said...

oh heather u know i'm glad to see your art whenever u show it. thanks for the info about alisa's class!

Julia Christie said...

Hi Heather

Well I LOVE all of these wonderful pieces, but the last one is perfection! So exciting to hear about all the wonderfully creative things you are doing these days, and really fun to share them with you here!

Smiles

Msartist said...

So pretty! Oh, yes I can understand the juggling!
I am so considering Brave Girls in April! Sounds awesome that you are doing it!!
Happy creating, Theresa

Lenora said...

These are charming - love the sister girl adn bird they have an understanding and much in common!

Kate said...

Beautiful work.

Jehanne said...

oh Heather these are all beautiful. The sketches look absolutely fantastic too - like finished works!!

Kristin Dudish said...

Yay to making time for art!!!
(It can be so hard to find the balance.)

I would love to go to an art retreat... someday.

Your sketches are fabulous :)

xo
Kristin

Diane said...

I'm with you--less internet--more time for art. I love coming here though and seeing what's new with you--you sound very happy right now!!

Heidimc said...

I love your sketches! You are so good at these!

Your girl with bird painting is coming along beautifully! I've enjoyed watching each step you've taken towards the finished piece. I can't wait to see the next step.

You know I'm in for going to Brave Girl Camp. I've wanted to go there for a while now. I just wasn't brave enough to go by myself. hahaha!

Hannah Sommerville said...

Beautiful. I love your work :)

Vanilla said...

I love your delicate patterns incorporated into your artwork, and the soft, dreamy colours you use. It's like staring into a beautiful vision of a Spring day.
Your painting in progress is equally beautiful too, I just adore her admiring expression!

Sophia said...

I'd like to take one of her classes someday. :) Nice work! LOVING the colour choice. Hope you are well. Thinking of you.

Reflections said...

These are fabulous! Love your color palletes... so soft, serene....

Anyes said...

Your sketches are full of Spring touches, the first one is my favourite, thank you for your nice visit and comment :-)

Hilary said...

Your work is lovely. I love the designs and the colours. A true day-brightener. Thanks for your visit to my blog. :)

Chantal said...

Gorgeous drawings and colour choices. You sound very busy with your courses, but very energized as well - inspirational!

rachel awes said...

so lovely to find you!
i LOVE the painting of
that gorgeous woman & bird!!!
ohhhh! i will enjoy following! xo

Margaret said...

beautiful sketches, lovely colour choice!

I did the Brave Girls Online course last month, super cool! You're going to have a great time! mx

Janet said...

Your sketches are beautiful! I've been considering Alisa's workshop and your sketches make me think I should just do it.