These are all things Artists (successful Artists) say to those of us struggling in the muck of our creative juices and impulses. “If you aren’t living and breathing your art, then you are not a true Artists.” Unfortunately, in this economy, it is hard to “live and breathe”‘ that Art when you have bills to pay and be accountable too. You don’t want to just do things for the money, but society is truly set up to kill the creative spirit. That is how I’ve been feeling lately.
I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but my mom had surgery recently. She is recovering..luckily my sister was able to take some time off to help. But for the past week, it has been me with both parents and it can get very frustrating and stressful. Considering my own back and stress issues….yeah. Finding the energy and will to complete projects is difficult. Finding the time to really flesh all I want to flesh out is just vexing.
Below, is blast from the past. A vector graphic I called DJ Na-O. It has a lot of elements I enjoy. I like the colors a lot. It is like he is the DJ for spring or something or the DJ of the Dawn…LOL
Life is going. I’ve been doing more digital paintings. I am learning to enjoy it more. I still miss using watercolors and acrylics. Digital painting is convenient and less mess (no clean up). I am finding that my paintings a very “painterly” and almost sculptural in nature. Here are few of my latest works:
abstract painting by KBrown 2012
abstract painting by KBrown 2012
I’m considering entering some art contest. It is all part of having more confidence in my work. I do have to say that my ideas and my aesthetics have become more refined. I’m willing to take more risks.
I apologize for the delay. I didn’t want to post anything until I did some new paintings. My mini memoir is coming along…slowly. Yet, I am still very excited to be doing it.
I added some more necklaces to my shop. I think they are very nice. I have some earring ideas I’m still working out. I have to go to the craft store for more chain.
Back to my new paintings; these were done on my iPod touch using Artrage. I did one in a very sculptural style that I am going to explore more. The first one I did is called Sunny Sea. The second is titled Shimmery Tree. I really like them both.
A digital painting done on iPod Touch using Artrage. By Karmen Brown
Shimmery Tree by Karmen Brown Done on iPod Touch using Artrage. 2012
I’m happy to report I have been busy creating. Lately, I have been using Artrage on my iPod Touch. It is really a tool/resource of convenience. It is easy to expand on an idea or act on inspiration when on the go. On the fly art!
I’ve been doing more digital painting with some apps for my iPod Touch. I’ve mainly been using the Artrage app (I also so own the program on my laptop). I do believe that such apps for mobile devices are a very legitimate medium for this day and age. One thing that needs to be remembered is that when doing art on a digital platform is to sign and/or watermark your art. (Which i can forget from time to time). So on you mobile device, it is good to have a photo editing app so you can and your own stamp and watermark.
Here are some recent paintings done on my iPod touch:
I made a custom banner for my Vox blog. I will be making a banner for this blog in the next few days.
The design is one I came up with several years ago. The character, Mystic Mime, was suppose to be for my main website, but I decided to go in a different direction. I am happy I held on to that sketch, because it came in handy.