Handmade art always takes time. It takes skill. It takes a horrendous number of mistakes. It takes sleepless nights and years of practice.
No one wakes up one day and just says “oh, I know! I’ll become a talented artist today!” Yeah, that’s not how it works. It takes a lifetime to earn the skills. The amount of patience that’s required is more than the “average person” can spare.
I haven’t been really up to drawing much since November… So many things have been holding me back, including myself
But! I have been slowly getting my motivation back into gear. It’s tough, since my son’s school is closed and I am having to play teacher… I SOoooo was not built for this haha! I guess that is one of the perks for living so close to China…
I have still been using other creative outlets. I crochet a lot and I have been playing a voxel game on my Switch. If you like creative building games, then Dragon Quest Builders 2 is for you. I highly recommend it. Beware of limitations, though.
I have also returned to CDO as a scrap designer, for those of you who are into the hobby scrap-taggers. I am listed under AoRK. There isn’t a whole lot there at the moment, but I will be working on getting a few more things out. Of course, my animations and doodle tubes are also still available there.
I am still looking for more portraits to include in my next book. It is getting really close to halfway, but I still want to add more before I send it for printing. I don’t want to speed through this one like I did the last one. So, it could still be at least 2 years before it’s final. To see the progress on that, you can visit the page designated to it right here on the site!
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of 2020! If you have any motivation to spare, please do send it my way! Keep on rocking!
The new year is approaching. And a nice round number it is!
If someone doesn’t throw a 20s themed new year party, I think I might have to be disappointed haha! I can’t do it myself, but I would love to live it vicariously through someone on social media. *hint hint*
This started out as a Christmas Gift for someone special, but I figured if I was going to make something, I may as well write a pattern while I am at it! This is actually the base for a sugar skull project. You can decorate it with anything you like! Fabric paints, embroidery, surface crochet… the possibilities are endless!
I have broken down this pattern by stitches, so it looks longer than what it actually is.
Ok, streaming on Twitch has to go on a temporary hiatus. I am having some issues with my laptop. So either I have to wait until another windows update, or get my mac upgraded. I have been looking for a reason to get a new computer, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this lol