i’m trying to work a little more slowly and thoughtfully to get these goldfish just how I want them

My eventual plan, like with most of my paintings these days, is to print these goldfish on fabric. That has it’s own challenges, though. This image, for instance, has actually been inversed; the real painting is of a black fish on white paper, with all of his details done in white ink. But it that the most efficient way to plan out what something will look like in print? After doing this, I don’t think so. But it was still a worthwhile experiment!

inky goldfish in progress

I started a new job last year, my first big-girl, all-day-every-day, grown-up job. It’s been challenging, figuring out how to manage my now much more limited free time. I feel like I’m constantly dropping the ball on something, but I suppose there has to be some give and take. And if I’m giving up my free time to be able to afford my apartment, well… that’s just a no-brainer, isn’t it? But my job has a great perk- I’m still in a creative environment, and I get to see new, beautiful things made every day. These goldfish I’m going to…

lights, camera…

I moved back in September, and have been slow getting back into the swing of things. But today felt like the right day to push back and get back to work. Step one is figuring out how to photograph my fabric pieces now that I don’t have a dedicated just-mine work space. My desk has returned to it’s original life as a kitchen table, but there’s no reason why it can’t pretend to be my desk again, even for a little while.