Ever since I sold something in my little Etsy shop I have been working on more projects. I have made a few more listings in the shop and I wanted to share and get some feedback. I like some things better than others. I over analyze EVERYTHING and it drives me crazy. That is why I want to just be open about what I am creating, share my struggles and thoughts, and ask for feedback!
The Thinking Chair
I saw this chair while we were on our vacation and I am not sure why, but I really loved it.
It inspired me to create a version of it as a painting.
It is not to be realistic but abstract in a sense because you can tell it is not perfect. I don’t like perfect things! The surface material is a piece of wood from what used to be a table. I like re-purposing whenever I can. I used acrylic paint and modeling paste for the textural elements. On the chair itself, I used a stencil to create the damask pattern.
So I placed it on the shelf in my Etsy shop. Do you have any thoughts about this art? You won’t hurt my feelings so be honest. One of the things God has shown me and I feel grateful about is I don’t need to be validated as a person through my art. So….feel free to comment because I am asking for help.
Hand Lettered Wood Blocks
I also have been working on some hand lettering on wood blocks. I created an M and a B as an example.
I like the feel of hand drawn things, what do you think about hand lettering? Would you ever buy something like this? What do you think of the colors? I also placed these on the Etsy shelf for now.
Here are a few sketchy style art pieces I have been working on. The typewriter is painted on a piece of re-purposed wood. I actually added some texture above in the form of a handwritten poem. But I don’t like it so I am going to paint over it without even showing you.
I am still working on this piece. I sketched it first on watercolor paper and then I added color with watercolor pencils. I need to add more sky and texture, it is still in process.
Figuring out An Art Style
I think when you are a creative person it is a fine line between creating things YOU love and creating what other people would like or buy. I am not sure other people like what I like! One of the things I am struggling with at this stage is finding a common thread to what comes out of my paintbrush or pencil.
I have learned you can’t rush creativity and you can’t make yourself be inspired.
Thanks so much for helping me take the next step in this journey God has allowed and set out for me. It is great to have friends along the way!
Enjoy the day.