March 16th, 2006



I haven't updated on here recently and I think it's largely just because I tend to feel pretty tired by the time I get home from work and have no desire to spend any more time on the computer... or any time actually thinking about what to type up. Today however, I want to share my new artwork with you! My gallery is friends only though, sorry folks. It's mainly just to add a bit of protection from potential copyright theft/violation.

I did one painting last night that I completed before work this morning. It is a painting of three tulips:Tulip painting

I then did one for a co-worker in between calls at work...which is potentially something that we may or may not actually be allowed to do. Either way, it turned out well and I took a picture of it before handing it over: Lotus Flower

Lastly, I did one that I absolutely love and think turned out the best of all three (I think it also scanned the best): Iris

All in all, I'd have to say that it was a very creative and productive day for me! I am very pleased not only with the paintings themselves but the fact that I'm actually seeing a bit of improvement between the first one that I did and the last one. I still need to loosen up a bit with the colour but that will take some time and more practice. I've actually also been commissioned to do a painting for another co-worker and we've discussed what she wants so I'll just have to quote her a price and get my butt in gear! It will be the first painting that I've actually sold!

Concerts, trips and a new LJ friend

In other news, unrelated to my creative exploits, I think the next few weeks are going to be really interesting. Next weekend Jboy and I are going to the Hawksley Workman concert at Massey hall, which I'm really looking forward to, then on April fools day we head to Stratford to visit/meet my Dad. A few weeks later, we'll be heading to Cornwall for Easter to visit/meet my mom and come back just in time for the Franz Ferdinand/Death Cab for Cutie concert! I'm about to see as many concerts as I've seen so far in my life within a one month period! It's going to be awesome! Thanks to zinderfine for convincing me to get the FF/DCC tickets! Good call!!!

I'd also like to welcome a new friend to the LJ community: whitelotusyoga. She's a great friend who I work with and is just an incredible woman! She's one of those people that tends to bring out the parts of me that I really like. We tend to spend a lot of time discuss matters of spirituality and life, finding deeper insight into ourselves and the world as a whole. I think we tend to bring this depth out in each other and really connect well at that level. It's a really wonderful blessing. She is also the owner of the lotus painting I did today. (Thanks for the inspiration!) So, a big welcome and hope you enjoy your new journal!