Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alexie pastel experiment

So I have now a whopping 2 entries for Art Every Day Month so pressure to do something e-v-er-y day right? Anyway, it was fun experimenting, although I got a little lazy or something after a short time (maybe, frustrated?) with the pastels, but as I reminded myself that I'm not doing this to create anything great..or even good..I'm just experimenting for fun!

I've also been juggling this AEDM with a new endeavor, teaching yoga. I successfully completed a 200-hour intensive YogaWorks program in August, here in Munich (and boy was it intense, but a great experience!). September and October was spent either with visitors here for Oktoberfest, or me visiting places like Budapest, Cinque Terre and Lake Garda in Italy with friends and 'mein Mann' and so I am just now beginning to continue what I have learned in the yoga training and actually begin some teaching. Starting with 'hormone' yoga at my fitness studio, with the added challenge of teaching in German (also a first for me:) We'll see how that goes this Friday for my first class..

Meanwhile I will juggle yoga learning with art learning - every day or every other day..or so! But I'm enjoying both so that's what matters right?!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Alexie sketch

Dustin off the old blog..feels good! I've decided to participate again, although probably not every day, to the 'Art Every Day Month' challenge. I did it last year, or was it the year before? Oh my... Anyway, getting a little bit of a late start this month, but I have been fairly artistically active this past week. Couldnt get the scanner to work yesterday (I'll never admit to why this was), but now I've got my 1st sketch/project for the month. Its actually just a study for a possible painting of my niece. I was just back in Fort Lauderdale for her 1st Birthday. I don't get to see her so often and she had changed so much. That being said, the photo I used to sketch her is actually from around 7-9 months old. But it makes me laugh- no, she's not cross-eyed but does look it in this photo (and not just in my rendering I swear!)

Maybe I'll work up the courage to actually try and paint this soon, or some variation of it. I don't paint much..actually I don't really draw or sketch much anymore, but that is about to change..again!