Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Return of Bert

Pirate Bert 
(photo courtesy of a cool artist friend - thanks Dana!) 

Well, Bert must have read my blog entry from last night, because he got all up in my grill today... Every five minutes... asking me if we are gonna paint or not, "When we gonna paint Jen? Yew gonna paint or yew gonna walk the plank?"... Jumpin' around acting all like a pirate 'n stuff cause he's got one eye. So, I gave in. I painted two new miniatures tonight. You can see them here.
Titled: "Mini Maple" 5x5 inches

THIS JUST IN - I am a huge procrastinator. I after enjoying my blogging session last night, I decided to review my "calendar" to see what I need to prioritize before my show... Then I had a panic attack. Not really, but it was like the Flying Spaghetti Monster's noodlie appendage smacked me up side the head real hard. I have sooooo much to do - 5 major projects all due at the same time-ish. Sooooo I might miss a couple blog nights here and there, but rest assured, I will be posting my paintings to my website as they're born.

BLOG RECOMMENDATION - I stumbled upon a very creative and inspirational person who has a blog called "Penscratches - Lightfast Blog" and it is very worth checking it out. This entry here is what caught my eye first as I share some of the same feelings about allowing art into our lives. Thank you Wakar for adding me to your blog roll and for your nice comments. I am a fan of yours.


Arco Scheepen said...

I'm glad that I don't have a Bert-like pirate brush at home, because the nagging would drive me mad. I'm not really painting at the moment; don't know why. No inspiration? Fear?
Anyway, nice new paintings! And I love the pastel drawing too....great.

Jennifer Phillips said...

One of my teachers once told me "Don't force it." Sometimes a particular subject matter calls out for a particular medium... go with what feels right. Your tree sketches are really really cool with all that energy that your pen produces.
I need to get out and sketch more.