Saturday, November 26, 2016

Let's Catch Up

Hey there! Sorry I've been MIA... I know it's just a bunch of excuses, but I'm a full-time student, my family adopted another child earlier this year, and for the past four months I've been working overtime. Long story short, my life has been a madhouse.

But, I was surfing the internet tonight and thought, dang, I really miss my See Cailey Color people. So here I am!

Sometimes my favorite thing is just to sit quietly with the people I love. I did a lot of that this week, since I've been off school and work for the holiday. And now, I want to sit quietly with you. It's really easy to get caught up in the holiday madness; believe me, even I, known by my close friends as The Grinch, can get caught up in the holiday rush. (Disclaimer: I love Christmas, just not the hype and the mayhem, or the annoying music and nauseating movies). So tonight, I want to sit quietly with you and share some of the things I've been working on for the past few months.

Seeking Girl

So there's this, one of the newest additions to the Silhouette Girl Saga; acrylic, ink, pencil, and gouache on canvas. 8x10. Definitely a fun time.

Ask me about it sometime! It was kinda difficult to get to the perspective the way I wanted it; I'm not great at perspective anyway, and this sort of up-the-well type of shot isn't easy. But, I'm happy with how it turned out.

What is she seeking? Has she found it, or will she find it? Those are questions I leave up to you, as I always do when the Silhouette Girl is involved. My journey with her has been one of discovery and exploration; I'm not about to give away answers when I could be fostering thoughts, instead. So, think about it and tell me what you think. Whatever she's up to, I'm sure it's exciting!

The Arts

This one has a partner that goes with it, but I'll talk about that one, and how they go together, another time.

This collage is all about the arts. You can see the plastic Peavey logo there in the middle, and the guitar picks in the corner. Postcard of a few famous paintings. The paintbrushes lined up. Down next to the brushes is a ticket to the High Art Museum in Atlanta, Georgia (I highly recommend it, if you happen to be around the Atlanta area). An old ticket to a high school production of "The Princess Bride", (which happens to be one of my favorite films). Basically, this collage is me image-vomiting (the artist's version of word-vomiting) some of the things I love about the arts. But on a deeper level, it's about the lights and darks of the arts. How art can move us, like the wind turning a windmill. How art causes the natural and artificial to mingle, creating something both new and old.

Finally, I come to this one. It's just a pencil drawing. Hardly more than a sketch. But it holds a lot of meaning. If you know me, or have read some of my other posts. you may have picked up on the fact that I'm really heartbroken by the racial tension I see around me. Personally, I think diversity is really beautiful. I love that people come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities! I think our differences make us beautiful and fascinating, and I love it. So I drew this one day, an image of  people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, together, arm in arm, standing in solidarity with one another. I guess you might say it's a dream of mine, or a prayer. 

So, those are just a few things I've been working on. I have more, don't worry. For all my overtime work, classes, and family bonding, I always make time for art! I'll try not to leave you for so long again. Thank you for sitting with me... I'd love to catch up with you and hear what you've been up to lately! Feel free to comment below and share what's going on in your life. Let's take a moment to listen, bond, and reconnect as the holiday season ramps up!


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