Friday, November 4, 2011

Jewelry and Paintings

*~*Are you looking for the post about the giveaway? Click here and you can find it!*~*
I adore creating things. If I didn't have my heart set on being a nurse practitioner I'd make creativity my full-time job....well, if I could *actually* make a living at it. Sewing clothing for myself and my children, and other people's children, making baby stuff like carriers, bibs, burp cloths, painting, making necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, crocheting blankets, and clothing, cross stitching, and I'm sure there's more but I can't think of it at the moment. Just making something myself feels so much better than buying something that everyone else can buy too.
I love being creative as a means of relaxation. And to give things to others that I've made makes me feel better than giving something bought. I'm not positive the other people always like what I make/give... but I enjoy making things with them in mind.

A (terrible) close-up of a bracelet I made for my 10 year old.

Everything I do is basically self-taught. I've looked at what other people have done, and then I do my best to figure out how it came about. I would absolutely love to take classes of all kinds. Classes on jewelry making, all different kinds of painting/drawing techniques and forms. Sculpting! That would be a blast!! I've only made a few paintings so far, but I'm definitely enjoying it. As of now I've done 2 tree paintings, and I'm currently working on a third. I've also done one for my middle daughter that's berries and birds,  and another for my youngest that's snails and mushrooms and a kinda crazy kaledoscope of color.

This is a picture that I painted for my middle girl of our family. Obviously it isn't exactly our family - it's a family of birds. But we are all in there, plus one (for a future child we'll either have biologically or adopt). Below is our family for my youngest girl ... but it's snails. Again with a plus one for the future. The potential and possibility. :)

I just realized how HUGE my chest looks in this picture. YIKES!
I also painted a t-shirt last night/today. That turned out pretty fun!
 The completed painting(s) I  was working on earlier of a cherry blossom tree. :) I made it for my best friend/sister. And I'm so glad she loves it! :-D I really enjoy the fact that it's broken up. I think it makes it more interesting that way.

The painting in total with all of it's parts together.

The painting as a close-up of the bottom.

What is your medium or choice? Or do you dabble like me? I'd love to see what you create. Feel free to leave me links!

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