In September my artwork will be exhibited for the very first time (exciting!). Besides my paintings, I will also show some other projects, including my paper crane project. I envision a space with flying cranes. I want to hang them on thin threads from the ceiling. I don’t have the ambition to fold another 1000. But I have been busy folding a new (smaller) load of origami cranes again.
Shipping a couple of kindness kits for an Etsy shop order. (If you want one you better be quick. I just added the last ones to my shop, but I’m almost out of stock).
I have been working on illustrations of different behaviours. It’s an assignment for a Canadian school to explain (part of) the model they use as base for their teaching. I’m content with how it’s all coming together. Also, I have awesome friends. See those yellow flowers? They were handpicked and dropped off at my place, just because.
I love my new nail polish. In fact, I thought it deserves two pictures.
Have you seen the photography course by A Beautiful Mess? I decided to finally give in to my desire to learn more about photography. I borrowed a DSLR and I am learning a lot. In these two pictures I was practicing taking pictures with different apertures.
For those of you who follow along on Facebook may already know (I believe liking a page alone won’t make you receive updates. Apparently you need to separately click to follow as well). I have won the Amsterdam scholarship for the Blogcademy with my illustrated submission! I am so incredibly thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to soak in every bit of blogging know-how.
Lately I have been having a lot of creative energy. Days seem to be too short for all my big goals and dreams. I am working hard on many different projects. Although I always wish progression would come along faster, I do recognise the slow but steady motion in which my projects seem to move forward.
I know I don’t always show a lot of the things I am working on. Usually I feel that blogposts should either serve a clear function (how to, inspiration, new knowledge, whatever) or not be posted at all.
I said to Joran yesterday: “Oh no! I am becoming that person. The textbook blogger who only posts picture updates. I will post my first picture update photo post and it’s all downhill from there.”
Then I said that I had put on pants when I left the house. And that I took them off again when I came home. He replied: “good story.”
Sometimes I think that working on creative projects from home might make me into a dysfunctional part of society. I am afraid I will forget what it is like to be around normal people and act normally. In my head this translates to me making random robot sounds at social gatherings. I mean, it’s not as if I have seriously taken into account the potential long-term effects of becoming a creative blogging hermit. Then again, I don’t think it is fair to blame all the weirdness on my blog. Perhaps I have always had trouble with normal.
I’m getting off track.
Photo post. I guess I am just somewhat concerned. I don’t want to photo bomb you with boring life updates that are mostly interesting to my mom. On the other hand, I do recognise that sometimes the in-between moments are the most interesting. The process. The hard work and silly things. The things that help you to get to know someone better. And I don’t want to hide these things from you. Shiny posts of finished arts&crafts projects are nice, but they are never the full story.
I was in my pyjama until 18.00 today and I ate 3 crackers and half a melon for lunch because I was out of food. I didn’t want to get dressed and go to the supermarket and kill my workflow.
It’s 12AM now. I guess I will call it a day for now and continue working on my creative dreams tomorrow morning again, with or without pants.