I've always been truly bad at keeping record of things. Diaries lasted maybe a month, portfolios showed sparse at the end of a semester, and the last blog lasted a whole 15 minutes while I wrote the first (and only) entry. It's not that I don't do anything worth keeping record of, it's just that when I'm done- I'm really done. Then paintings and drawings go to homes without first taking a photo or end up in the back of a closet. Since I graduated last May (over a year ago!!) I've barely touched a paintbrush. I think that I have only good intentions, but the follow through is terrible.
My fiancee, Paul, always says: "You are what you do everyday."
Side note: This is Paul. We are getting married in August of 2010. He normally doesn't wear his facial hair like this. But I like the photo. :)
So, this blog will be a true and honest approach at keeping track of everything that I create. I also hope that this will motivate me to keep up and create more. To play a little catch up, here are a few things I've worked on in the last year and also a few inspirations:
A few wedding portraits...
My good friend, and fellow artist, Katy and I went on a day trip to Chicago. There is inspiration in every corner that you look. We of course hit up a few art museums, but I think that the landscape and aquarium were just as inspiring.
Katy and myself
A few friends we met along the way. They LOVED the camera!
This gigantic statue was just a couple blocks away from our hotel. You can never escape the American Gothic father/daughter duo.
This beautiful landscape is what greeted us after our short train ride to Chicago. They are trying to impress the Olympic picker-outer people.
So I know that there was not too much of my own art on this posting... but I promise that more will come. Time to go paint!!