Where did this week go? I feel like I just posted my first sketch. I think this piece and last week are reflective of spaces I'd really love to have - here, now, in my house. Maybe this sketch book will be a creative way to be my "wish" list or to-do list for my house. This week for example, I'd love to use pattern wallpaper on the stair risers that go down to the basement (after we pull up the carpeting). If I don't use pattern paper I have a whole list on Pinterest of stair decorating (yes, that is a category) ideas. I couldn't resist adding a cute bench and some vintage heels to the mix. Have a great weekend!
So, it's the first week of my "Floral Furniture Friday" sketchbook challenge I made for myself. To recap, every Friday I am posting a painting that must feature the two (florals and furniture) to indulge not only my love for decorating BUT also push my portfolio a bit. I also love the accountability factor, which is always a bit tricky when you work solo.
I'm that girl that gets giddy over new school supplies every year (Am I the only one who get giddy btw? ) so a new sketchbook was tops on my list, no twisting my arm. I'm really into green right now and a pattern wall is right up my alley. This spot looks dreamy for reading or perhaps some journaling, cup of tea on the log side table. I have a log side table in my living room. It's from our family camp ~ kids love it because they LOVE camp. And how cool are these new chairs I keep seeing?! The engineer in me is just a little bit worried on the installation part - first hang from the ceiling to support full body weight and it swings, it swings people!
Have a great weekend! Tara
Sail Away...Keep Home As Your Anchor - a quick peek at a work in progress. I love the sentiment :)
Have a great Monday!! Tara
Inspired by AugustWren, I am starting my own "practice" of sorts - every Friday I will post a painting/sketch that will include some florals and a type of furniture. It can be a piece I worked all week on or one that took me 30 minutes in a short, creative session. I really wanted to add a sort of discipline to my creative practice AND be held accountable for it. I am not going to go all crazy and limit myself as far as colors, time put in, subjects, etc. etc. because I really just want it to be fun and something to push my creative edge, where growth happens....and as I usually go big and bold on canvas working smaller, quicker, looser with a completely different focus is exactly what I need. Maybe this will expand my portfolio to include work for cards, fabric, paper - ? I'm hoping so.
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