Sunday, April 17, 2011

Snapshot Sunday: My Source of Blogging Distraction

I know.  I know.  I haven't blogged since the last Snapshot Sunday.  But I have a good excuse.  I've become obsessed -- obsessed with this:

I want adventure in the great wide somewhere . . .

That is, I've become obsessed with making art.  A couple of months ago I signed up for an online mixed media portraits class from Suzi Blu, and now that I've actually started watching her video lessons and practicing, I can't stop!  This is the best kind of obsession to have, I think.

It's crazy, though -- all my life I have always considered myself completely untalented in the visual art department.  But where did that come from?  Because when I think back to the [very] few times I've made dedicated attempts at making art, the results have been surprisingly decent.  Crazy!

So I've been busy getting to know this unexplored side of myself.  And it has been glorious.  I'll post more about it this week (er, probably), but right now my colored pencils are calling my name . . . 

How do you see yourself in relation to art-making -- untalented?  Not interested?  Gifted beyond measure?  Also, let's see your Snapshot Sunday photos!

8 comments:

  1. Lindsay and James CoApril 17, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    did you draw that? THats absolutely stunning!

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  2. Beth @ To the FullesApril 17, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    Yes -- thank you!!

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  3. Beth wow, that's awesome! Good job!

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  4. That is a great picture! I am very impressed!

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  5. yogiclarebear.comApril 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    for real! this is absolutely awesome.

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  6. Beth @ To the FullesApril 18, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    Thanks thanks thanks, all!

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  7. Beautiful work, Beth! I've been watching your progress on Flickr, and I think you're doing great. :)I haven't posted a Snapshot Sunday for this past Sunday, but there are some previous ones up at Circular Praise if you want to check them out.As for your question, I've dabbled in photography for years, and I've tried my hand at acrylics, colored pencils, watercolor, oil pastels and fabric painting. Other than the photography and my jewelry making hobby, none of my artistic endeavors have held my interest for long. I do crochet, but I count that more craft than art, since I'm usually just following a pattern.Anyway, gorgeous portrait - I especially like the incorporation of the writing.

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