Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm So Tired! Or, a Small Rant + New Artwork

I am so tired.  I know, I know, it shouldn't surprise me, given that I'm pregnant and all.  But I've been consistently feeling better -- less nauseous, more energized.  Plus I'm all set to enter trimester two tomorrow (yay!), so shouldn't that mean that I'm on the fast track to the famous pregnancy glow?

Apparently not.  At least, not today.  Or yesterday.  I am currently sitting in Barnes & Noble's cafe, all ready to do some serious writing and reading.  But I'm so tired.  I'm barely able to spell and string together intelligible phrases (sorry about that in advance).  All I want to do is lay my head down on the table and sleep.

So why the heck am I so tired?  Well, I started my new yoga regimen on Tuesday, so that could have something to do with it -- perhaps my body just isn't used to that kind of workout at the moment.  Or maybe it's because I spent a large portion of the past week working on a new piece of mixed media artwork.

I turned this:

Something new . . .

. . . into this:

In progress

. . . into this:

Identity"This" being my first completed big art project since getting knocked up, and my first piece done on canvas! Yay!

Helping out

Lio helped with the photographing process.

It is certainly strange to experience the effect act-making is having on my body, though.  Pre-pregnancy, creating visual art energized me in an amazing and unexpected way.  Now, it seems to be draining my energy.  But not in a totally bad way -- I'm only three months along, and I'm already sleeping more poorly than usual.  Anything that will help me sleep soundly is most welcome!

I created this piece with a specific person in mind, as a part of a painting adventure I'm both excited and a little nervous to embark on.  My goal is this: to create paintings that will depict aspects of the true identity of a specific person.  Each painting will be different, completely unique.  If you'd like to nab one for yourself, or for a loved one, comment below or email me at escagnel04 (at) yahoo (dot) com (that's a zero, not the letter "o" in my username).  I think that the things which truly define our most real, eternal selves are often forgotten or lost against the clamor and airbrushed lies of the media.  I hope that such a painting series will help combat those lies, one gorgeous person at a time.

Let me now rapidly and jarringly switch topics (I told you that I'm tired!).  In other blog news, I've updated (i.e., created anew) the Facebook page for this bloggity blog.  Check it out here!  And I'm still tweeting -- follow my randomness here.

What are you thinking about today, blog friends?


  1. Me, Me, Me! I would LOOOOOOVE one of your amazing artworks! What is the going rate?

  2. Oooh yay Bess! We will chat further . . . by email! :)

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