I heard I talk a couple of years ago asking this question and it kinda stayed with me. It made me consider what I stand for. What is my life based on? Are they good things that are going to bring me strength? Or are they meaningless things that wont matter when things get difficult? It definitely gave me something to think about.
I was really happy with the way this one turned out. I did it a little bit backwards. I painted over the abstract background and used it it as a layer of the stencil.
This piece also represents an improvement in my mental state. I decided to force myself out of my comfort zone. After battling an army of self doubt I gathered up all my courage an opened a store on Etsy. This was a HUGE step for me. But once again as soon as I was finished setting it up I had this awesome feeling of accomplishment. That feeling only got better when I sold this piece. I was so excited. I squealed the news to my husband and called my mom. I felt like I could really call myself an artist now.
The lesson I learned is that there are some great things waiting for us outside our comfort zone
I thought I would share another page from my “Art” art journal. For me art really is manic…by several definitions.
It can be frenetic, obsessive, crazy, overwhelming in good and bad ways. I never really figured out if art brought on the mania or if the mania brought on the art. They just kinda went hand in hand.
Here’s more of my fan art. I made these stencils and then used spray paint to paint them on 12×12 canvases. Each of these were 4 layers of stencils. If you’re interested in making your own stencils there are many good videos on Youtube.. The success of the stencil depends alot on how much time you take designing it and then taking your time in cutting it out. Its not rocket science and it doesn’t take a lot of artist ability to be successful. Its a great project for anyone. And fan art paintings like this make great presents because you can make if for anyones tastes. Try a one or two layer stencil to start.