Spring Bees Body Paint & Art

Spring Bees Body Paint & Art

We all have things we're allergic to. Some people are allergic to specific foods or can't handle certain things (nuts, gluten, lactose, etc.) and then there are those that are allergic to other things (pollen, dust, animals, etc.). I fall into the last group. I'm allergic to bees. Not to a deadly degree, but if I do get stung by them or wasps or get any other kind of bug bite my skin balloons ridiculously. Add on the fact I'm allergic to the medicine commonly given to deal with that swelling, it's a fun combination. Since Spring is returning, that means bees are going to be coming back. So, I thought it would be fun to body paint them this week.…

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I Tried Following a Bob Ross Tutorial Digitally

I Tried Following a Bob Ross Tutorial Digitally

I decided to follow a Bob Ross tutorial digitally today on stream. But to give myself more of a challenge, I was only allowed to use "weird" brushes. So, not your typical flat brush, oil paint, or line brushes. I had to use the artistic ones. Those that have weird textures or designs. This also went for any smudging or blending that I had to do. In addition, to keep with the traditional style art I could only use one layer. The tutorial I ended up following was Tropical Seascape from Season 12 Episode 9 of The Joy of Painting.…

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Art Diary: Zodiac Signs

Art Diary: Zodiac Signs

Honestly, I have no idea how to title this post so we're going with art diary. I thought I would share some of my artwork on my blog, I am still getting used to sharing my work with others rather than just saving it to my computer and calling it a day. I'm still learning the medium in drawing things more realistic. Most of my favorite things I've done since getting a tablet have been emotes for Twitch. So, the first one I'm sharing here is a series I did of the Zodiac signs complete with their mascot, star sign, and symbol.…

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Life Lately: February 2020

Life Lately: February 2020

This month I've been kind of offline, mainly as A LOT has been going on. Since, I haven't done one of these in ages, I thought I would share what's I've been up to.…

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Road to Rediscovery: Revisiting Old Hobbies

Road to Rediscovery: Revisiting Old Hobbies

Something I've been trying to do lately is getting back to my old hobbies. After high school I kind of left them behind mainly due to limited time and poor mental health. These hobbies being drawing, writing, and reading. Now I also paint, which I have not stopped though I do so sparingly as I don't need a million canvas especially right now while I'm in a tiny space. And as much fun as makeup is I don't want that to be my only hobby. So I'm revisiting the ones I left in the past to see if they interest me again now that my mental health isn't as god awful.…

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Life Through Death Painting Series

Life Through Death Painting Series

This is a painting series that I've been working on for my bedroom. Two of the paintings I have technically done before the first one being the a heart with flowers and the second being a ribcage filled with flowers. I decided when I was going to make a third painting around the same theme that I wanted literally everything to match. So I painted over all of them that way they would look way more uniform. After creating the first painting in the series I decided to name it "Life Through Death." Since all the paintings basically involve items that would be dead with flowers symbolizing life somewhere in the painting.…

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Sunrise Lake | Paint Nite with my Sister | AD

Sunrise Lake | Paint Nite with my Sister | AD

For national sibling day, a previous Paint Nite blog post I did got shared on their main page so we got free tickets to any night of our choosing. So we agreed upon Sunrise Lake, which looks rather complicated but a lot of fun. If you've never done a Paint Nite, I highly recommend it. Not just because we got free tickets to Paint Nite but because I love going to these. To be honest, my sister and I were already planning to do another one anyways and the free tickets just made it so much easier for us.…

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Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters Exhibit

Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters Exhibit

Last night, my roommate and I went to the Guillermo Del Toro Exhibit at the Minnesota Art Institute. And I was insanely excited about this as I love horror, art, and movies from Guillermo Del Torro especially Pan's Labyrinth. And one thing that I love is how this is all from his Bleak House, which came about because his wife didn't want one of the pieces of art up in their kitchen so he ended up buying a whole new house just for his collection. And now going to lie, Rose and I have been trying to make our own exhibit to our favorite things in our townhouse quite similar to this. Maybe not to the same extreme but yeah.…

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