Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Look what I made!

I haven't been blogging as often as I'd like...the tasks involved in opening the new Artfire store are so daunting and numerous that I've been mostly paralyzed for the past week or so, unable to choose a place to start.

The good news is, I finally managed to break through this paralysis on Sunday.  The not-as-good news is that I didn't get any of the tasks done that need doing; I lost myself in the process of painting some new stuff instead.  But hey, I'm grateful just to be doing something productive/creative.  Beats the hell out of what I was doing before - which was similar to slacking off, except neither restorative nor relaxing because below my surface-torpor my brain was spinning all over the place.

Anyway.  I made two roughly life-size pictures of ice cream cones!  I think they're cute and creepy at the same time.

The one on the left demonstrates my love of creating cognitive dissonance by combining elements together that you wouldn't expect.  The one on the right shows my dorky love of puns.

These paintings are somewhat of a departure for me because the backgrounds aren't one flat colour (this is the closest to abstract art I've ever gotten!).  Also, I'm having a lot of fun trying to write words in different "fonts" instead of just using my own handwriting.  I'll definitely be doing more stuff like this soon!