Sunday, June 9, 2013

Painting Journals

I was digging through some old rusty, rustic metal boxes today. They are listings in my etsy shop and I really wanted new pictures of them.  
New pictures require new props. I went in search of my old art journals and some supplies.
I am glad I saved my journals.
I don't paint any more. 
If I ever get to travel I will make a travel/art journal and sketch in it.
I love the bright colors on the rusty patina of this card file.

The work I do on Etsy prepping photos for publishing is a lot like painting. Taking into consideration the colors, blocking, layout, negative space.  I think I like it better than I ever did painting. When I was painting I never felt like I had one original idea in my head.  Styling for photos is a little more forgiving in that department. 
I like the way this turned out.

Chippy rusty and colorful. A great storage area for a studio. It's in my shop here 
This little metal caddy makes a great tray to carry art suppies.
I just may decide to keep it and have some supplies ready should the mood to paint strike again. Til then it is in my shop here.
I have my knitting and knitting is just paint with tangles and knots.


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Isn't it so hard to get something to sell in your shop and then end up loving it for your own use? I struggle with that all the time! I LOVE the caddy!

Araignee said...

I also have a shelf of art supplies just in case I am ever "in the mood". I graduated (many moons ago) with an art degree and then never picked up a brush again.
You are so talented when it comes to staging photos. Everything looks so lovely.