Friday, November 20, 2015

Paint Party Friday & Getting Tubed

I was chatting with my babe Memphis who's home from university, we were talking about stress, I believe the more we multi-task, the more we take on, the more we need to unwind (I choose art as my de-stress 1st choice, vino a close second)... ANYWAY... with no time to 'unwind' due to lectures/tutorials major assignments/essay deadlines (now cosplay outfits to make)... she hadn't time to 'chill' as she normally would by immersing herself in a late night video game... she compared her situation of having to be 'on top of things' with a past Sims game she played as a teen... in Sims reality, things were fine, she had duplicated our family in this virtual reality program, then for some reason, she didn't play for a few weeks, came back & Big F (dad) had gone off one day and not returned, I had lost my job, and her sister Trinity had given birth to a vampire baby named Paulette... see mum, she said thoughtfully, things can spiral out of control pretty fast if you leave your post... 
Soo true... But let's take a few minutes off, because it's FRIDAY (woo-freakin-hoo) yes Paint Party Friday, & I although I don't have long to chat (as after our mother/daughter talk, I am now filled with dread that if I don't keep up with my heavy workload, I will one day be an abandoned unemployed grandmother with a vampire granddaughter severely adding to my stress levels)...
So for just a bit, let's chat art (although that future vampire grandchild is never far from my thoughts)...
I have just started a Youtube Channel... (insert polite applause here haha)... Many (many) years ago in New York, not only did I eat the BEST cherry pie in Soho (yes I'm a big Twin Peaks fan) absorb dumplings from 'the BEST' dumpling house in Chinatown (it said so on the chalkboard outside) I also got to ferry over to Liberty Island and stood in awe of the great BESTEST babe herself... Big F & I climbed right up into her head & looked out the windows in the crown, not the greatest for my claustrophobic tendencies but a memorable experience & breath-taking view... A prompt from Martha at Ayala Art (& 29 Faces) had me thinking about this, and how much the 'real' world has changed, it's not just virtual ones that can change so rapidly, so, I couldn't help but take up the challenge to draw/paint Liberty's face & if you want to check out my rookies attempt at capturing it on video please feel free (it goes for 3.5 minutes) ;)
















Also there is my first experiment in chaos & paint on my Youtube site... it goes 30 minutes, it is a bit well (dare I say) UN-PROFESSIONAL... but if you are doing nothing on the treadmill please give it a go, oh & I haven't figured out the 'How to Subscribe' do-hickies & thingies yet to attach to my posts, but yeah, love you to subscribe, if you want to & know how ;)















That's it fellow bloggers & PPF enthusiasts except one thing... a BIG thank you as always to the Paint Party Friday hosts Eva & Kristin! Now have the BEST weekend ya-all x




23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art, have fun with your you tube channel. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Lynn Richards said...

Your artwork is amazing. Love the colors on the Statue of Liberty.

sirkkis said...

Hi, I watched the video. Fabulous art piece. I love your another painting, too. Thank you for visiting my site.
Have a happy peaceful weekend ♥

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lady Liberty looks stricken and sad. Understandably so, in today's world. Best of luck with your YouTube channel!

Kate Robertson said...

Congrats on starting the channel. Lovely art.Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post.

kate

GlorV1 said...

Have fun on You Tube. I'll have to check it out. Love your pieces. Great work.

denthe said...

Yup, subscribed to your YouTube-channel :-) It's so wonderful to see you create, your portraits are so beautiful ...

Linda Kunsman said...

these are fabulous!! I don't know a thing about doing a you tube video or anything about it so kudos to you fro starting one!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Wow what wonderful faces, so expressive. Good luck with you tube.

Clare Lloyd said...

super art. good luck with youtube.

Christine said...

Beautiful work congrats on the channel and great you caught up with your daughter. Congrats too on the vampire lol.

Laney said...

Love your Lady Liberty! need to go in search of your Youtube channel . . .

Faye said...

I especially like Lady Liberty's beautiful face. Enjoyed the post. I have seen so much change in my lifetime, and a lot not for good.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Love your art and I SOOOOO ENJOYED YOUR VIDS!!!! I did subscribe. Thanks so much.

sheila 77 said...

Great to see you painting. I liked the background sounds in the first and the music in the second too. Both paintings are terrific, I especially liked the statue one because it was so different.
Enjoyed your writing in the first paragraph. Watch out for that vampire baby.

Sarah said...

I love the fearless, frank way you write and paint! Liberty is such a babe! Beautiful creations, as always!

Renee Dowling said...

I liked watching your process on YouTube. Liberty looks haunted over the recent events she has witnessed.

Great techniques.

NatureFootstep said...

Liberty's face was the one that really caught my eyes. Love it! A lot!

:)

greekwitch said...

You are such a talented artist!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm so glad that your darling girl is always there to remind you of the bits of life that we need to keep on top of. Especially because I'm rather greedy and LOVE to see new pieces by you. :-D

P.S. I hope that your virtual granddaughter doesn't sparkle.

Magic Love Crow said...

I am going to go check out your channel! You creative girl you! Love the new paintings! You are brilliant! You were in New York? Wow!

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, for some reason, I couldn't comment on your you tube videos? I just want to tell you, that I love you! I love that you are so real! OMG!! I was laughing my head off with your 30 minute video! Truly loved them both! Hugs :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Mom loved the videos too :)