Sunday, February 20, 2011

365 week TWO

another week of iphone photos! i'm only on week two and already, some days, it's hard to remember to take a photo of something! it'll probably get easier with time, right? practice makes perfect, and all that jazz. it's all about creating new habits. new creative habits.

check out the whole set and read what i had to say over at flickr in my 365 set.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

february 15

another day, another dollar. another drawing of me in my work grubs.
i can already see my drawings improving, and that is a very good thing.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

emotional landscapes

i find myself dressing in a lot of greys and browns in the winter. i guess it's part of my urban camouflage. i found that when i moved to vancouver (almost nine years ago, now!) i began to gravitate away from bright colours and toward a more muted palate. it encompassed everything from clothing, to decor, to my painting palate. it took me a while to understand that my new environment was indeed informing my choices.

80s pleat front slacks (yeah, i said slacks!): thrift store
linen blouse: thrift store
marc jacobs snap-front cardigan: thrift store
tie (worn as wonky ascot): thrift store
woven leather belt: thrift store
bass boots: etsy

february 13

i really love how a boring work outfit can be brought to new heights through the use of pen and paper, as opposed to my usual photographic self portraits (i'll save those for days where i'm wearing something fancier). plus you can't tell that my jeans are filthy-dirty or that i haven't washed my hair in five days!

although i have still drawn myself as a total schlub, so i suppose that the dirt is implied...

Monday, February 14, 2011

rainy days and mondays

i think i've got a little residual "lars von trier effect" going on today. i'm feeling rather angsty today, and i can't explain why. i tried to counter my gloomy mood with some cozy dress-up... but i fear that it just did not work. i just look like a sad girl in a winter dress. i suppose that the gloomy weather outside is not helping my case much. sigh. oh winter, i am so over you.

old danish ski sweater: thrift store
tweed dress: thrift store
linen blouse: thrift store
tights: e.g. smith
shoes: fluevog

february 12

after i uploaded this drawing, i realized that i did not have this shirt or this sweater in high school. i've had them since university... which kind of just felt like high school.

this was kind of a crappy day. here's a tip: never start your day with a lars von trier film. it will set the tone for the rest of the day and you will not be able to do anything but mope.

365 week ONE

i finished my first week of the 365 project.

i got an iphone back in december and i have downloaded a bunch of kooky photography apps for it. i thought it would be fun to do the 365 project only using my iphone. no fancy cameras for this gal. no sir! just me and my iphone... and my imagination.

every day i will be posting a new photo of questionable quality to my flickr 365-2011 set, complete with entertaining story! the stories make it all worthwhile, folks.

go check it out!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

february 11

about a year ago i stumbled across the what i wore today drawing pool on flickr, and thought: what a great idea! i am so going to do that!

well, better late than never, right? i'm really making a conscious effort to be a little more creative this year. let's face it. last year was the worst year for me in terms of creative output. i just sat around not making things all year long. just wasting away. twiddling my thumbs. doing nothing.

i literally haven't drawn anything in a year! i certainly haven't drawn a person in much, much longer than that. i know that this drawing looks nothing like me, and i'm okay with that. it's a start. i'm looking forward to drawing becoming easier and easier for me again. i'd like to get back some of the precision that i once had. i hope this isn't a long and frustrating road.

but, you know what they say: practice makes perfect.