Sunday, April 10, 2011

STAR OBSESSION...and Sunday Sketches

The past few weeks have been so busy, and I don't see that changing much for the next several weeks.  Work is hopping and my son's wedding is fast approaching... so many things to do!
I have added to my star power this week... this was truly a challenge for me.  I have NO patience and yet feel a strong need for some NOW!!!  I seriously do have 2 MUST projects that I continue to stare at...I realize I must approach them calmly and with a plan... not my normal hap-hazard way.  In an effort to somewhat slow myself down and instill some discipline I did a journal page that required focus!!!
starflies...skypilots of the universe
I kept my journal with me and took it everywhere I went.  I would dig it out and pencil in a few more stars...color a few more stars with my NEW sharpie markers my husband gave me... then draw some more until the page was full.  I have decided that my little "starflies" are my new reminders of continuing to reach and climb toward improvement!  They are my skypilots of the universe!!!  This exercise qualifies for the Sketchbook Challenge this month too... theme branching out.... or out on a limb - either way - this was way outside my comfort zone to do.  Sounds silly but I had a very hard time finishing it... it is like me trying to do yoga - slow... it required that I stay INSIDE THE LINES!  I have also gotten out some of my art books, time to study before tackling my projects.  I shall paint a larger Starfly this week to post on my art table as my inspiration to REACH!
Thanks for visiting - be sure to check out all the wonderful art on Sunday Sketches...  thanks to Sophia our wonderful host.  Also, Sketchbook Challenge there are some GREAT interpretations of OUT ON A LIMB.

cheers, dana
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all work on this site is copyright 2011 dana strickland, sinderella-studio.blogspot.com

21 comments:

Marlene said...

Great art and great inspiration work. I think it would have been a wonderful exercise in patience for me to do that. I should do something similar to practice patience and slowing down.

Heather said...

i love your starflies...and i like the thought of them as little reminders to reach great heights!
enjoy your day!

Sophia said...

I am LOVING your star power....shine some of that my way, won't you?! :D hee Very nice job. Happy SS!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wowwee - that's a lot of stars! What a fabulous reminder too :)

Shine on, Dana!

xo
Kristin

Incipient Wings said...

hi dana
this is so cool....i love what it represents. at first i thought you used a star stamp..they look great!

lissa said...

I, too sometimes lack the patience but somehow manage to get something done.

sweet star drawing, motivating to see them

have a great day.

Julia Christie said...

what a great concept and your stars are very beautiful! What a great way to cultivate patience too! I learn so much from my bloggy friends!

Smiles

WrightStuff said...

This has a real impact. Great piece - full of sparkles.

Melisa said...

Look at all those stars! They make a great page. I'm not sure I'd have the patience, myself. Something I should work on, too. Sometimes I am just in too big a hurry to finish.

Ann said...

you did reach for the stars!!..and grabbed some too!! lovely piece.and so inspirational!! i really love this!

Pop Art Minis said...

Great stuff...STARS rock! Wonderful as reminders FUN!

Missy said...

I really like this! Lovin all the stars and the cute little star flies!

Helen said...

Loving the stars and such patience to do them all too!

Christine said...

I really like this piece, it's very creative and uplifting.

Deanna said...

Oooh Dana, I'm the same way! I have no patience, which is funny because most non artistic people always tell me I have so much patience, not! I want instant satisfaction and hate when something takes more than a few hours to complete. lol. I have done some large pieces, such as afghans or seed bead jewelry that takes days to months but it's not because I have patience, it's because I have determination.

Glad that you stuck with it and completed it!

Teri C said...

Great way to keep practicing. Looks great!

Fallingladies said...

tgis is a great excersize, pretty and purposeful... I could use the same. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I loved reading this post and seeing the great work you are pushing yourself to do. I can relate on the must do/want to front and being overwhelmed with all the need to do stuff. I will carry with me know this image of you hanging onto all of these 'star power' dreams and remind myself that I can reach for mine too even if in tiny little steps. Thank you for that.

Catherine... said...

Good luck with everything... I really like your stars...

dthaase said...

this is wonderful - great art!

Jehanne said...

this is rally super and there are definitely a lot of stars out there. You did a fantastic job and I am glad you stuck with for it really paid off.

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