Today I drew a monarch caterpillar. I’ve been wanting to draw one for a while because they’re visually very appealing to me. Also there’s that whole transformation thing. It’s an important week, it being our graduation and all. I’m excited and a little bit scared. I suppose by now we should be ready to hatchContinue reading “Monarch Caterpillar”
In order to graduate from the Escapist Mentorship Program, each Escapist needs to turn in a journal – a notebook John gave us each at the beginning of the year to record our experience in. I must say that in mine I mostly took notes during meetings with John and Ryan. Most of it wasContinue reading “The Journal”
Today I painted this painting of Hotel Cismigiu, one of my favorite buildings in Bucharest. I also hung my graduation exhibition show. I’m happy with how it turned out! Also, my cousin sent me this picture which he took of me while he was here.
So today I did the First Saturday Arts Market again and I was very stressed especially since I have to prepare my graduation exhibition and also was still tired from last night. But when I woke up I already knew it would be a great day. John had sent me a video of himself deliveringContinue reading “John Saves the Day”
Look at the little portrait I did of my dog. I love when she sits with her paws like that. Shows what a good dog she is! And to think that I barely got to spend time with her today! It was a fun day, but a busy busy one. I had my meetings withContinue reading “Busy Busy”
Here’s another piece inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana show. Not much else to report today. I had to drive to Beaumont and teach and I am tired.
It’s been a fabulous day! I got to paint with John. He’s taught me this technique I’ve wanted to learn for a very long time, which incorporates pictures into paintings and is so very cool. Also, I’m beginning to feel better about my paintings for the graduation gala. I am finally feeling like I haveContinue reading “Lovers in Paris”
One of my dearest former students is traveling through Europe. Yesterday she posted a picture of an ice cream she was eating in Venice, and I just had to paint it. With driving back and forth to Beaumont and having to lecture on slavery and the Civil War, my day was the opposite of eatingContinue reading “An Ice Cream in Venice”
Today I painted a Spanish breakfast of chocolate and churros. Then I took Lily, my Escapist sister, to Galveston so she could take pictures for our graduation exhibit. She needed to capture the sunset, because that’s when the light is best, but also other moments of the day as well. “Photographers are light chasers,” sheContinue reading “Light Chasers”
Today’s painting is a raven, inspired by yet another brilliant picture my friend @stephanirae_ published on Instagram. Perhaps some people think ravens are bad omens, but their symbolism is much more complex and positive. Ravens symbolize wisdom. They are seen in some cultures as oracles. They also can symbolize communication with our own shadow self,Continue reading “The Raven”