Taking a break from my regularly scheduled program to work on a project which I happened to discover browsing social media. There’s an open call for new and emerging artists in my country; so after hesitating on it for what felt like hours, I decided, the most they could say was no right?
With that said and done, I had a long week off work coming up (this week) and saw all of this as serendipitous. Of course everything falls into place when you’re trying to pursue your passion right? Right?
So anyways, the call allowed 3 – 5 pieces from local artists with the deadline of June 11th. My initial schedule proved to be rather ambitious as I spent my first weekend feeling uninspired and pressured to do something I wasn’t in the mood to undertake. So Netflix won that weekend and then my idea for my first piece hit me on Monday; fauna native to my country!
My Facebook page has some video of the work in progress on this Scarlet Macaw I decided to paint and let me tell you filming deserves another blog post of its own! Altogether, I painted it over the course of 2 days and while animals and birds aren’t my focus, this was actually a nice break!
So one piece down, 2 – 4 more to go! I already started on my second, so stay tuned for more on my progress with my next one. Hope you like!