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SelfLove365: Release, Curiosity, & Paradox

SelfLove365, Year 3, Day 77: Release

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SelfLove365, Year 3, Day 78: Curiosity

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SelfLove365, Year 3, Day 79: Paradox

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SelfLove365, Year 3, Day 75 & 76

SelfLove365, Year 3, Day 75: Human After All

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SelfLove365, Year 3, Day 76: Abundance

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Welcome

Another pussy painting…
“Welcome”
4.5″ x 6″
Available for purchase.

Scan 14

Painting Auction: Loved

"Loved", 4" x 6"

“Loved”, 4″ x 6″

I painted live on Periscope today, which was great fun – I really enjoyed interacting with others while creating! You can watch all of my broadcasts here.

I will be selling this painting by Karma Auction. Details are below!

Send an email to magknit[at]telus.net telling me:

1. What you have done to take care of yourself this week.

2. The amount you wish to offer for the painting (minimum $40).

Some things I would like you to know:

  • you have until midnight MST tomorrow, August 26, to send me the e-mail
  • I sell other paintings of this size for $100
  • shipping is included

Once I choose who will receive the painting, I will contact you with details about payment methods.

Much love,
Bel
xo

I am Safe

Scan 10

“I am Safe”, 4″ x 6″, $100

There is a belief I have: even when I feel safe, it is temporary, and I am not actually safe. Maybe that doesn’t really matter, because I also believe that where I am is where I am supposed to be. What I am feeling now is what I am meant to feel. So maybe safety is irrelevant. Sometimes I yearn to feel safe, and sometimes I don’t. What does safety mean to you?

Contact me to purchase.

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Studio Tuesday!

 I finished this painting last night! It sold last week before I had a chance to finish it. Gotta love when that happens! 

 The Pussy Series! 

I loved working on these little watercolour paintings and limiting myself to one colour for each. Still managed to get a rainbow in, though! 

4.5″ x 6″ each

$30 each or $300 for the set. Contact me to purchase. 

Uptight Chains

The next spread in my Sketchbook Project, Limited Edition. I really like the chains, and I totally meant to do more in this book, but it just didn’t happen. As for the doodling comment, I was definitely fighting my gremlin that day. I would really like to develop some new doodling patterns, designs, techniques, etc. I guess the only way for that to happen is to keep drawing and hope that some pop out.

Two more sleeps until I leave for the Makerie! I can’t wait. I will be posting about it when I return!

Art Exchange

This is my entry for the Arthouse Co-op’s recent project, the 4×6 Exchange 2! There are 10 days left to sign up, and it’s free to join (apart from the postage you will pay). I’m looking forward to getting something in the mail. Truth be told, that’s really why I joined – I want mail!

And yes, I know this looks like sperm. I’ve been told. I decided to use one of my unfinished paintings from last year for this project because, well, I’m lazy.

Painted Apparel

New for me today: I was inspired by my clothing. I am usually inspired by my cousins, the Beckermans – the clothes they wear are gorgeous, the combinations are wonderful, and the creativity they show is mind-blowing. But me, I’m a stay-at-home mom, no need for heels and Gucci. So for me to be inspired by my own clothes is pretty rare!

I love this holey kensie top – it’s so retro 80’s! I still have a tank with holes from the early 80’s that my Grandma bought me in Paris. The cowl is a gift from my mega-talented mother.

Anyway, I took this wardrobe and turned it into a watercolor painting. Let me know what you think!

Painting for me.

Lately I’ve been painting safe. Painting for others. Painting what I think other people want to see. What evidence do I have that staying safe will actually help me? None, actually. What evidence do I have that taking a risk will benefit me? Surprisingly, there is some; the paintings that people respond to the most, are the ones that I have painted from my heart, rather than my head. They are the ones that piss me off, make me angry, and the ones that I dislike the most. But they are also the ones that people respond to, and the ones that people want to buy. I guess it makes sense; if I’m feeling something as I paint, you’ll feel something when you look.

This is my goal now – to paint more from my body, less from my head. Paint what I like, not what I think others will like. It sounds so simple, but sometimes it isn’t easy. Using watercolors forces me to accept what is happening – they are harder to control than acrylics. I’m going to start playing more, and accepting more and using more watercolors. Oh, and dancing before I paint, to help me get out of my head.

After taking the intuitive painting workshop with Michele Cassou, I thought that I had to keep this kind of painting separate from my “work painting”. Now I am not so sure. This is all an experiment. I’ll let you know how it goes!