Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nothing Else Matters

Recently I was lucky enough to spend some quality time with someone special and it's times like that that makes me think, nothing else matters at the end of the day when we still have each other. I know all that 'love' talk can be corny and awkward for some, but I love it. I love that I feel this way and that it's not going away. That it's making a pretty big impression on me, even if there are days where it can get so hard. I honestly don't know where it's all headed, but I'm not going to worry. Because that's just a waste of my energy (and I worry so much already!) So I'd rather invest my efforts into being happy with what I have now :) 


I'm back with another quick blog post about what I've been up to lately (^_^) trying to get back into blogging regularly, so I won't be so behind on things I have to post up! Things are still pretty hectic (don't think it'll slow down til mid year), but I'm doing my best to keep my cool and get things done, slowly but surely. Slowly but surely. 

The Self Portrait Project
I've recently finished the Self Portrait Project, which I signed up with the Art House Co Op (located in Brooklyn Art Library, New York) about a month ago or so. Finally got around to working on it the past few days and happy to say I'm ready to send it off tomorrow to be post marked before May 15th! I worked along side with Dragonboy on this project, so we made it so it was matching paintings (^___^) It was a very sweet and cute idea at first, but as we continued painting with that idea, we figured that it was just super corny (=____=) LOL but oh well, we stuck with it, and I added a little message for Art House Co Op to request if our paintings could be placed next to each other for corny sake :) Hope they will! <3 Here are a few photos of the progress:
I haven't painted with acrylic for a long while (before the Pop M'Art project as well >.<) and never have I ever done such a realistic painting on canvas too! Dragonboy hasn't since high school, so it was a really fun experience for us both, playing and mixing the limited colours we were working with :) After long hours of working and snacking, this is the result of both of our paintings...
Matching canvases, a little corny but I love it anyway :)

I'm quite happy with how mine turned out, though I'm not sure if I shaded up the skin colour right haha! I used a mix of acrylic and colour pencils to complete my piece :) And a lil fineliner for the eyes. I didn't realise how big I painted my eyes until Dragonboy pointed it out (=_=) oh well! I guess I also wanted to explore a different side of me as a self portrait piece, but looking at it now makes me happy regardless :) Glad I took part in this project, definitely looking forward to signing up for more projects with Art House Co Op in the future! 

Even though I'm still working a couple of other projects I signed up for already (>.<) haha more info soon in later blog posts! :) They're all due before end of April, so STRESS levels are rising haha. 


Okay, so now it's time for bed! I hope everyone's having a great week so far with this lovely hot weather we've been having lately! Even though I'm looking forward to the colder months, it's nice to have a few days were you can just wear a t-shirt and not worry about rain or being cold :) 

Keep smiling <3

Love, from Julie xox

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Jessie said...

julie!! your paintings are adorable! not at all corny in my opinion! hehe
also i totally get what you mean about getting into the habit of blogging regularly - i know its quiet difficult ><
hope you're resting up heaps and still taking care of yourself lovely!
jessie x
the weekend project.

julie's little world said...

hehe! naww! Jessie! thanks man (^___^) it's a lil odd showing people how corny I can get sometimes but whatever! haha :D and yes! things have just been so busy this year that blogging has become a lil trickier! but we're doing our best! and don't worry about me, still resting and taking care of myself amongst the busy-ness! :) hope you are too man!!! <3

Cathy said...

The final product looks amazing and such a cute concept. Its lovely to see the different painting styles you have ! x

julie's little world said...

Thanks Cathy! :) I'm pretty happy it turned out the way it did! and yes! painting with acrylics was a nice change to my usual style, definitely looking forward to painting with it more like back in the day :)

Mara Feliz Ente said...

Oh wow! You're painting is so awesome!! I wish I could learn to do something like that :) That's real talent right there :)

Kisses! xxx

Candypop said...

The canvas' look amazing Julie! Its sooo cute it makes me smile :) and Your quotes are always so inspiring !