Saturday, April 27, 2013

Getting back into drawing

So, Thursday night I tried to do some drawing. I used to know how to draw faces and I've even painted several (but used much different techniques than what Kat teaches - Kat's techniques look waaaayyyy better! :) ). Anyway, I couldn't get into the rhythm of it and felt like I lost all of my ability to draw so I felt very discouraged.

While watching Kat's live demo yesterday, I drew right along with her and it felt sooooo good to draw again! I'm not totally thrilled with how the face I drew came out, but I'm going to be kind to myself and remember that it was the first 3/4 face view I ever drew and later today (it's 2 in the morning here now!), I'm going to be brave and post the drawing I did (even though I don't love it) and I'm going to list three things I do like about it. 

See you all later today. Hope you all have a wonderful night's rest and that you'll get to draw and paint to your heart's content this weekend. :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Back procedure today

I'm going for an out-patient back procedure this morning. I'm hoping it goes exceedingly well, and all this pain will go away! And I'm hoping I feel well enough this afternoon to do some drawings. This art class with Kat McBride is awesome! I am so impressed with the drawings that my classmates are doing. :)

Wish me luck! Oh, and all prayers and good thoughts are appreciated. :)

~ Kim xoxo

Monday, April 22, 2013

Starting an awesome art class today

I am so excited!!! Today I am starting Kat McBride's year-long class - Let's Draw and Paint! Gorgeous Girls

One of the things that has been holding me back from consistently painting is my frustration with not having the "technical skill" to paint what I see in my head. Kat is a classically trained painter and has simplified what she learned in art school to teach us how to paint like the masters with step-by-step tutorials and videos. 

I woke up at 2:30 this morning with a migraine and checked my email to see if I had gotten access to the private classroom or the Facebook group. I was so happy and excited to see that I had been approved for the Facebook group and got my class supply list and detailed description of what this first 5-week session is going to cover that I couldn't go back to sleep. 

I can't wait to go to Michaels this morning to get my art supplies and get started! I will be sharing all my class work here on my blog. So stay tuned for lots and lots of art to be posted. :)

It's 5:00 a.m. now and I'm finally feeling a bit sleepy. Off to try to get a couple more hours sleep so I'll have plenty of energy to draw and paint to my heart's content. 

Say goodnight, Gracie.

Good night, Gracie.

Kim ~ xoxo

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Soul Searching . . . Yay, I'm back! :)

I've been doing a LOT of soul searching for the past couple of months. I've decided to keep this blog rather than the Creating Bliss Studios blog. Yes, my goal is to create a blissful life, but, for me, my bliss is very much tied into expressing my creativity. So, after much thought, I've decided the proper title for my blog is Creative Bliss Studios. :)

I am really excited about some of the creative ideas I have been thinking about since I last wrote! I'll tell you more about them soon.