My Friday situation is good this week. I had a full week and it was good for my personal goals and my business goals.
I attended our local Greater Austin Black Chamber luncheon. The topic was The State of Black Business. I was able to re-connect with people and meet some new entrepreneurs. The rest of the week I did work on my business. I’m re-launching so I been working on sponsorships and just day to day operations. It ain’t easy!!!
But my fun was today. I use art as my self-care and this morning, I met a friend and we did our art projects. Believe it or not, my art is getting better. I have said it before, it does not look like three-year-old art :). It is so relaxing to sip on coffee, talk and let my creativity go wild. I am participating in the #WorldWatercolorMonth this month, so I was able to create some pieces for that.
I hope your week has been better. With all the continued tragedies around the country, to relax a bit and take care of myself and my mental space, art always does the job for me. I still pray for our country and people who are affected by the loss of their loved ones.What have you done for your self-care lately?
Have a great weekend see y’all next week.
#damitaslife #selfcare #artjourney #arttherapy #yearofart #worldwatercolormonth #relaxation
Be Creative Every Day!
I love art and I like looking at other artist work. Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a Art reception for Jane Cobb. She is a member of my Urban Sketchers group.
It was a nice reception showcasing her beautiful work. Jane featured her “colorful collage houses and more.” I enjoy the bright, vibrant colors she uses. She also does cute cards featuring pink pigs. They are so cute!
To learn more about Jane Cobb please visit her on Instagram @janecobb123. You will find her sketches on this pages. Thanks Jane for the invite. Janice Friesen (another Urban Sketcher member) and I enjoyed your work.
#art #reception #sketching #collage #janecobb #damitaslife @ujimamagazine
Be Creative Everyday
“T” is for Tattoo’s
I have always been a big fan of Tattoo’s. I admire the artistry and the visual beauty. I prefer the colorful ones because you can see them more. I also like them because of the stories that usually come with a person have one.
I admit my name is Damita and I want a tattoo! But the problem is I’m scared because I don’t like pain. I want a bright color sunflower placed on my left arm above my elbow. I can see it clearly. I’m getting older and worry it may not be a good look because I’ve waited to long.
I will keep it on my ‘want’ list but if I don’t get it done by my next birthday I will probably just admire everyone else’s.
Do you think there is an age limit to getting a tattoo? Is there something you want but fear keeps you from doing it?
#AtoZChallenge, @AprilA2Z, #tattoo, #damitaslife, #sunflowertattoo
Be Creative Everyday!
In October, I learned about painter’s tape art. It was fun and a new way to paint and use canvas. I have decided to graduate to canvas and not just work in notebooks. It is a big step for me but I gonna do it!
Our Creative Mingle group did several painter’s tape pieces and it was a blast. I want to thank Maria Gatling for hosting us last month. The music and the chatting helped to produce beautiful pieces of work.
Be Creative Everyday!
@Blog2014 -When I decided to make 2014 my year of art, it started because I found out about Zentangle through Instagram. I saw a post and followed the link and I was hooked from there. Zentangle is beautiful art pieces that you don’t have to think about it just happens as you make a stroke on your piece of paper.
If you want to find out more about Zentange, I recommend the the following website http://www.zentangle.com/. This website will give you the history and how to begin drawing your Zentangle Art. I will say it is very relaxing, and I can do it for hours. It allows my mind to be free.
Here are a few of my Zentangle pieces. Please follow me on instagram because I post a lot of my art there. My instragram name is Ujimamagazine1.
#zentangle, #yearofart, #2014blogathon, #art, #relaxation
I would like to know if you tried Zentangle and how you enjoyed it.
Art has taken over my life. When I decided to try art, I did not have any clue that I would want to do it all the time.. That can’t be, I have work to do. I find all my thoughts go straight to art and I want to sketch and paint most of the day. This has to change. But I thought I would share with you my art class this past Saturday at Jerry’s Artarama.
I have taken this class/demo before. What I like about the class is each time I come home with three new pieces of art. It is so fun and I feel very accomplished. I will share with you my latest pieces. I do need to work on the abstract a bit more and I will post when I have complete it.
If you enjoy art, what type of art do you prefer? Let me know.
Textured with Salt
Damita Miller-Shanklin, New Artist