Category: Art

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth

Feb. 26, 2019

Abstract pencil drawing
Abstract pencil drawing
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Felt like Monday

I’m not meant to get up early. You see, I’m not a good sleeper. I can get in bed and fall asleep without too much trouble, but I often wake up much too early. Sometimes I can go back to sleep, other times, not so much.

This year I have work meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays. One at 9 am, the other at 10. Are they trying to kill me? I think. that they are.

I was annoyed at the world today. The sky was gray. The air was cold. The pile of snow in my parking space made getting out of the car a little dangerous.

In the afternoon the document I was working on didn’t save properly, so I had to redo a half-hour’s worth of work. After I clocked out for the day I realized I forgot to do something. Oh well, it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Illustration of purple flower
Purple flower

I want to spend the day making things with the Assembley app.

Nested round shapes
Nested shapes

I shouldn’t have looked at Twitter yesterday. I should’t have looked again today.

I want chocolate, but I’m limiting my sugar intake to around 25 grams a day. Sometimes eating popcorn eases my craving for sweets. I might be too lazy to make popcorn.

The world’s a mess and I’m in a mood.

Cloudy skies are expected tomorrow.

Illustration of cloud and rain
Cloudy and raining

Finding a way

Taking time for fitness

For me, exercising as soon as I get home from work is the way to go. I can do something at home or go use the eqiupment at Planet Fitness. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I schedule the workout before my Copaxone injection. It’s a system that works. Even if I’m feeling a little fatigued or under-the-weather, I can at least get on the floor and do some stretching. I need to lose about 35 pounds and I plan to lose it the way I gained it, slowly. My eating habits are pretty good, but I’m not as active as I need to be. If I don’t make progress in the next couple of months, I’ll have the doctor check my thyroid function. I’m pretty sure it’s a lifestyle problem and not hormones.

In other food news

I got an Instant Pot for Christmas. Now I have to learn how to use it and find recipes that don’t call for 15 ingredients.

Art for sanity

I want to revisit art journaling this year. The book I’m altering is turning into an art journal. I had a thought that I could turn books into journals and sell them on Etsy.

I don’t like how messy the art journal process is. Things would be so much easier if I could quit my job and do art and jewelry full-time. That is something to put on the vision board. That’s another to-do!

I could focus more on digital art, but I like working with real objects. I want to add digital scrapbook paper and embellishments to my Etsy inventory. More to-dos!

Paint on a book page

Altered

I have admired altered books for several years. I tried my hand at it once, but I didn’t get far due to lack of knowledge and skill.

Last week I picked up the how-to book I bought umpteen years ago and learned that I don’t need a rocket science degree to get started altering a book.

Now I’m on my way. I hope to have a meaningful experience as I create something new from this old crime book.

Maybe I can make it a true crime themed piece. We’ll see what happens.

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Paint on book page

Paint on book page

Three years ago

I made this piece with the Art Set app three years ago.

Abstract digital painting
Abstract digital painting by Laura McCain Reed.

It’s funny how I like my art better once I’ve stepped away from it.

This one makes me think of outer space and a storm within the earth’s atmosphere coming together.

Space is only an illusion, isn’t it? The universe is really nonlocal. I’m ready to accept that paradigm. I’m ready for the frequency of my vibration to increase.