aaand again it's been a while! I have been so, so, so awfully busy ever since the university program started in September. I think I've never had to study that hard in my life before, I'm so exhausted. It's really interesting though, and that keeps me going.
Recently I felt drawn back to this blog here, and the art community in general. Thanks to you - yes you! :) Some of you have really encouraged me. So I would like to thank you who sent me messages and comments on Facebook, Instagram, etc. You really cheered me up and motivated me! ♥ I wish that being active in the art community again could be some creative balance to studying so much. That would be great.
It's only that I don't really now what to do now. :D
Most of the art I did in the meantime is pretty personal, and very sad sometimes, and I'm not sure if I want to share any of this. Also, I don't feel like digging up the past like that. Maybe it's better to have a fresh start, and create and share new art instead. ♪♫
Well except for one thing!
I want to show you this ACEO I made for my dear friend Nini! We decided on an art trade with ACEO cards and the topic was Cabin in the woods. I don't even remember when we set the trade, I think it must have been about a year ago! I painted it in May, just as my whole life turned into total chaos, and so I didn't send it right away; it unfortunately ended up in a box and stayed there for some months, forgotten. When I packed my things to move once more, I found it, and at least took it to Sweden with me. Some more weeks passed...
Two weeks ago I FINALLY got some furniture for my new place here (I had been sleeping on an air mattress since the end of August, seriously!) and when I put my art stuff in my new desk's drawers, I found it again. And I finally sent it - together with another one to make up for the delay, and it arrived safely in Slovenia and Nini liked it, yaay!. :)
I turned the cabin in the woods into a gingerbread house and made it a Hänsel & Gretel illustration.
She even made it her daily happy pic, that made me happy too. ♥ It encourages me that something I painted during my hard times is still bringing someone a little bit of joy.
I love ACEOs. They are small, so they are done really quickly, but not too small so that you can still do detail work. That's why I would like to take up making them again. It's so much fun to swap them, too!
Despite being so busy, I feel very inspired by my surroundings here, and all the new impressions every day. I would like to do some scenery studies like I did in Salzburg and share them here.
I would like to regularly submit to Illustration Friday again.
And because I want to thank my awesome art friends here, I think of some Give Away to happen soon. ^_^
So that's the plan.
I hope I'll manage!