A Glimpse Into My Sketchbook

Wow, what is blogging? I can hardly remember since I haven't done it at ALL lately. 
Really all I have done lately is make art and hung out in the city. April has been a pretty good month for me so far. I started playing around with the app Sktchy (if you're into art and you aren't on there, you're missing out!) and it's surprising how much it has pushed me art-wise to do things I wouldn't normally do. 

If you're not familiar with it, Sktchy is an app where anyone can post pictures of themselves, and other people can draw/paint/recreate them with art supplies. It's basically a place to go to find art inspiration, and also to discover other artists. Once I week (I'm pretty sure it's once I week, but that may be wrong) the app announces a new theme. This weeks was 'Aha,' so it was supposed to contain a hidden image or illusion or something. If you participate in the theme, Sktchy may pick your art to b featured, so everyone who is on there will see it. Mine have been picked twice. Anyway, it's just a fun, artistic outlet, and it also pushes your art skills.

So here are some of the things I have done for Sktchy, and a few I've just done for fun. 

This one (above) was picked to be featured. The theme at the time was 'Poetic'. 

This is a painting I did inspired by Kim Gordon, who's my recentest obsession. I'm reading her book Girl in A Band and I've been listening to Sonic Youth a lot as well.

Above is one of my favorites that I have done for Sktchy.

pretty much where I have spent most of my time-aside from at school-lately.

Hopefully you've enjoyed this virtual peek into my sketchbooks. All of this work is super recent, and I have started playing with gauche and colored pencils more. 


Escape From Reality

Sleeping In the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

-Mary Oliver

I did an eleven strand braid in Syl's hair. 

I wanted to caption some of these photos, but I decided that they spoke for themselves, and left them alone.

Last weekend my family and another family that we are very close with but lives far from us met at a cabin to stay for a few days. There was no wifi in the cabin at all, and to get wifi we had to walk up the road a little bit to the main lodge. At first I was expecting to have a hard time with that, surviving without it 24/7, but it was surprising how little I missed being on my phone all the time, and eventually I hardly thought about it. While we were there, my friend Syl and I took advantage of the beautiful woods around the cabin. It was so peaceful, and being in the woods there made me feel like a fairy or something. The moss was so abundant, and there were trees everywhere. I guess living in the suburbs made me appreciate nature a lot more.