Poet's Muse

A visually stunning film that I love dearly is Sergei Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates. It is an abstract, almost non-verbal film about the famous Armenian troubadour and poet, Sayat- Nova. Even if someone isn't familiar with Sayat-Nova or Armenia and its culture, at the very least, this film is a visual treat.

Parajanov's film inspired me to paint this watercolor piece of the Poet's Muse. I am going to have prints available of this and some other of my paintings soon <3

Check out this link for the movie.

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I started working on a new piece that I've had in mind for quite a while but I finally thought it was time to get it going. I'm using my new Wacom Intuous Pro tablet and it's so cool. For the last 12 years, I've used my super old Wacom tablet (the Graphire 3 - which I still love! We've been through so much together) but the Intuous Pro is just amazing. 

The idea of what I want this painting to be is so fun and awesome in my head. I get a little nervous about not being able to execute it the way I imagine it. But I'm still gonna try. The point here is to get better~


Red Ladies

I'm experimenting with red ink. I'm not sure if you're supposed to, but I've been mixing the ink with water to dilute it. Seems to be working~ I've been listening to Tim Ferriss' podcasts while painting and last night I started watching Daredevil on Netflix and I've been trying to watch but I keep forgetting about my work during the suspenseful parts so I better just stick to the podcasts for now. 

The Beginning of July

I've had a very lovely July, so far. I've had the chance to take things slow, be alone, and self-reflect. I started baking again. I used to bake a lot when I was younger which was cool, but then lately I got trapped in the mindset that it was too much of a hassle because of all sorts of reasons. But it really isn't. I was being lazy and I finally admitted it to myself, which made me feel better.

Sometimes we know what we need to do to help ourselves but we're not there emotionally and so change doesn't happen - because we aren't ready. When I'm able to admit it to myself, I know I'm ready to make it happen.