Friday, July 29, 2011

Starting a Blog

This is a response to Leelee Ramsey's comment to me on Facebook.

"Jasmin I've also been interested in starting a blog :)
Any advice?"

Leelee, just Do it! But really, start with picking a provider. I like google's blogger that's what I have) as I have a gmaail account and it's linked to that, so
it makes it easy for me to use and I'm used to a lot of their formatting. I also like that I can see who is following me if they also have a blog on blogger.
I know other folks who like Wordpress, they say it's easy to convert their
blogs into a website.

What are you planning to blog about? Plan days and times to post regularly so you can build your following. Folks are so used to me posting in Facebook that I have to post other things that people will interest them in checking here.

It's taken me a while to get in the habit of posting and checking my comments

(I have it set for me to approve them) and this month I've made 7 posts, which
is pretty good and I still have a few more days this month to get in a few more!

I'm looking forward to reading and seeing your blog, Have fun!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Collection of Hearts - Work in Progress

This is A Collection of Hearts (working title, as I may change it and give this one to another piece.)Color pencil on paper. I've thought about this imagery for a while and finally put it down on paper last night. Stay tuned for the completion!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lightning Bolts Along the Blue

Lightning Bolts Along the Blue

Color pencil on paper


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

How I Title My Artwork

This post is to answer jewelry artist Traci Lilly's (of Imani Jewelry, ) comment on my Facebook page "where do u come up w/these titles? i love the title as much as the paintings...looking forward to tomorrows :)"

Thanks for asking Traci! To title my art, I look at and feel my paintings / drawings / jewelry & sculptures to see what they convey and have to say. Sometimes it's as easy as just referring to the main colors, shapes and imagery along with sequential numbering in a series, i.e: Red, Orange, Yellow & Green 4 Square # 1 , #2 etc. There are other paintings that I give a certain title because I see a particular image within the abstract formation, as in "The Red Talked to Me", where I see a small shape that looks like an open mouth.

Sometimes I can title them right away and other times I have to let them marinate for a while. I've just started using titles that are questions and adding exclamation points. At first I wasn't sure about using the question mark, but nothing else felt right, so I went with it!

I am also working on a series of one of a kind books on various substrates that I titled before I started assembling them!

As well, I now quickly jot down titles that catch my mind and ear as I go through my day and will create the paintings for them in the future. These can be sayings , a phrase and/or a part of a conversation I have with someone or one I overhear. I am still learning and working to refine this process as I grow.

Red, Orange, Yellow & Green 4 Square # 1

Acrylic on board

24"x 24"

The Red Talked to Me

Acrylic & mixed-media on canvas

24"x 18"

Spiraling into the Gold

Acrylic & paper on canvas

24"x 18"

Friday, July 1, 2011