Hi everyone... hope y'all are having a wonderful week. Mine has been full of creativity.... projects, gifts, art challenges. I'm loving it. Awhile back I came across this wonderful tutorial by Lost Wax YOUTUBE . It provided me inspiration for the background technique I used on this project.
One of the challenge blog's I'm joining in with this week is SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk which their theme is Steampunk Stories. My title on my piece says it all for me. A few years ago I lost my house, marriage and job all within the same year or so. My one and only daughter recently moved to New York and I'm in California. So many changes have taken place in my life. I tend to be a happy go lucky optimistic person, but I definitely have had struggles this last year with all the changes. If it weren't for ART, not sure what I would do. I'm fortunate that I have a room dedicated to my craft so I can go in there any time of day and play. It releases anxiety, depression, the thoughts of loneliness. Keeping my hands busy is so theraputic. I am very thankful for ART.
I encourage you to do something creative EVERY DAY...whether it's cooking, gardening, sewing, crafting.. it will help release those endorphins into your body to help you relieve stress from the everyday life. Hope you enjoy my canvas. Have a beautiful week, and keep smiling :-) And stop by some of the challenges below for some wonderful inspiration to get those creative juices going. I am entereing this piece in the following challenges:
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.