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Art and feelings - hospital art

If you are saying that art doesn't wake any kind of feelings in you, you need to stop at next time and actually give a second to look at it. Art can be powerful tool and mood effective. I'm talking now specially about art in hospitals and other public places. In this context, art can be anything from actual painting or photography, to color of walls or pattern of ceiling. I'm always focused the patterns of air conditioner's grids. It sounds so small detail, but every hospital room has it and after laying somewhere hours, you'll start to notice details on roof.

I've got my dear share of hospital time. Time in waiting rooms, doctors offices, examination rooms, wards... There is usually one common thing. Something on walls, that is meant to make place to look nicer, warmer, more comfortable... Sometimes even more home like. It can be anything from doctor's kid's or kid patients drawings to abstract professional photographer's ink test like photos. Eith…
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Working with a giant project

I've been busy and it's easy to see from, how often I've been writing lately. Anyways in beginning I promised for myself, that keeping the blog isn't going to be something, that I let to stress myself. I'm using all my time and energy for the work, what I'm doing right now. I don't want to tell more about it now, but for this post's sake, I need to tell, that I'm working with Photoshop and using hundreds of hours for this.

The biggest challenge for me is, that I don't remember to take a breaks. Somehow drawing with computer, doesn't feel same way working, then sewing or painting. I easily forget to drink or eat. Suddenly I notice,  that I've been drawing four hours and haven't moved at all. In long run, this is really stupid and I'm trying to focus specifically to this. Currently I'm "watching" Netflix while working. More like I have it open and I'm listening and time to time looking what is happening. My idea f…

Me - a artist?

I've been called as artist time to time, and it feels always good. Somehow it's something, that is hard to say for me about myself. So, what or who is a artist? The Oxford dictionary tells that a artist is, "a person who practises or performs any of the creative art, such as sculpting, film-maker, or dance. A person skilled with at a particular task or occupation. A person who habitually practises a specified reprehensible activity." 
Does that fit with me? I do creative art. Even with more styles, then I might should do, to be amazing with one style, but I just love to test new things and styles. "Skilled with at a particular task or occupation." For me this is for sure, my miniature dresses. I don't know anyone else, who is able to do same, then I do. I know there is skilled people, who could be doing the same, but this is really specific style and needs more time and patience, then many people has. So, for  that is my the strongest skill. I fit in t…

My fun sick life with the dog

So, I have a dog. I got him about ten years ago. I never used to think that, I would be a pet owner. It was something, that I thought to be just for others. I've always loved animals, but my family never had any. When the idea became, I started to study. I read every possible dog book and talked with everyone I knew, that had pets. Every book said, that you shouldn't take the shy one, but when I saw the litter, I was ready to forget every advise. When I walked in, one puppy was interested about me, others were running around and playing. This shy and small one came to me and put his tiny head onto my shoe. He was so small, that his jaw was barely, on high enough to lean on my winter boot. He just stand and looked me. It was love for first sigh!

At the time I had better situation with my health, but in first year the situation started to change fast. The shy puppy wasn't shy anymore and had filled with energy. My energy was getting down. I was so lucky that my family was ab…

How I get my ideas?

Fast answer to how I get my ideas is; I don't have any idea! I've been thinking this a lot in last weeks, when so many people have asked it. I can name view things, what I do when I don't have ideas. I have so much ideas in my head, that I'm just trying to write those down, because I don't have time for them.

Still I find myself time to time with problem, what to do. Usually those situations are, when I have to do something specific. Something from certain theme or person. It doesn't fit with my normal thinking proses. Normally I start from the idea and later find the purpose of the work. Then I get a lot done. When I have limits with what I'm doing, I have to think more. In this situation my first tip is helpful. Because I've written down time my ideas so long, I can start from looking those. Maybe I thought about this in past, but I just can't remember it now. Or maybe there is something else, that will lead my thoughts to what I should do now.

Wh…

My fun sick life - what a headache

When I was 15 years old I started to get hard headaches. I don't remember that I'd had that much headaches before that year. Mostly just with flu or allergies. I was often on school nurse's extra room resting in dark, when it started suddenly. Somehow doctor's thought that it was somehow abnormal. Not tension headache or migraine. At that spring I end up to get really sick and slept almost three days. I woke up just to toilet and drank something while walking back to bed. On that third day I was admitted to hospital. It was kids ward! Age limit was just view months away and I was there with 2-5 year old kids. There was extra space, so I got my own room.

It was my first time staying in hospital longer then a day. Before that I always were able to go back to home for nights. I was way too nervous about it, then I should have been. I just watched all days Disney movies and went time to time to different examinations. I had brain MRI, they checked my heart and blood circul…

My fun sick life - what people are afraid to ask

People are often afraid to ask certain things. On general level with everyone, but even more if you are different in anyways. Sometimes it goes to level, where they are nervous even to talk with you. It's easier just walk past over. Most kids doesn't have that scare in them. They are naturally curios and aren't worrying, what the person might think about them after asking something. It's more like social norm, how we learn to act. One time I was at town and about 3-4 years old girl came to me, put her hand for my leg and tried to climb to my lap. His father was view steps away and was terrified. He pick her up and told to her, that she shouldn't bother me. He didn't look me at all or said anything. He just took her off and walked away. What I was thinking when she came to me was, how cute she and the situation was. I didn't mind. Only thing about that situation that I didn't liked, was the fathers behavior. Of course there is things to consider in situ…

My fun sick life: as artist

I'm challenging myself and doing half done works at this month. Yes, I have easily 30 half finished works! How that is possible? I have always multiple works on going, because I need to change what I'm doing, based of how I feel and what my body lets me to do.  Not only that, will it let me to work at all. I can basically do anything related to arts, but how much and how often is the question. That's why I didn't believe, that I can finish Inktober, and was so suprised, when I actually got it done.

Most challenging thing for my back is painting with easel. Painting is little bit easier, if I'm working on table and I have something to lean on, but it takes a lot from me to keep holding my hands in the air. And anyways painting with easel is much more fun, so I often do it at summers, when I'm usually doing better. My top skill and actual thing I've done for living, sewing miniature dresses, needs a lot focusing and accuracy. I also need a flat surface for it…

Posting photos daily - how I feel about it

I've been posting my works in Twitter daily now 36 days. I have new views about this, then before I started Inktober. Before I was thinking so carefully, about what I'm showing to world. Does everything has to be perfect was literally for remind myself, to remember not to take art always as seriously. I posted with that post my random sketches. Well now I feel, that I'm posting random sketches at everyday! It's good to show the down sides and imperfections time to time, but as content creator, it's not the best to send too much of those. It should be more about things you love to do and see. I keep looking other creators and feel that I'm so much worse then they are with something. I think we all keep forgetting that someone might been practicing something even decades. I'm not going to be as talented  in a year with Photoshop, then someone who went to schools for things like that and does it everyday for living. Thankfully it's not just how good you ar…

Creative Every Day - What Creativity is?

I did something, what I didn't believed that I can do. I finished the Inktober! I didn't missed even a day, even I once posted like 30 minutes late, I count it as success. I actually loved it and feelings after posting the last photo where a lot. It was mix of relief, glad and emptiness. I was so happy, when I got it done, but at the same time I didn't want it to end. I actually draw even more then I posted in last month! I started to search view days ago, what kind of challenges are on online for November. I found view possibilities. 30 characters in 30 days, made me to think about my bears and doing whole family of them. Maybe even whole village! But what I found next was, Art every day month. I read about it more and liked the idea. Basically working same then Inktober. Then I saw that the same site has also Creative every day challenge. The Blogger Leah Piken Kolidas says; "Creativity is meant in the broadest sense, so it doesn't have to be something art rela…