Have you ever taken a hiatus from something only to find yourself returning to it with fresh eyes and a new perspective? That happened to me yesterday.
I logged onto my YouTube Channel and noticed that one of my three art videos was listed as a "featured" video. I'm still not totally clear what - if anything - that means, but I'd like to think it's something positive (humor me?). It has over 6,000 views, so I'm thinking that at the very least, it is sharing my art with a much bigger audience...and as scary as this is, a little dose of fear is healthy, right?
I created the YouTube account purely for experimentation purposes and I quickly realized that editing footage is SO not my thing. It is a tedious and seemingly endless project for which I have very little patience, unlike The Hubs, who does this fairly regularly for at least one aspect of his job. I do have to admit though...the end result (no matter how amateur) is still pretty gratifying to see.
Here is my first video from a few years ago; the editing is choppy and leaves a lot to be desired, but it is interesting for me to look back and see how much my art has evolved over time. And while my style and technique might be different today, mermaids are still one of my favorite subjects to paint!
I do a lot of visual "art journaling" in varying forms of mixed media and filmed a couple of these to give viewers an idea of what goes into an impromptu journal entry. Because the entry itself is fairly spontaneous, it is a much smaller project than editing footage of an original painting from start to finish...and I have to say that watching these kinda makes me wanna start filming again:
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I have the next 3 days off work and just want to spend it painting and creating and taking pictures and just being...crafty. That's not too much to ask, right? :)
Happy Aloha Friday, friends. Any fun plans for you this weekend?