Monday, October 13, 2014

This And That

 Pray For Ukraine -
I had the opportunity to create this sketch of Ukraine's coat of arms and flag in the effort to raise awareness for the unrest happening there.

Pipe Tamper -
This is a pipe tamper I handcrafted for someone. I made it out of diamond willow with my pocket knife, sanded it and wood burned his initials onto it. Then I gave it a few rubs in olive oil.
Plane Print -
I've been selling prints of this plane painting recently. This one is a print that I framed and gave to my newly-wed sister and her husband as a wedding gift.

I'm currently working on another painting - which has been a nice break from the last painting I did - its turning out well and pretty stress free. I'm filming the whole process in hopes that I can make it into a video with the speed enhanced. That way you can see me crank out a 20-30 hour painting in (hopefully) 10 min. I'm supper excited to share it with you all.
God bless,
-Elizabeth Joy

Monday, October 6, 2014

Finished at last.

Hello blogging world!
I have been putting this post off for far to long, but here it is. Finally.
If you remember I talked about this painting in several of my posts in the past. It has become the most challenging painting I've done yet, coming entirely from my head without ANY reference. I can't even tell you how many hours were spent on it...I wouldn't be at all surprised if I found it to be 100 hours or more. :P
This painting has seen the worst and the best in me. I've cried over it, I've prayed over it, I've yelled at it, and I've rejoiced in it.
The feeling of accomplishment that I felt afterward and the smile on the face of the one I gave it to was well worth it all, however.
I would probably do it again.
Out of everything I've created with my fingers, this product feels the most like a part of me. After all, I did cry sweat and tears over it, I'm sure some of those bodily fluids mixed in with the paint. :)
It was a very experiential project. I'm sure I didn't walk away without some good learning experience tucked away.
-Elizabeth Joy