Thursday, February 17, 2011

Teapot 2

I was super spent after getting home at about 2am on Tuesday morning. I was spending time singing in worship to the LORD with some friends of mine.

However, I knew that I needed to get some more done on this project, and below is where I have gotten so far. In the last post I did some outlining of the design. This go round, I painted the outline, and mapped out some other embellishments to add to make the pot more interesting, all of which I will show in the next post.

Phase 2: The painting of the outline
In the next post, you will see the embellishments that I came up with to add. Until then, have a blessed day!!
Pearls of Wisdom:
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence." ~Author Unknown
Be blessed!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


The teapot that I spoke of last week is coming along quite well.

Last week I got the chance to outline my design on the teapot and started to paint the design. The design that I decided to go with is a modified paisley. It doesn't look so paisley at the moment, but by the time I finish putting on the smaller details it will.

The gold color that I decided to use is proving to be a great color. It is looking like it will pop off of the purple quite well.

Stage I: Outlining the design

I will be posting again quite soon to keep you updated! Until then, have a great day!!!

Pearls of Wisdom:
"Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." ~Thomas Carlyle

Be blessed!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cleaning House

Last week, I took the time to clean some necessary house!!! I don't really like to admit this, but I hadn't been in my studio for like 6 months prior to last week. I go through spells where I feel like I just need to spend time working at my work desk in my room. And when I do this, my studio gets totally neglected.

So last week I started the massive cleaning, which included spiderwebs, and lots of dead cricket parts. It wasn't really something that I wanted to do off hand. I tend to do almost all of my painting (especially larger projects) in my studio. Since I have been asked to do a project that will take place later this month, I was forced to get in the groove and get in the studio. Once I get into the swing of things, I really enjoy being there. I actually look forward to being there.

The project that I have been asked to do is for a tea for a Co-Pastor of a church in Harrisburg. My aunt commissioned me to paint a teapot, but gave me free reign as to the design. I decided to use colors that signify royalty (purple and gold) for the pot and a blue-grey background color.

Here is what I have come up with so far. I will be doing the design tonight and hopefully finishing this piece come the end of the week.

The beginning of what may be an elaborate pot

Stay tuned to see the final outcome. I may be doing a bit more posting this week in order for you all to see the progress of the project. Caio until next time!!!

Pearls of Wisdom:
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Be blessed!