It’s 3AM I Must Be Lonely

Dang – name that band 😛 And heads up, this isn’t a beauty entry – sad face. I have a peptic ulcer, I am predisposed to getting them apparently. I cannot pinpoint how or when I got the first ulcer but I have battled them for years and often it keeps me up at night. I have plenty to do during the day so that I don’t notice much but what do you do when that shit hits you at 2AM?! Sometimes I read, listen to music and sometimes I paint. I don’t know, it’s quiet, I am not very good at it and it helps to not have someone peeping over my shoulder and it distracts me. It is also soothing, even if I don’t sleep I still start the day feeling refreshed.

Like I said, I am not very good at it – I haven’t been doing it for very long and I hope to get better with practice. Also, many of these are bastardizations of famous works (or something I saw on Pinterest) but I had to start somewhere!poptimes2.jpg

I love pop art and in fact, have some very cool, real pieces in my apartment so of course I started here. Bold lines, punchy colours and very easy for a beginner to clumsily create. My nude lady cracks me up, I couldn’t for the life of me draw her breasts and she doesn’t have nipples 😀 I don’t know, that was my first pop art and I think I am going to redo it at some point and have another go at here feminine attributes. Also, good thing I don’t paint on my eyebrows because Holy Moses! I sketched these out with pencil and filled in with acrylics.

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This one isn’t done yet, I have a silhouette stencil of David Bowie that I am creating and will spray paint on with gold. This actually started as a splatter project and then I changed my mind. That is the cool thing about painting, if you start going one direction and change your mind then you can just paint over it.

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This one was merely convenience, I got a pack of canvas on sale from Michael’s and it had a mix of different shaped canvases that I tried to make work. Plus, I had a whole bag of sequins that I wanted to use. The bottom one I guess I would call pop art as well, just a fun one that hangs in my bedroom. Someone once told me that I should do I hate one in contrast, and I got the yin yang concept but then I was like:

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And decided against that 😛

That is how I spend my time when I cannot sleep – I think it is very relaxing and mostly easy as long as you aren’t overly critical. Plus, buying paint and canvas is almost as fun as makeup 😉

Thanks for stopping by ❤

 

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