Monday, March 25, 2013
Vintage dress from the 70s (my mom made it when she was younger)
Steve Madden "Graanie" boots in "Stone"
Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss lip color "Crush"
I'm wearing my new favorite lipstick. I say that every single time I buy a new one. I guess that means I'm either easily satisfied or my taste in lip color keeps getting better ;) But this one is super cool. It has the moisture of a lipgloss but it comes in pencil form. And it's very saturated.
Two weeks ago (when these pictures were taken) I was under an immense amount of stress. I also started to feel really down. I rarely feel bad about myself or doubt myself and my work. I don't like to think negatively about myself (or anyone else for that matter) because it's not healthy.
Anyway, while I was feeling blue I was painting. The assignment called for a wild canine. I thought a wolf would be fun to paint. So I picked an Arctic Wolf. As I was painting this particular wolf species, something just clicked with what I learned. This amazing creature can endure a lot. Not only can it go weeks without food in sub zero temperatures, it can do it in absolute darkness...for months at a time. It lives in the coldest, most extreme temperatures. There are very few animals that can do that. It was then I realized how important it is to just keep going. Keep trying. And keep enduring.
A gray wolf wouldn't be able to endure what the Arctic wolf does. A Mexican wolf wouldn't be able to either. A maned wolf would surely die in these types of conditions. My point is that there are many different types of wolves in the world. But not all of them can endure persevere like the Arctic Wolf. Do you get where I'm going with this? When we feel weak, we need to be wolf-like. Meaning...we need to endure and push through the tough times. So that's what I mean by "be wolf-like."
And I told myself I wouldn't share my art here unless it pertained to fashion. But I was really inspired by this amazing creature that I had to share what I made. I know it's kind of hard to read the writing, but I'll upload a better quality to my website later.
Hope you enjoyed this post!