Monday, January 2, 2012

Gatekeeper 2012

My most recent drawing is called "GateKeeper". I like the idea that a woman holds the protection of her own heart. We are all protectors and coming from a woman who has spent most of her life single I'm looking for something special when it comes to a love. We are all gatekeepers to our souls and hearts, best not to let everyone in. I've been guilty of that in the past so for 2012 its time to be a more careful gatekeeper for whatever key master comes along. Sure that can be taken two ways. Sexual and not. I'm looking for a Dracula not a Jonathan Harker. For a Snape not a James Potter.
I've over heard a ton of people say that 2011 was a horrible year. I could look at it that way but I feel like I've learned a lot. I've felt a love for my art that I didn't think would happen and so I am grateful for 2011.

I rang in the year watching gary oldman play a marvelous spy in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" which I enjoyed. I had a chocolate shake and a hamburger at mels and saw a movie. I saw "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" with my mom when she came up on thursday. I didn't expect to like it, but I'm sucker for a bad ass girl. I'd love to draw Lisbeth Salander, she is amazingly tough but inside there is a vulnerability. My art is the opposite, feminine looking girls with a toughness inside. The gatekeeper is that to me. She is all sweetness and softness but shes not going to make it easy to get near that dangling thread, shes in control.
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe new year.
One of my resolutions is to read more. Another is to get back into pilates 4 times a week. What are yours?

now a picture of me making a silly face. HAPPY NEW YEAR!