Sunday, December 14, 2014

Small Format Art Journal #1 Flip




A quick flip of this art journal which I completed earlier this year. Can't wait to start on a new one. Thanks for watching.

Peace.







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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sacred Mania No. 2


Sacred Mania No. 2.
8.5/11" or 22/28 cm.
Mixed medium on archival paper.
Signed and sealed. 
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Thanks for stopping by. Peace.










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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sketchbook


This is my sketchbook.


And this is a quick figure drawing done in ink on copy paper.


Thanks for stopping by.

Also thanks to those who purchased art or shared my art. Thank you for your support.

Peace.








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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Around Here


Sometimes I can't get over the scenery that surrounds me. This photo was taken on a walk with my boys early yesterday evening. We have to walk a little ways to get to our mail box (we live in a rural area).

We are getting back into the swing of things. Boys are back in school. And I am doing my best to work more hours in my studio.

Thanks to all those who purchased art. I appreciate your support.

Peace.





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Monday, September 29, 2014

Calaveras No. 46


Finished this painting today. This painting is part of my "Calaveras" series.  It feels good to be working in my studio again.

Calaveras #46.
8.5/11" or 22/28 cm.
Mixed medium on thick archival paper.
Signed and sealed.
©Marisol McKee

Available in my shop.

Thanks for your support.

Peace.



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Victus



Spent all day in the studio and finally finished this painting.

Victus.
8.5/11" or 22/28 cm.
Mixed medium on archival paper.
Signed and sealed.

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Peace.



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tour of My Tiny Studio: August 2014



This is a super quick video tour of my tiny painting studio. Thanks for watching. 

Peace. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ordinary Scenes





Some studio shots. Thanks for stopping by. New art coming soon. 
Peace.






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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Reflections on My 30 Day Media Fast



Four weeks ago I made the decision to do a 30 day media fast. I was going to give up television (broadcast, Netflix, and YouTube), cell phone, media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Blogger, etc), and internet radio. The reason for doing a media fast was I felt I was becoming desensitized to the outside world. I was letting important moments go by.

We live in a world where we are bombarded with social media. I felt the need to take photos solely for the purpose of sharing them on social media. Not for documenting or recording a memory. Which is hard for me, because I use social media for the promotion of my art. There is a fine line there. And sometimes there is no line.

The first two weeks into my fast both my sons got a really bad stomach virus. And of course they shared it with me. I spent most of the time trying to get them well so they would not miss their last week of school. Took me almost an entire week to recover from this.

I had no trouble avoiding broadcast television, Netflix, and YouTube when I was alone. But it was harder when my family was around watching their shows or movies. I did my best to focus my energy on other things like reading. I did manage to read two books and the local newspaper from cover to cover.

I cleaned my entire porch. I did a lot of yard work and tended to my garden. Even harvested my first cucumber last week. This is a major accomplishment for me as I have always had trouble growing anything. I semi organized/cleaned my painting studio. I removed the cover to my AC unit and cut the overgrown grass around it. I did spend a lot of time on my porch drinking coffee observing nature around me. Deer like to walk through our backyard. I also enjoyed many sunrises and sunsets. Which I haven’t done since I was a child. I also interacted more with my family and people in general. When I was out and about, I started to notice just how many people are always on their cell phones and are missing out on the special moments.

The major struggle I had was avoiding my cell phone. Everyone texts or emails now. I had to keep using it to keep up with my sons’ activities (Cub Scouts, tennis, soccer, etc). But I only checked my major email address. Nothing else. Giving up internet radio was also kind of hard too. I listen to a lot of Podcasts and have a subscription to Spotify. I did listen to some music via a record player because I couldn’t find my old CD player. Not having the convenience of listening to exactly what I wanted to at the moment I wanted to made me slow down and appreciate the few records I did have to listen to.

In conclusion, I have come to the realization that I have to set boundaries. I will put my cell phone away when I am with my family and friends. I will be okay if I leave home without my cell phone. The world is not going to end. I will turn my computer and tablet off more often. Even with my family’s ever changing schedule I will try to set and stick to working hours. I will make an effort to appreciate the special moments that are happening all around me. I encourage you to do a 30 day media fast. You will be surprised by what you’ll discover.
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