As of late, I've felt extremely uninspired to create. Even when I photograph I find it very hard for me to connect with what I'm photographing due to my own frustrations and over thinking in every little area of my life. Doing Freelance work is more stressful than people realize. Most of you look at my work and love or hate it without knowing behind that camera it was taken from, there's a person who has issues within themselves. It always feels as if life goes to total shit all at once. Where I believe one thing is just fine but in reality it snuck up on me and has added to my already on going stress. I find myself dwelling on shit more than actually getting past it all. Normally, I keep to myself and try to not burden anyone around me with my shit but sometimes I want to scream from the top of my lungs because nothing is fine, life is a pain in the dick. Today, I forced myself to channel those emotions. To take everything I've been feeling that has been taking over me as a person. I turned it into the fuel I needed to force this drawing out. At first, I ripped out two pages of this sketchbook because I hated what I was drawing. I guess third times the charm because I kept going with this even when I wanted to stop and rip it out too. I guess the reason for making this extremely long caption is to say, despite what you see on here, despite what may seem one way, don't judge someone's life upon social media. Not upon how many likes they have. How many followers they have. How many people comment on their work. We're all honestly people looking for appreciation and acceptance from people we either don't know or don't actually care about but because society makes us feel we need to by forcing us to utilize these ridiculous applications and website's causing us to feel worse about our own lives. Don't forget to take a break from the stupid shit in this world. And don't be afraid to be only you. We aren't here to please others. We're here to make a footprint. So what will yours be
To check out more of my artwork/photography, click the link in my bio to see my website: belindajeanlaboy.myportfolio.com
Artist: Me, Belindajean LaBoy @pandoraschamberofsecrets
Under painting of my cat! Her name is Ruby. I started around 12:30 and just finished now. Obviously I have more layers to do, and a lot more detail. Couldn’t take a proper photo because there is no natural light now. Took it on an angle to avoid a shadow. I will post a better photo tomorrow.
This is a hand drawn ink piece for a show called Young Blood. The idea behind it is growth vs. decay. When I first heard the words ‘young blood’ - I had absolutely nothing come to mind. So I brain stormed and fed off of ideas my fellow artist friends gave me.
I discussed with one of my close friends who is also an artist about what blood could represent. What we came up with is - death or life. She gave me perspective on how blood is our life force and does not always represent bleeding. Blood is the element of divine life that functions within living creatures’ bodies. The yin and the yang affect.
A blue heron brings messages of self determination and self reliance - the ability to progress and evolve. Fungi grow as it breaks down nature that is decaying.
With the Fungi growing along the herons - it almost looks like water ripples as well. Blood and water act as complementaries in the Chinese culture.
I don’t give too much explanation to my work to see what others feel from it - so I am curious to know your thoughts!
This will be available as a large print as well - if you’re interested, let me know!
This piece will be featured in a gallery for the next month and the opening is this coming Friday at 5-10 pm! If you’d like to come and see it, along with other works from #localartists, and myself - stay tuned for details or send me a message!
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My art is the “me”
that I have never met before!
She always surprises me...
She is my alter ego...
I love to organize my life,
but when I paint...
it’s complete chaos!
The canvas is the only place
I truly feel free to mess up
and express my unbounded, fearless and messy self fully!
She is my beautiful mess...
She shows me what God has truly created me to be..
an artist in every area of my life and so much more... .
I started painting in 2012.
I started as a student of an incredible artist, @junpaints
Jun Jamosmos .
Initially, I painted with brushes, but I found it too boring for me.
I want something challenging, ergo...
I started using
palette knives instead.
I fell in love 💕...
and I never turned back,
never touched a brush again...
I love the challenge of using it and the texture it produces. .
In 2014, I sold my very first painting internationally.
That was the beginning
of my journey
as a professional artist.
My art works have found their homes both here in the US
and also abroad.
I am grateful
to God for giving me
my husband, Jun,
who not only
filled our home
with his wonderful art works,
but who also encouraged (almost forced) me to paint. .
I am most grateful to God
for revealing Himself
to me through my art.
He dances with me
whenever I paint, I feel Him,
I feel His presence in me.
A power in me is released
to create something
I have no idea how to create.
So I give him all the glory for
all of my masterpieces!!
Mixed Media on canvas
107 x 107cm
Box framed in American Oak
New for 2019! I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately as I decided to take a bit of time off from the studio towards the end of ‘18 to reflect, recharge and realign. I have been in the studio a fair bit the last couple weeks, finished some pieces, started some and gearing up for what’s looking like a busy year ahead. Got some exciting stuff lined up in the coming weeks so looking forward to sharing it with y’all! Hope everyone has had a positive start to ‘19 ✌🏽✌🏽