Always making

There is a time in my life where all I could see was where it’s gone and not where I was going. It wasn’t that I was blind so much. I was just so busy reliving those moments over and over and over again in my soul that I couldn’t , that I couldn’t even be in the present anymore. It was heartbreaking. I’m still not really sure how I kind of ricocheted out of all these things .

I swear to you, I know the reds, blues and yellows, they saved me. Made me whole again. The textures and the patterns in the patchworks moved the stars for me.

Always painting

Hard to get out of my funk so I’m working on past projects to finish them. So many.

It all feels easier in retrospect.

The week

As the world spins I paint.

What have you been up to?

Me? Painting… mostly.

The little city

Love is the breeze as it whispers secrets to you about yourself and the world.

links

paypal.me/jawarablake

https://www.patreon.com/JawaraBlake

http://jayisapainter.storenvy.com

https://society6.com/jayisapainter

http://www.blurb.com/b/8829360-painter-files

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/painter-files/id1412300309?mt=11

The town

It’s really a beautiful place. The edges are rusty and sun kissed. Home.

All parts of one whole.

links

paypal.me/jawarablake

https://www.patreon.com/JawaraBlake

http://jayisapainter.storenvy.com

https://society6.com/jayisapainter

http://www.blurb.com/b/8829360-painter-files

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/painter-files/id1412300309?mt=11

Always making

Sumi ink is an act of love. I kinda hate the smell but love the end result. Layers and everything. Slowly building the worlds.

Painter Files Podcast ep. 93 Life in the lights

I get a lot of the same questions at the email for the podcast so I thought this would be a great time to make a FAQ episode. All emails for the podcast are from painterfilespodcast@gmail.com. This episode was a lot of fun and I hope it helps you on your artist journey. 
  1. Ink plants
  2. Inkmeal cookies
  3. Ink books
  4. Ink highway
  5. Peppermint café

Busy weeks, always. I never know what each week gives me.

I used to love only watching sad movies. It was thing I would do to find my mood to create. As my twenties ended it came as less of a need to survive. The Polar bear needs the iceberg but the whale only needs the ocean. I got better at my craft and stopped looking outward. The whole process is a winding road of a hellscape. 🙂

My body is getting older and with that I feel the pain of my youth. Every time I should have broken and my body flexed is felt getting up from chairs. Horrible truth of the reverse of invincibility.

I hate baths. I only take them when the pain is so bad it’s hard to breath. The worst … human soup.

With Fall comes rain and with rain comes pain in bones.

Push past and the pain and create.

Life has a scary reality that comes with mortality.

continue on dreamers.

til next time,

Jaws

A day out

Working really hard

I found myself digging deep to finish this painting. I’m around 75% done. It is an enjoyable idea.