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Archive for February, 2013

New artwork: Abstract Painting- Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Hello all!  I wanted to share two new pieces of art that I’ve created recently.  It’s ironic that both pieces are inspired by music, which I love.

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Abstract painting inspired by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

This abstract painting was inspired by a group that I heard a few years ago and fell in love with their music.  Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is comprised of a group of brothers from Chicago who play horn.  Their father is jazz artist Phil Cohran.  Their music is infectious, lively, and soulful to the ears.  Even my soon to be 3 year-old was dancing to their music.   When I listened to their music before I began painting, I closed my eyes and envisioned flashes of color with every note.  That’s how I came up with the artwork.  Make sure to peep and listen to the video I’ve embedded so you all will get an idea why I love this group so much.

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

Abstract Icon- Bob Marley

I wanted to do an abstract of Bob Marley for sometime now.  I looked at a few images of him as a reference before I began creating this in Illustrator.  I put a great deal of detail into this to show the passion of him singing.  I wished I debuted this on what would have been is 68th birthday the 6th of this month, however, life got in the way.   Overall, I love the outcome and colors.

 

What do you think of the artwork?  Which one do you like out of the two?  Comment below!  

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Abduzeedo

There are a few websites that I frequent a bit if I need some design inspiration.  Abduzeedo is one site that I absolutely love to pieces.  From photography to typography to illustrations, the site is full of wonderful posts.  I won’t get into great deal about it, just go visit the site and be inspired!

 


Musing: What’s Your Motivation?

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I had to share this quote that I said earlier yesterday based on a couple of conversations I had with folks earlier this week about some changes that they were making their career and health.

“Will power, motivation, support, prayer/meditation are keys to making positive changes for yourself.”  – Brooke Holmes

Question:  What motivates you if you decide to make a change for the better?