Wednesday, September 25, 2013

happy mistakes

You know, sometimes, most of the time the things we try to do in life, the things we are hoping for, the things we work for, they don't work out the way we want them to.

Ink gets spilled like blood and tears, paper gets torn like dreams and hearts, and things get shitty. Really shitty, and sad. But if there's one thing I've learned from my years of living and art making, it's that sometimes a mistake turns out to be exactly what you need and you learn from it, or, in art anyway, you try to do it again because it looks so damn good.

It's the happy mistakes that make masterpieces.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Guilty Pleasures

"Playing with Food" 
Acrylic ink, digitally fixed up.
My first assignment for third year! 

(C) Katia Engell

Third year has been amazing so far.
Though I had the worst luck with this particular assignment (messing around with new techniques didn't work out so well on a deadline...), I've been super thrilled with my classes, with my profs. I think it's going to be a great semester.

By the way - I'll probably be posting more consistently on my art tumblr these days.

I've been diving head first into life and sitting down to blog about little bits of it hasn't been appealing to me. Maybe I've just been too engaged in what's going on around me to blog, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I like being in the moment, not taking photos of everything to blog it later - instead taking it in with sensory memories, soaking in the moment.

Ouf, I love it.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

byebye summer!



This summer I...
- Spent as much time with good friends as I could
- Worked my butt off at a full time office job & learned tons
- Had some wonderful campfire nights
- Saw some wonderful skyscapes
- Participated in 2 live art shows
- Ate a lot of sushi and made several edamame shell towers
-  Moved back home
- Realized more-so that Toronto may not be the place for me in the long run
- Went to a lot of concerts and shows and events
- Did a Color Me Rad 5K
- Discovered a lot of good music
- Had a great time, many times.

Today I start classes again - here's to another school year of creative goodness!