Friday, January 29, 2016

Hey Guys!

Hey guys! So, it may be a little awkward writing this post but well. I think it's about time I let Celestralite settle down. I really liked my corner of the internet, but I've been having some struggles and overall just not feeling into blogging. And I think that this is part of the sign I've been looking for.

I've disappeared on you guys for the past two weeks, and whether or not you noticed, no hard feelings. I really like all of you guys that come in and encourage me on my work. ESPECIALLY everyone in my last post! Gosh, y'all are all so sweet. I'm sorry I didn't individually thank everyone, because I really did read and appreciate every comment. Again, I've been in a funk that I've been meaning to get out of it.

However, I've got a few more things that I just really gotta do and take care of. More than just school. I think this break is more for the soul, as CHEESY as this sounds. (good lord celeste you were trying to not make this dramatic...)

I don't wanna make this a dramatic exit. I mean, I'd really like to come back one day. (I really like the name Celestralite after all :P) But that's an adventure for another day, if that even happens.

If I do, here's to having a whole crop of stories to tell and adventures to show you.

Peace and Love,

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Illustrations! Look In My Sketchbook #3 // ART

Lately, I've been enjoying doing more illustrative pieces in my sketchbook. Usually my process is sketch with a pencil, do the lineart with a sharpie pen, and use my set of watercolors to add the color. I think I prefer watercolors for this, rather than to create whole pieces like the one above. 

But I'm still trying to find the illustrative style I feel most naturally comfortable in. The plant is more whimsical than I usually do, but the hamster is how I would typically draw and doodle. The hamster prompt was also given to me by a friend. I think it came out pretty cute :)

Then, I'm always trying to work realism into my repertoire . Realism isn't exactly my thing either, but I know many artists recommend starting out with basic realism to get the proportions correct. Realism is so boring though, hahaha. 

I'm really proud of this sketch, as I had the idea in my head and managed to successfully get it on paper, with only minor changes. I really like it so much, I might do an acrylic version of it on canvas. The hair was especially fun. 

I've been itching to do more pieces on canvas and perhaps sell them to help fund the obnoxious prices of books at college. We'll see how that goes! I'm thinking I could probably work on that this weekend.

Link me your sketchbooks down below!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

That Day that was Pretty Much Perfect // OUTFIT + LIFE

Although technically it was winter when I took these, this I think is the perfect fall outfit. And it just so happens that the day I took these, I had a pretty perfect day. (Besides finding a dead nutria rat by this pond, although that more of just intrigued me than anything.)

I woke up with the spirit and motivation to go out and do something. I think everyone can agree with me that that feeling is just intoxicating and I would even say addicting. It may drive you to get out of your house and finally have the day you've been wanting. Which is exactly what I did. This feeling is the best sort of intoxication. It's a high off life. 

Details: Sweater - Forever 21; Jacket - Forever 21; Skirt - Forever 21; Scarf - Stage; Leggings - Target; Boots - Target
I decided to dress as cute and as warmly as I could and off I went to the park to leisurely walk around and take pictures. Good news as well, I finally got a tripod! 

Then I drove downtown to go have a look in the record store. I perused the many, many boxes of records and settled on two for a small price of $10. Then I was off again, on the hunt for trinkets (or more records) at the weekend Flea Market. I sure don't need more, but it relaxes me just to look around. However, I stopped by Buffalo Wild Wings first. Who can blame me?

The Flea Market was maybe a little underwhelming, but one shop cropped up with a splendid selection of vinyls. I narrowed it down to just one and went on my way. Suddenly, I had the desire to check out the local Goodwill. Three shirts were bought there, perfect for colder temperatures.

At the end of the day, it was nice to settle down with some Netflix, good food, and music.

Thus ends a perhaps rare perfect day in the life of Celeste. C'est la vie.

What's your perfect day?