Moving the blog…

Your thoughts? I finally have the set up, working, and all that tasty goodness. Even though that blog is active, I’m still trying to figure out if I keep updating this one along with that one, or do we all shift over? I appreciate (REALLY appreciate) everyone that follows my blog and I would like to maintain those people, but I’m not sure how to go about it, other than keeping this one active! Perhaps updating this blog with links to new posts on the self-hosted blog?

Or, maybe I’m just over-thinking this whole deal, which is entirely likely as I tend to do that all.the.time. 🙂

Offer your thoughts if you’re up for it!

Fine Art America…

I spent most of my day searching through several hundred photos of the ocean for a few worthy of posting on my Fine Art America account. I don’t have much on there, except for a few drawings. I’ve been meaning to do this since April and now it has begun!

If you’re a fan of the ocean, stop by and check them out. I was really impressed with Topsail Island and how gorgeous it was, especially the sunrises.

Here is a link to my account there: Fine Art America – J Dreag Karski

Sadness, experimenting, and stuff…

That title is too fantastic…reeks of brilliance. Of course, I’m not at all serious.

Lately, I have found myself in quite a deep rut, but this morning I have been trying to wiggle my way out of it. So far I’ve been successful. I strongly dislike the days when I break down and start sobbing out of nowhere, but I thoroughly enjoy and welcome the days when I wake up without a lump in my throat. Balance, yeah? It’s a nice thing to have!

Two nights ago I had a dream that I was looking at myself and half of my face was smudged downward…as if I was a charcoal drawing and someone wiped their hand down part of my face. It was unsettling, so I decided to try and recreate it with watercolors (honestly, I’m not all that familiar with watercolors) – I failed. But, I’m going to post it anyway. Eventually, I will give it another go…this time, I’ll lay off the thick black.

I have a desire to start a new body of work and I may start that today. My brain is not entirely set on what the theme will be, though.


Getting closerrrrr…

It has taken me 2 days to figure out how to set up Post by Email on my With the WordPress hosted blog (the one you are probably reading right now), I just had to click several times and, POW! Right in the kisser! I had posting set up. Not with this one though. Night-mare. It’s working now, though…I hope. We’ll see once I click “send”.

I think I have the general heading theme on my site figured out. I really like the idea of using those scanned images of my hands, so I will stick with that. May need to make them smaller, though.

For the galleries, I will be using Lightbox(2). Should be exciting since I know next to nothing about coding.

I finished the family portrait! Today I wanted to get back to work on that painting I posted a few days ago, but haven’t had a chance yet. With email issue out of the way, I have a few more things I need to do and then I will be ready for a heavy makeout session with my brushes (because that’s how it works, in case you were wondering). 🙂


For any curious ones out there.

First, I have been commissioned to do a family portrait. That’s the exciting news. Jer asked in a concerned way “Have they seen your work?” No blood, guts, horror in this one folks. I was reserved! And now I know that anything is possible…

Second, the site is coming along well. I have the blog up, so feel free to mosey on over to where you can read the exact same thing you’re reading here! Except at the actual website. I’m still not entirely sure what I’m doing, but it’s still early!

If anyone has suggestions about anything, let me know! I’d be glad to get feedback (through this entire process, not just at this moment).

Site, meet blog…

A gentle heads up for those of you that get to my blog via eventually you will be redirected to my site. I trashed it months ago – what’s the point of paying hosting when nothing is being hosted, yeah? My plan is to have the site up by the middle of this month. Woohoo! Of course, like the last one, there will be a gallery page so all the horror that spills out of my hands can be viewed at one time. Like a severely inappropriate picture book!