Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Art in Progress + Trying Something New

{in progress}

I am working on a couple of new art pieces.  The first (above) is going to be the next in my Christmas-themed series.  She is not a specific character from the nativity story, but can you guess who (or what...) she is?

{in progress}

The other art-in-progress that I'm working on (above) is quite new for me.  I've never created anything in which a) there is no visible face on the main character, and b) landscape scenery is present (let alone a huge part of the focus!).  I have no idea how this is going to turn out . . . but I already love it because I was not-scared enough to try something so different from what I usually make.  Even the the end product isn't so great, I already consider this piece a success simply because I tried.  Because if I'm not in this art stuff to grow and learn and discover -- really, what's the point?

Are you working on anything new right now?  I'd love to see it!

p.s.  Thank you all for your sweet and encouraging comments on my last few posts.  They mean the world to me!  I am so grateful for all of you, and am glad that you're a part of my life.  Thank you.


  1. i love this blog so much. your art is so beautiful and stirring, and your words which accompany your images are well-done and elegantly conveyed.


  2. Thank you so much, Rachel! :)

  3. oh beth, your work is stunning. and i'd love to host you at my eating disorder blog, if you'd be open to it... http://chasingsilhouettes.wordpress.com. please email me if you're interested in doing a guest post on your journey: wierenga.emily@gmail.com. blessings. e.

  4. Thank you so much, Emily! I emailed you. :)


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