Seattle Art Fair

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Seattle, the beautiful emerald city in the Pacific Northwest isn’t just home of delicious food and breathtaking landscapes, it’s also the place where you can spend many days wandering through the Century Link Event Center, admiring art of all kinds and talk to lots of people from the creative industry.

This year the Seattle Art Fair impressed with a huge selection of galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, interesting talks and art walks.

I spent more than 2 days at the fair and its additional program and my head feels like it’s overflowing with all the things I’ve seen an learned.

I wanted to enjoy the art and not worry about taking notes or preparing anything (as I was in the middle of a move), so I will share some of my impressions with you.

 

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The sad reality of life.

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With a heavy heart, I carry the news of my beloved big brothers death. He died unexpectedly at the age of 38 in a paragliding accident, he leaves behind his wife and three kids, his family, friends, colleagues, and students.

Accepting the death of a loved one is SO, SO hard. It’s final. There are no second chances or maybes left. And there is still so much love to give.

 

I overcame my first shock and I am confident to pick up creating more again soon. The last weeks showed me a new side of life, one I never wanted to see – but it was not my choice to make. So here I am, sad and grieving. My love and my loss will find its place inside of me and my art.

 

In loving memory of my brother ❤️

 

Corinna Scholtysik.

 


Addendum (October):

Now that the day my brother died is almost half a year away I can finally start to feel like myself again and I picked up my creative tools. I am very motivated to work through all of this and to make more and better art today and in teh future.

On my way through my grief a friend recommended a book. I didn’t think much of it when I klicked the order-button, but it helped me so much, that I don’t want to be silent about it.

The books title is “It’s ok that you are not ok – Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that doesn’t understand” by Megan Devine.

It’s a non-judging help through the hardest of times with the knowledge of someone that not only earns a living as a therapist. She also (unfortunately) knows from her own experience, what it means to lose a loved one and all the crazy things that come with this loss and grief, how your life changes and how you as a person might change.

If you read this and you are also experiencing grief and/or loss, I feel you. And I am sorry that you have to go through this. But you can do it. You’re entitled to your feelings and all of them are valid. There is love.

 

SCBWI – A WORLD OF BOOKS AND ILLUSTRATION

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Today I joined the “SCBWI“, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

I was at a BBQ last year and I met a woman who told me about the Society and I was intrigued. But I didn’t feel comfortable enough to sign up, but today’s the day! I signed up and I will upload some images to my gallery there and I hope that they will be liked by others. I’m also looking forward to getting some critique so I can develop and improve my work as an artist.

Member-badges

I just love children’s books and my wish is to illustrate children’s books in the future. I think books, in general, are important for every person, but even more for children who have a different view of the world and are growing and discovering every day. I want to give children the opportunity to have a fun experience with books so they keep on reading when they become grown-ups and share their love for stories and pictures with their children and grandchildren. I remember when I learned how to read that it opened a door for me into fantastic worlds I could have never imagined. With the help of my precious library card I went on adventures, discovered new things and I was always learning something new that fascinated me. When I grew older I switched from the more positive centered world of children’s books to literature for teens and I learned to cope with cruel characters and stories that don’t always have a happy ending. I even started to pick topics (like psychology, biology, drugs, cults, …) I tried to read as much about as I could find in our small local library. And I always enjoyed coming back to picture books and children’s books when I read them to my smaller siblings, my cousins or the children  I was taking care at a summer camp I volunteered at.

So here I am, painting pictures, hoping that a child out there finds themselves in the adventures of the story. And I hope the SCBWI will help me get discovered by them.

My Profile on SCBWI.

Off to new shores!

Welcome Wacom!

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Yesterday my new and very first graphic tablet was delivered!
It’s a Wacom Intuos Pro – Paper Edition.

 

(I also thought about getting an iPad Pro, but the $$$ was a factor that needed to be considered.)

I’ve never worked with a graphic tablet before, so I’m sure I will need some time to adjust and even more trial and error, but I am sure it’s going to be a lot of fun! So far it’s meeting all my expectations and I’m looking forward to playing around with it some more and then create digital art on/with it!! It is even easier than I expected to draw on the tablet and see what I’m doing on the screen.

Right now I’m using the free program Krita, which works very well for me. I just need some time to figure out where I can find the different tools, how they work and so on. I’m very curious to see what I will do with this and I like trying out all the possibilities!

If you have any recommendations for brushes, tutorials, or other things I need to know or try; please let me know!

The Journey Begins

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Welcome to my page!

I’m a creative mind in a crazy world full of undiscovered experiences. I want to share my passion for art and the ways I’m expressing myself through my own art. This page will give you the opportunity to see my portfolio, but also have a look behind the easel. Next to my work with watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, and other materials you will find my thoughts, my emotions, and experiences.

I’m looking forward to explore & create,

Corinna

“Creativity takes courage.” — Henri Matisse