Monday, 29 November 2010

The Keys to our new home + Wip

Tomorrow evening we are finally picking up the keys for our new apartment, after 3 months of waiting. I'm so exited... our very own home. We've both been talking to so much about it and when the day would come we'd finally be moving in. I just can't wait to get our stuff in there this week and get started decorating and everything. It will be such a change and quite exiting. I've bought so many things the past year, which has been unpacked due to us knowing we had to move. I just never pictured we'd get such a perfect place.
We'll be painting some of the rooms. We plan to have a Victorian/Gothic styles living room. We have 2 - one will be neutral as it's our working space and the other one will be dark red and with a mix of white/black stripes. Of course there will be lots of other details completing it. It will just be so awesome if we manage to do it all as we want it. It will probably take some time but we are both so into it it will be so much fun.

I've been working on commissions most of last week and today I started my Christmas gift for my sister, her little girl as a snow girl. She's been talking about this drawing for almost a year and I've been trying to make it sound like I wasn't planning to draw it or anything, so I certainly hope it worked and she will be surprised :)
I took the reference photo for the drawing last year when they were visiting, my niece is such a little poser - I love it.
I hope to complete it one of these days as in a day we'll be using all day the following week moving stuff to our new apartment, and I want to make sure it's ready for Christmas.
Thursday, 25 November 2010

Time


Time takes away the ones you love
Time heals your wounds

This started out as a drawing with a slightly different meaning but as I was in the process of it when my dad got hospitalized it kind of gave a different meaning to the piece. With time we can lose the ones we care about, whether it be family or friends (not always to death) but time seems to heal some of the lost feelings as well. I think time is fascinating in the way that time never feels the same. Sometimes time is too slow and sometimes time goes too fast.

As you can see I am very much using my eraser pencil, meaning I draw blond hair again. She originally was to have darker hair but I guess the lighter hair can have a symbolic meaning as well when we speak of time.

29.7x21cm, charcoal.

Modelled after the unique looking Helene from my forum: link (3rd post)
Monday, 22 November 2010

2011 Calendar Photos

Finally I received my calendar in print, waited too long for it to arrive but now that I got it - I got to show it!:)


It's available through my webshop, where you can also read more info and see which drawings are featured.

The price is 19.95$ + 10$ in shipping. Sadly we pay way too much for shipping in Denmark.

LINK
Sunday, 21 November 2010

Winter Snow Drawings



I have another 2 drawings. Soft Snow I did last night as I was home alone and I really needed to get myself kick started again with my pencils, after almost 14 days of no drawing. Ice Blue Winter I did quite some time back but waited to add it till we would get closer to winter here in Denmark. And we certainly are now, seeing as we had our first snow a few days back. I didn’t get to see it myself, so I guess I still have my first snow this year awaiting. It’s always a bit special to me with the first snow of the season, it reminds me of when I moved together with my love and I got him out with me in the snow, October 3 years back. It was so beautiful with the big snowflakes and the city light, a magical moment I will never forget.
Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Feather - A dedication


I did this drawing for Nihrida, who has an amazing blog: link
It's of her beautiful cat who passed away earlier this year.
I wanted to add a bit of symbolism in it with the feather and skies. I started it when I was with my family the past weeks but completed it last evening.
Dedicated to Nihrida's kitten ♥

Created with charcoal.
21x29.7cm | 8.2x11.7"

The unimaginable

The past weeks have been rather difficult for my family. My dad was hospitalized twice the past weeks and he's not doing well. He has been sick in his legs for almost 4 years now, his wounds won't heal. Sunday the 8th of November a vein broke in his leg and he fell as a result of it. Luckily my mom was there to help him stop the bleeding until the ambulance came. Had my mom not been at home it could have ended very differently as my dad is not very mobile due to his leg issues.
He’s been in so much pain ever since. Just a few days ago he started bleeding again, the doctor suspected gangrene. He was hospitalized but luckily the first doctor made a mistake in judgment. However, seeing my dad at the hospital was horrible. He’s in so much pain and can barely walk.
It’s incredible hard watching my dad in so much pain and I feel so helpless, as I am not able to do anything at all for him. I just wish the doctors would figure out what is wrong with him and help him. I wonder how much pain one can take :/
I’ve been spending the past weeks with him and the rest of the family and finally returned home yesterday. I am left with this weird empty feeling inside, what if the unimaginable happened...
I've never had a parent this sick, in fact I haven't yet thought about the day I lose my mom and dad. It's always been so distant. You can tell me it's the way life is but I can't truly imagine my life right now without my dad. He's always been such a rock, though he suffered immensely throughout his life he's this incredible unselfish person always putting everyone else first.
Saturday, 6 November 2010

November Specials

The November Specials are online at my shop:
ZindyZoneShop Specials

-The all new mouse pads are now available for purchase
-40% off selected postcards
-3 new tubes
-Buy 1 print - get 2 (applies for ACEO's and 8x2x11.7" prints)
Friday, 5 November 2010

Chocolate and Eraser Pens



Chocolate and Eraser Pencils? Yes please.

I got an awesome packet in the mail today, from my friend in Germany, Helena. Now that's an artist's dream =) Thanks Girl.

The eraser pencils are from Faber Castell (Perfection 7056) and the best I have tried in pencil form.
Thursday, 4 November 2010

Dark Love


I was very happy when I completed Dark Love yesterday. I was afraid I would lose too much interest in it and as a result not complete it. I wanted the drawing to go in line with Lost Dreams and partly Dark Hope, with the squared floor, which I absolutely love. I want them all to have a certain mood and mystery surrounding them. They are all done in colour pencils only and it takes time and patience to work entirely in colour pencils, especially with larger areas such as the purple wall.
While I didn’t want to add the meaning behind this drawing, as I felt it would be better to leave it up to you, the viewer, I decided to do it in the end as it’s important to the piece.

It seems that when I go through something important and changing in life I create a piece to kind of symbolize it and to get it out.

My year didn’t start out too well. While I was generally happy I think I realized something important this year. Perfect is an illusion. In many years I’ve tried to create perfect in my head. Perfect in the sense that it would be as I imagined, that things would be just right and feel just right. I think last winter I realized I will never have perfect, in my life, my art, in myself, in love. While it might seem like an impossible thing to wish for I guess after many rather frustrating years filled with loss and doubts I had this idea that I was finally reaching a state of perfect. I’ve set the standards a little too high. I don’t think I believe as much in perfect anymore and that might not be a bad thing.

In love and life there are always sparkles, like a shiny heart seeming attractive, mesmerizing you. It can blind you and grab you. What can seem so attractive on the outside can be so dangerous and bring darkness to you. The surface can be scratched, some wound deeper than other. While it hurts it’s what forms you and makes you who you are.

I think doing what makes you happy and trying to accept the imperfections in yourself, your talent, and the people surrounding you will bring you the most peace.

Model, Becca. Ref: link

30x40cm |12x16"
Colour pencils, Lana Sketch Paper.

Mousepad Teaser

I couldn't resist posting a little teaser of my new mouse pads
which will be available from my own shop this weekend!=) I just got some samples today and they are beautiful and nice quality. I will post more about them in the upcoming newsletter at the shop. I really love the fact I will be able to sell them from my own shop now.
Hope you'll like them :) Oh and feel free to suggest motives, I might be able to make them available.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Halloween 2010

It's the 2nd November and Halloween is over and I am trying to catch with all the things I need to. I got so behind with everything lately. I often say this but I really could need another few hours a day!

I had a great Halloween. Saturday we celebrated. My love and I has a little pre-party before going to the Hocico concert at Forbraendingen in Denmark. It was fun as I had my best friends there. The music wasn't exactly my taste but the atmosphere is what makes these concerts so amazing, people are so into it it makes is awesome to be there.
A few pics, I went as a Fallen Angel. The blond wig didn't make it to the end of the night as it was so itchy at the end of the night:






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My name is Zindy S. D. Nielsen and I'm from Denmark - Europe. I own http://zindy-zone.dk; a site about my drawings, a large art community and much more.
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