Iris's Insta Art

Collection by Iris Fritschi-Cussens

320 
Pins
 • 
265 
Followers
Iris Fritschi-Cussens
I Am Only Half. It might surprise you to learn that I often don't have a super strong connection to my art whilst I'm working on it. It's kind of just.. A dumping ground a place to throw things at. I often don't even really know why I do it. Sometimes it's a surface level thing (like "I want to paint something" or "I feel like using these colours together") rather than some deep meaningful desire to express something. But then later on when I look at stuff especially once there is some… Working On It, Book Of Life, Insta Art, Iris, Distance, Connection, Surface, My Arts, Teacher
Book Of LifeIris

Iris | artist•teacher•vlogger on Instagram: “I Am Only Half. It might surprise you to learn that I often don't have a super strong connection to my art whilst I'm working on it. It's…”

I Am Only Half. It might surprise you to learn that I often don't have a super strong connection to my art whilst I'm working on it. It's kind of just.. A dumping ground a place to throw things at. I often don't even really know why I do it. Sometimes it's a surface level thing (like "I want to paint something" or "I feel like using these colours together") rather than some deep meaningful desire to express something. But then later on when I look at stuff especially once there is some…

Urgh. Sometimes I just feel like throwing in the towel. Not about  painting but the whole online thing. Posting on social media trying to get my work seen pushing hustling. It's exhausting random and thankless. I just want to go and be a painting hermit but at the same time I don't because I want to be seen.   #irisimpressionsart Throw In The Towel, Book Of Life, Feel Like, Insta Art, Iris, Teacher, Social Media, Feelings, Random
Book Of LifeIrisFeelings

Iris | artist•teacher•vlogger on Instagram: “Urgh. Sometimes I just feel like throwing in the towel. Not about painting, but the whole online thing. Posting on social media, trying to…”

Urgh. Sometimes I just feel like throwing in the towel. Not about painting but the whole online thing. Posting on social media trying to get my work seen pushing hustling. It's exhausting random and thankless. I just want to go and be a painting hermit but at the same time I don't because I want to be seen. #irisimpressionsart

  Art Courses, Day Book, Mixed Media Artists, Book Of Life, Cant Wait, Art Journaling, Insta Art, More Fun, Iris
Art CoursesMixed Media ArtistsBook Of LifeCant WaitIris

Iris | mixed media artist’s Instagram post: “WIP sneak peek of this lesson for @effythewild 's art course Book of Days! Can't wait to share this with you all. I think it's a good…”

0 Likes, 1 Comments - Iris | mixed media artist (@iris.impressions.art) on Instagram: “WIP sneak peek of this lesson for @effythewild 's art course Book of Days! Can't wait to share…”

Am I doing enough?  I recorded the process of this junk journal page! Trying to just have the camera running a bit more often it actually helps me create at the moment. Like creating together rather than alone.. Keep an eye out for the video coming soon.  #irisimpressionsart Journal Pages, Junk Journal, Mixed Media Artists, Book Of Life, Insta Art, Iris, In This Moment, Running, Eye

Iris | mixed media artist on Instagram: “Am I doing enough? I recorded the process of this junk journal page! Trying to just have the camera running a bit more often, it actually…”

Am I doing enough? I recorded the process of this junk journal page! Trying to just have the camera running a bit more often it actually helps me create at the moment. Like creating together rather than alone.. Keep an eye out for the video coming soon. #irisimpressionsart

Beer coasters! Yep I really love painting on these. The round format is very easy to work with somehow. I think it's about how a type of restriction actually gives you freedom. #irisimpressionsart Beer Coasters, Your Freedom, Love Painting, Insta Art, Iris, Things To Think About, Type, Easy, Irise
Beer CoastersYour FreedomIrisEasyIrise

Beer coasters! Yep I really love painting on these. The round format is very easy to work with somehow. I think it's about how a type of restriction actually gives you freedom. #irisimpressionsart

I'm no digital artist but I do love messing around with my Apple pencil and iPad Pro! Thinking of maybe trying out clear stickers with red ink. I think that might look cool with quite simple illustrations. What do you think? #irisimpressionsart Clear Stickers, Simple Illustration, Do Love, Ipad Pro, Look Cool, Instagram Accounts, Insta Art, Iris, Pencil
Clear StickersDo LoveIris

Iris | artist•teacher•vlogger on Instagram: “I'm no digital artist, but I do love messing around with my Apple pencil and iPad Pro! Thinking of maybe trying out clear stickers with red…”

I'm no digital artist but I do love messing around with my Apple pencil and iPad Pro! Thinking of maybe trying out clear stickers with red ink. I think that might look cool with quite simple illustrations. What do you think? #irisimpressionsart

I dont know if I like this. It feels exposing to have this piece on the COVER of my junk journal. I had an idea and tried to paint it but... kind of failed? Its challenging. Ive got to this point in my art where I usually like the result of what I do. But then I also ask myself am I just doing the same thing again and again? Staying in relative safety? How will I ever grow and develop if Im too scared of trying new things? I dont love this artwork but I did try something new and different… Try Something New, I Don T Know, Junk Journal, Insta Art, Like Me, Iris, Safety, Feels, My Arts
I Don T KnowJunk JournalIrisSafetyFeels

Iris | artist•teacher•vlogger on Instagram: “I don’t know if I like this. It feels exposing to have this piece on the COVER of my junk journal. I had an idea and tried to paint it,…”

I dont know if I like this. It feels exposing to have this piece on the COVER of my junk journal. I had an idea and tried to paint it but... kind of failed? Its challenging. Ive got to this point in my art where I usually like the result of what I do. But then I also ask myself am I just doing the same thing again and again? Staying in relative safety? How will I ever grow and develop if Im too scared of trying new things? I dont love this artwork but I did try something new and different…

Started the morning with some art. Feeling a bit lost. I have plenty of things on my To Do list but Ive found that being productive or busy is sometimes an escape from feeling lost.   If youve followed me for a while you might know I find it quite hard to feel my feelings or be aware of them. I have a huge inbuilt safety-mechanism to unfeel my feelings or put them away. Its probably why I make the art I make. Its like a direct line to my feelings which I dont have in everyday life… Feeling Lost, In My Feelings, Insta Art, Iris, Safety, Halloween Face Makeup, Life, Security Guard, Irise
Feeling LostIn My FeelingsIrisSafetyLifeIrise

Iris | artist•teacher•vlogger’s Instagram profile post: “Started the morning with some art. Feeling a bit lost. I have plenty of things on my To Do list, but I’ve found that being productive or…”

Started the morning with some art. Feeling a bit lost. I have plenty of things on my To Do list but Ive found that being productive or busy is sometimes an escape from feeling lost. If youve followed me for a while you might know I find it quite hard to feel my feelings or be aware of them. I have a huge inbuilt safety-mechanism to unfeel my feelings or put them away. Its probably why I make the art I make. Its like a direct line to my feelings which I dont have in everyday life…

I grabbed a beer coaster  and decided to paint on it! I actually love this round format. So much fun to work on and surprisingly easy. I haven't decided yet if I want to paint the back..   I feel an idea brewing to do a whole series of these maybe try and find different sizes and shapes. They would look awesome in a long horizontal frame.   If you all want to do some too maybe even arrange some trades? If you paint any beer mats please tag #irisbeercoasterclub that will be so much fun… Beer Mats, Beer Coasters, Insta Art, Iris, Brewing, Shapes, Awesome, Frame, Easy

@iris.impressions.art shared a photo on Instagram: “I grabbed a beer coaster 🍺 and decided to paint on it! I actually love this round format. So much fun to work on and surprisingly easy. I…” • Aug 27, 2020 at 7:53pm UTC

I grabbed a beer coaster and decided to paint on it! I actually love this round format. So much fun to work on and surprisingly easy. I haven't decided yet if I want to paint the back.. I feel an idea brewing to do a whole series of these maybe try and find different sizes and shapes. They would look awesome in a long horizontal frame. If you all want to do some too maybe even arrange some trades? If you paint any beer mats please tag #irisbeercoasterclub that will be so much fun…

I'm in the process of packing my holiday art bag and I just remembered this spread I painted last week. That was a big mood. I show some of the process and talk a bit about my feelz in my vlog that drops tomorrow.   #irisimpressionsart Art Bag, Insta Art, Iris, Packing, Teacher, Mood, Holiday, Bag Packaging, Irise
IrisMoodHolidayIrise

Iris | artist•teacher•vlogger on Instagram: “I'm in the process of packing my holiday art bag and I just remembered this spread I painted last week. That was a big mood. I show some of…”

I'm in the process of packing my holiday art bag and I just remembered this spread I painted last week. That was a big mood. I show some of the process and talk a bit about my feelz in my vlog that drops tomorrow. #irisimpressionsart

Arranged my desk to look pretty for some filming today. Bit nervous  (currently at the essential part in the creative process where I'm getting distracted on social media )  #irisimpressionsart How To Look Pretty, That Look, The Essential, Mixed Media Artists, Insta Art, Iris, Social Media, Desk, Creative
That LookThe EssentialMixed Media ArtistsIrisDesk

Iris | mixed media artist on Instagram: “Arranged my desk to look pretty for some filming today. Bit nervous 😬 (currently at the essential part in the creative process where I'm…”

Arranged my desk to look pretty for some filming today. Bit nervous (currently at the essential part in the creative process where I'm getting distracted on social media ) #irisimpressionsart

What my desk ACTUALLY looks like after an art session. Usually I make it look deliberately messy / pretty. With the art supplies arranged just so the pretty colours of the paints showing. Kind of the art desk equivalent of perfectly styled "bed hair" or "I woke up like this and I'm not wearing makeup makeup".   Also there are roadworks right outside my window and I'm going insane!!! (Earplugs are helping but the noise is inescapable)  #irisimpressionsart Bed Hair, Art Desk, Going Insane, Mixed Media Artists, Bed Styling, Insta Art, Art Supplies, Iris, Window
Mixed Media ArtistsBed StylingIris

Iris | mixed media artist (@iris.impressions.art) posted on Instagram: “What my desk ACTUALLY looks like after an art session. Usually I make it look deliberately messy / pretty. With the art supplies arranged…” • Jul 27, 2020 at 11:27am UTC

What my desk ACTUALLY looks like after an art session. Usually I make it look deliberately messy / pretty. With the art supplies arranged just so the pretty colours of the paints showing. Kind of the art desk equivalent of perfectly styled "bed hair" or "I woke up like this and I'm not wearing makeup makeup". Also there are roadworks right outside my window and I'm going insane!!! (Earplugs are helping but the noise is inescapable) #irisimpressionsart

I feel like a train on a track. The right track the "me" track. Something I never really knew existed. Something I think some people are lucky enough to be on all their lives because they live in themselves and their feelings and have a real sense of themselves. But for me it's new. And I keep slipping back onto the other track. The effort of finding the right track is immense and constant and as soon as I take my eye off the ball without even noticing I find myself back on the other one… Mixed Media Artists, Some People, Feel Like, Insta Art, My Eyes, Iris, Effort, Track, Feelings

Iris | mixed media artist on Instagram: “I feel like a train on a track. The right track, the "me" track. Something I never really knew existed. Something I think some people are…”

I feel like a train on a track. The right track the "me" track. Something I never really knew existed. Something I think some people are lucky enough to be on all their lives because they live in themselves and their feelings and have a real sense of themselves. But for me it's new. And I keep slipping back onto the other track. The effort of finding the right track is immense and constant and as soon as I take my eye off the ball without even noticing I find myself back on the other one…

How awesome does the spine (no wait it's the opposite of a spine... What is that called?) of an almost-full journal look??! So satisfying.   There are about 10 blank or unfinished spreads left in here... Definitely see this one being full before the end of the year!   #irisimpressionsart Mixed Media Artists, Insta Art, Spreads, Iris, Journal, Awesome, Irise, Irises, Journal Entries

Iris | mixed media artist on Instagram: “How awesome does the spine (no wait it's the opposite of a spine... What is that called?) of an almost-full journal look??! So satisfying.…”

How awesome does the spine (no wait it's the opposite of a spine... What is that called?) of an almost-full journal look??! So satisfying. There are about 10 blank or unfinished spreads left in here... Definitely see this one being full before the end of the year! #irisimpressionsart

Ahhh so pleased with this! Hadn't worked in my landscape orientation journal in forever. To be honest I've never really developed a connection with it not like I've done with my junk journal. But with this spread I feel solidly connected to this journal now and I'm excited to work in it more.   I filmed the process of this one so look out for a new episode of "Art Journal With Iris" on YouTube next Thursday.   #irisimpressionsart Im Excited, Mixed Media Artists, Junk Journal, Insta Art, Iris, Thursday, Oriental, Connection, Landscape
Mixed Media ArtistsJunk JournalIrisLandscape

Iris | mixed media artist on Instagram: “Ahhh so pleased with this! Hadn't worked in my landscape orientation journal in forever. To be honest I've never really developed a…”

Ahhh so pleased with this! Hadn't worked in my landscape orientation journal in forever. To be honest I've never really developed a connection with it not like I've done with my junk journal. But with this spread I feel solidly connected to this journal now and I'm excited to work in it more. I filmed the process of this one so look out for a new episode of "Art Journal With Iris" on YouTube next Thursday. #irisimpressionsart

I'M GOING TO STOP DOING THIS  Yes #sorrynotsorry that was clickbaity. But I am serious. I keep feeling like I "should" be painting on canvas to be "a serious artist". The only problem is that I freeze up when I try.   Sure there's nothing "wrong" with the painting I've posted here but painting it felt like moving through treacle. I was TRYING hard but not really painting. And it shows in the result. It doesn't have the energy or rawness of my other work. It looks safe and boring. Most… Mixed Media Artists, Freeze, Insta Art, Like Me, Iris, Felt, Feelings, Canvas, Painting

Iris | mixed media artist on Instagram: “❌I'M GOING TO STOP DOING THIS❌ Yes, #sorrynotsorry that was clickbaity. But I am serious. I keep feeling like I "should" be painting on…”

I'M GOING TO STOP DOING THIS Yes #sorrynotsorry that was clickbaity. But I am serious. I keep feeling like I "should" be painting on canvas to be "a serious artist". The only problem is that I freeze up when I try. Sure there's nothing "wrong" with the painting I've posted here but painting it felt like moving through treacle. I was TRYING hard but not really painting. And it shows in the result. It doesn't have the energy or rawness of my other work. It looks safe and boring. Most…