Last Saturday my artist hubby and I dragged an old table in from the dining room, opened it up and covered it with fresh craft paper. I tucked the sides in neatly and taped them down so that the tape couldn’t be seen from the top. Yep…kinda compulsive. The first piece of art I did reflected that same need for control. But soon, the paint was flying, and I was recklessly attacking the page. I haven’t stopped.
Late nights and early mornings are spent creating. The end place for some of it will be the home or office of some person who needs something I needed to express. Other items will get tucked away in a portfolio as a witness to the quantity of work I am doing….a witness to me giving action to my dreams. Some might call them warm-up’s, others mess-up’s. For me? They are simply art. I don’t have to judge it. It is all valuable to me, because the process is valuable.
For now, here are a few of the pieces I have been working on. The first two pictures are the same work. The top image is a drawing in oil pastel. I was at the coffee shop with my roommate Lisa. When I got home, I thought it was done. I didn’t need to do anything more on it. Then I got the mineral spirits after it, and it totally transformed.
The second picture is done in prisma colors. It reflects themes that shows up in my artwork often, twisted, quirky women with things on their heads. I have scanned it and am altering the image by layering a variety of mediums over it. It is fun to see what I can do with one image. I will post some of the results in the future.
Creating in the new studio has been so inspiring! I am looking forward to getting lost in it again this weekend. This weekend will also be my first meet-up with some of the other artists who I met during the Flying Lessons E-course by Kelly Rae Roberts. I will let you know how that goes! But knowing them as I already do, I can guarantee great connections.
The e-course was so much fun and so energizing that I decided to sign up for another course. I am giving myself some time to set things in motion from what I learned in Flying Lessons, though. I have signed up for a mixed media workshop with Suzi Blu that will start later in the year. If you don’t know Suzi, she is a great artist and exhilarating creative. I am looking forward to stepping into her world for a time. As I learn more about the class, I will share it with you.
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