Thankfully, my son is o.k. He had all the symptoms of the flu but I think since he had the vaccine it didn't turn into anything serious. He is back up and running. :) I had a couple of hours last night to begin my painting assignment for week 3. The assignment was pick 4 colors from your surroundings/objects to match and include them in your painting. We were to get out of our comfort zone (if we had one). I wanted to steer away from pinks as these seem to appear very often for me. I chose canvas, graphite, kraft paper, yarn and a purple paint swatch.
I can't say I love these colors together. The first one I did in an effort to be free and play. I wanted the paint to be mushy and smushy. I wish I had just done some color studies and not tried to add in any motifs. I do really like the tan dots.
Then I started this one. Which I will go back into at a later time.
All in all this was a great challenge. I think we pick (and use often) colors that we love because they stir something in us but of course it is great to step out and try something else. Which was what this was all about. After the course ends I am going to plunge back into all the assignments and give them more time.
It has looked like this for a few days. This weeks assignment is COLOR. Love it but haven't painted a thing yet. Little guy has what seems to be the flu now. :( So it may be like this for a bit longer.
This was on my Yogi tea last night. Love it. Just what I needed and of course perfect as Strength is my word.
Getting really inspired by this vintage crochet throw. It is making me so happy to look at.
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O.K. so I don't have a "real" studio, one devoted only to art making. It is a very bright room that I share with lots of toys, a cat and a computer.
She loves to be in on the action.
Wishing you all a day filled with LOVE. Happy Valentines Day! We have already had our fare share of chocolate and the thermomter has reached a whopping 55 degrees and the sun is shining! Despite all of the snow it is so great to have a warm day!
my scribbled notes made while listening to a podcast.
Recently, not directly, I have been told KEEP MAKING ART. Through podcasts, the e-course, blog posts. Make LOTS of art. Lots of it will SUCK. Keep making it anyway. I guess the old saying... Practice makes perfect can apply here. Commit yourself. Earlier this year I made the decision to really commit to my art and the different twists and turns that can take. It is very easy to start something, get frustrated and give up.
Here is a video that can be applied to all creative acts. Mati and Lisa shared it with us. Maybe you will get some use out of it.What are you committing to?
Week 2 of GYPO is coming to an end.This class is SO great. It is stretching me in so many ways. I just want to paint, paint, paint. If I am not painting or thinking about painting I am looking at other artist's paintings.
This is my painting for week 2 of GYPO. Our assignment this week was to pick another artist's work that we love and be use that for inspiration in whatever way we want. This was VERY challenging for me I have to admit.
For one there are SO many art works that I LOVE. How do you choose only one? I began with a different inspiration.
I wasn't feeling good about where I was going with this. So I stopped. I will go back into it. I think it has potential.
I ended up going with Susy Pilgrim Waters whose work (on the printouts) I just adore. I am not loving the colors of this mixed media piece on paper but I REALLY had a great time working on it. Love the stenciling, playing with paint, cut paper. Really fun.
The talent in this class is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! So many varied styles. It is great to see. I am so thankful that I am able to be a part of it!