How shall we meet the blank page…
Playfully, and with both hands 🙂
And maybe some music?
So happy to be with pals celebrating the Festival International Cervantino this week. We are roaming the inspiring streets of Guanajuato, Mexico together… Drawing, taking photographs, trying all the different flavors and listening to music 🙂 from Authentic Romanian Gypsy music to dozens of Marachi bands and every type street musician you can imagine…. Wonderful!!
I hope you are enjoying lots of creativity these days. 2015 has been a great year for inspiration. I have truly enjoyed being a co-teacher with Carla Sonheim in our yearlong class 2015 Year of the Spark
Sharing so much artfulness with wonderful people from all over the globe has been a great gift.
Our community of talented, funny, generous creative spirits warms my heart every single day.
You guys rock!
And your art is Amazing!
So thanks to you all!!!!!!
We are continually astounded and inspired by you!!
Carla’s latest lesson has inspired me as well. She had us start by doing charcoal drawings from our childhood photos or childhood drawings. Next we paint with freedom of a child. (There are a few more steps here)
I loved doing the drawings!! Somehow my drawings took a different turn and became the bottom layer for a new series of paintings that feature flowers that are wildly overflowing in pots.
Thank you Carla for inspiring me to move my hands and trust the process 🙂 You are a tremendous artist and gifted teacher.
Thrilled to be among so many talented folks in the Autumn 2015 issue 🙂 Catt Kerr, Lynne Perrella, Sharon Payne Bolton (I love her cover piece) Lori Sparkley Franklin, Olga Siedlecka, Laly Mille (her winged key is divine) Kelli May-Krenz… This is a long list… And there is more!!
Lots and lots of great inspiration, information and artful insights. Check it out, on newsstands Sept 1. Yay!!!!
A special thank you to editor Jana Holstein, who is a dream to work with. Jana you are funny, kind and you always put together a gorgeous magazine:)
I’m excited to be a featured artist for Art to the 5th’s Documented Life Project
This weeks challenge asks us to use ephemera, old photos and to focus on memories.
Our Prompt quote is by the very popular singer, songwriter Jim Croce, “All that I have are these to remember you. ”
Of course, I do LOVE an old photo and some fabulous found paper, so I set about to build a small flower bouquet of family members, held by a sprite of a young gal.
Here are some photos of my process, see if you can spot the finished piece 🙂
My supplies for this challenge include: gloss medium by Liquitex, acrylic paint, white, red, raw umber for a wash, pencil, found images, old maps, pages from old magazines.
I started by laying down collage bits, chose my “hero” image, added more photos for small flowers, edited with white paint, smudged with pencil around the edges of my collages and tied it all together with small taps of color 🙂
Thanks to everyone at Arttothe5th.com for inviting me to play! I really had a blast with this challenge 🙂 great prompts!
Ah haaaa!! So the little paper stars have some new friends 🙂 some stripes made from vintage photographs, and some stripes made from old quilts.
This new mixed media piece I’m working on was recently commissioned based on another flag I did a few years ago. Here are a few images 🙂
Here is the original 4×8 foot Flag named “Democracy.”
This piece now lives happily in a lovely little bed and breakfast in an old firehouse in Harvard Square.
Happy Forth of July wishes to you!