I made a list this morning, trying to be more productive with my time here at home.
I actually put blogging on the list so I would add some art today and so I would do a SoulCollage reading and put it on soulspeak.
I've also been trying to catch up on reading blogs and commenting. I learn so much from all of you!
Ok. So, here's some art. (that may be a stretch lol)
I made the doll a couple of weeks ago. I had one I had started and didn't like and it had just been lying around. So I painted and collaged it and gave it a face. Now I love it, though it is quite small. It's hanging in our living room. I can't seem to give it up. His message is "Love Without Limit."
I've been so inspired by the Art videos on YouTube, particularly on Art Journaling, so I've spent a couple of days just doing fun art for myself, purely for the pleasure of doing it. These two are collages on cardboard. I thought Violette's video
was so much fun. She just took stuff from her pocket: receipts, candy wrappers and stuff and glued them down and painted over them. I decided to try that, too, just grabbing stuff from my pockets and junk drawers. It was a lot of fun and gave interesting texture.
The last pic is another page in my art journal. The journal pages are relatively small, so it's a nice project to do in the evenings with leftover paint and stuff.
Gesso is my friend.
Sometimes it's just fun to play with paints and glue and papers with no direction. I think it's really good for us to realize that we can trust our own creativity. Sometimes my favorite pieces come about because I messed up and was forced to go in a different direction. I feel more free to do that when I'm just playing but then I learn to trust it even when I'm doing something I plan to sell.
It's a good life lesson, too. We need to learn to trust our intuition.
Be sure to visit YouTube.
and a host of other wonderful artists have great tips, encouragement and fun. Watching them always gets me in the mood to create something!
Much love to all of you, my friends.