My He(ART)-Full Life

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

playing + the creative process

Everyone is so different when it comes to their creative process...for me, I find that playing is the key to getting my creative juices flowing. This is one of my art journals/altered books that I am working on. I find that I am so much looser in here. There are tons of layers, papers, drips, splatters and textures. It's  such a great way to experiment and just allow my work to come through. I am starting to paint hands difficult for me! I want to capture movement and humanity in them. Lots of tries, covering up and starting overs:) But...there are no mistakes...only paths and beginnings and new ways:)

Also...using lots of inks (acrylics) that I just love to create lush, vibrant colors and layers. I also love mixing inks with regular acrylics to get rich, glowing colors. Love these Caran d'Ache water soluble crayons too. So fun experimenting with art supplies!

Oh! And this is a picture of me and my my birthday dinner last week.  4 years ago this time...I was soooooo pregnant...OMG!!! Her birthday is at the end of this month and I just can't believe how the time has flown. Now...she is so grown up, she ordered her own meal (very decisively, thank you very much!) from the waiter and is poised and confident. Also...I have to buy her pants for a 6 year old now because she just sprouted up!!


Anonymous said...

so beautiful and wise <3 thanks for sharing and congratulations for your beautiful daughter :)

Carin Cullen said...

Love that picture of you and sweet! Playing is definitely part of the creative process for me too. Hands ARE hard, I was drawing a quick sketch for announcing my word of the year the other week and couldn't stop cursing over the hands I decided needed to be in the picture lol. But you'll do so well. It's just a matter of practice and getting out of your comfort zone, right?!