As I sit in front of a white blank page, wondering what to create next. I will just draw myself questioning myself, while I create myself….. My head hurts just thinking about it.
Do the things that bring you joy and fills your soul. Create your moments!
This image and the words were on my mind for days, I decided to draw it out and let it flow onto the page.
Illustration: Watercolor and pen on Canson 140 lb paper
Ideas are most welcome when they appear unannounced. When that creative idea makes a visit I pay attention, because if I ignore the visitor, it will taunt and haunt me all day.
This quick little illustration came about when I participated in the Deepak/Oprah 21 day guided meditation challenge. As I meditated on releasing negativity, an image appeared and stuck with me. I did my best to portray my version of letting go. Holding on to stuff internally, whether anger, negativity, old wounds will keep us chained, hold us back from from a vibrant healthy life.
Open up, let it out and be light.
Watercolor, pen on paper
Process from start to finish.
Having a little fun.. Painting process from start to finish.
-Watercolor and marker on paper –
*Music: Ingrid Michaelson – Sort Of
The stages of my painting. The inspiration for this one came from a walk in my neighborhood, I was drawn to this gritty old house and stormy clouds above. I took a photograph and later decided to paint it.
This is the photograph that inspired me, I did tweak the image to adjust to my composition and style of painting.
A spur of the moment invitation on Valentine’s Day, led to a warm adventure on a cold day. We met with our friends at Bernard Katz glass studio, they shared in the glass process, gave a little demonstration and then we tried it out for ourselves. I will take you on a little visual journey..
Safety demonstration of course.
The rods were placed in a furnace and dipped in molten glass. After the rods were removed from the heat, it went through a little water bath so we could hold the rod. Then the fun part, twirling the hot glass and stretching it out to make a form.
Letting gravity do most of the work
After a small demonstration of the sculpting tools, we tried working the glass. Very hot stuff! The temperature ranged over 1000 degree fahrenheit but the kiddo was not afraid to sculpt the molten glass.
Glass sculpting bench and tools
The glass had to be reheated often as it began to cool down during the process.
Attempting to sculpt a flower
Samples of our finished pieces after a day of cooling.
Not bad for our first time!
You can watch the professionals in action. This short video will demonstrate the glass blowing process.
Slicing and dicing my way to something new. Inspired by my old seashell frame I decided to have a little fun experimenting with recycled material, and reusing my old watercolor art.
Recycled material: Heavy weight cardboard, picture frame (no glass) decorative paper and my watercolor art.
Chopping things up is very therapeutic.. My art in pieces!
Placed decorative paper on the cardboard, after playing with the placement of the art I adhered the pieces to the board. Washes of paint were added to the background and I coated everything with clear matte mod podge to seal it. The final result.
Shaking up my day this morning getting out of my little studio to meet up with a friend. It was perfect weather to be out and about today. I headed to a local cafe for a good cup of cafe mocha and to enjoy some engaging conversation. Afterwards I was inspired to create this little doodle.
Cookie cat was patiently waiting for my return.