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.
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Having a little fun.. Painting process from start to finish.
-Watercolor and marker on paper –
*Music: Ingrid Michaelson – Sort Of
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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.
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Are you falling, caught, uplifted, or maybe swinging around having fun? I would love to know what you perceive from the illustration? Feel free to comment, whatever comes to mind.
-Watercolor, marker, on Canson cold press paper, 140 lb.
Recently I have been painting and drawing intuitively, including this art. This little illustration started with some pencil marks on paper resembling leaves which brought forth this image. No photos involved just my imagination.
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Tree limbs greet the morning haze
sweet cool air dance along the lines
shared spaces with winged creatures
The wind whips me awake, draws me in
I am aware..
I feel comfort..
I whisper thank you..
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I let my imagination run wild and creativity take hold. As a young girl in school I would often drift off to another world, dreaming of imaginary people and places while tuning out the lessons of the day (briefly). Recently I have been fixated on change, imagining something different for myself. So I decided to take a leap, to follow a new path and forge through the unknown. Ready for new adventures.
Go ahead and imagine your own possibilities!
Marker on paper
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“That pesky ghost was playing with my emotions all night.
I will just smile and wish it away.”
Doodling is habit forming. When the pen hits the paper, my eyes glaze over, the mind is in a trance, guided by the ink, wherever it takes me. Words, images start to appear sometimes on repeat and when its over I have something unique.
Pencil and pen on paper #ced2015
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Kicking back on streets of New York
In moments of spontaneity inspiration appears
Exploring the city on foot.
Looking up, the beams on this building seem fit for climbing. Sign appropriate.
The eye catching New Museum, with its unique modern exterior is sandwiched between a neighborhood full of aged buildings. This building is home to new contemporary art, located in lower Manhattan.
The nights are always ablaze.
Inspiration can be found anywhere if you dare to stop and notice…
For more information:
New York City Attractions
Art in New York
Yes we are more than just _ (insert your own thought) Days that let us down, we get caught up with the drama in real time or in our heads. Knowing something is not a good fit for us and not doing enough to change it. A shift within occurs, it all unravels, and we begin to rely on ourselves for answers, we see ourselves for who are and that is ok.
-watercolor, pen on paper
Painting warm happiness on this cold frost day.
Watercolor, pen on paper