Cause a Disruption!
Our aim today is to create using all different materials, techniques and styles than what we are used to. I decided, in the very limited time I had this evening, to just go for it. My disruptive brief for myself was...
Gotta be happy with that!
Now off to deal with the disruption caused by me painting when there's a thousand other things to be done!
Thank you Flora for pushing me to paint outside my comfort zone.. it's kinda cool out here :)
I was oblivious to this fact but after today I don't think I'll ever forget it or to make time for my regular Artist Date. I had sooooo much fun!!! A few months ago I blogged about a Liquitex workshop I did where I fell in love with their Pouring Medium product. I purchased some and couldn't wait to get home to play. Of course that didn't happen... until today. Check this out....
1. Gather my supplies... canvas panel (I used an old one), acrylic inks, pouring medium, container, alfoil. I made 8 little alfoil cups to go in the container, one for each colour ink.
2. Mix some pouring medium with about 10 drops of ink and begin pouring one colour at a time over the canvas until the surface is covered.
3. Sit back and watch the magic unfold as the medium takes on a life of it's own, slowly moving and spilling over the edge before settling into place. This can take hours.
This is an hour later...
How good is that!!! You can't really tell but the medium is super glossy.. its just beautiful! I will post the finished masterpiece when it's done :)
Thank you a gazillion Flora and Julia for taking me on my very first Artist Date... I had fun xx
I remember reading that when two like minds get together for a cause it more than doubles the potential between them. Infact it is multiplied enormously and creative ideas begin flowing freely... we've all been a part of that experience, whether it's with hubby deciding how to renovate the kitchen, colleagues at work, a P&C fundraiser, or friends chatting about how to help another. Two minds are definitely way way way better than one.
So anyways... I really want to collaborate. I want to find like minded people and create something big. Something amazing that will make a difference. It's on my to do list and I plan to make it happen one day.
And thank you Flora for reminding me of the importance of and encouraging me to collaborate and share my gifts with others.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
I had soooo much fun this afternoon looking for Flora's subject matter and trying to get the perfect shot. Here's my attempts...
1. Explore shadows and light.
2. Find complimentary colours.
5. Something you love
6. Look up. What do you see?
7. Look down. What do you see?
So so much fun! Thank you Flora. You've helped bring the happy back into my snaps.
Your Life In Lines
So today has been a good test for me. Armed with Flora's words of encouragement... "Remember, the point of this exercise is to gather inspiration and practice SEEING. You cannot do this the wrong way. Your way is perfect. Enjoy." a pencil and some brand new pastels I've got no idea how to use, I created these....
And this is what I threw together with my pastels. I've actually had them for years but never even opened the box. I've never used pastels before so there was a good reason to dig them out tonight. Again I looked around for something to draw. I needed something quick, spontaneous (it's getting late), what's in the fridge. a strawberry it is. I do love strawberry's.
Delicious don't you think?
So there we are. Not sure I filled the brief exactly but I did have fun so I guess my way is perfect!
Thanks Flora for pushing me to do the things I may never have done otherwise.
Other sensual delights would include the sea air, strawberry's, encouraging words and loving whispers, painting in the zone, trees, an open fire, a beautiful sunset. And of course someone to share these with would be nice :)
Mmmmm... love love love!!!
Thank you Flora : )
Your Creative Manifesto
A manifesto is a 'public declaration of policy and aims'. Like a mission statement for your life. Here is my Creative Manifesto...
I live, I breath, I create. My art is my passion. It fosters my creative dreams and gives rise to my innermost ambitions. It is a nurturing playground for my courage and a safe outlet for my cares. My art is the place I go to in order to thrive and survive in this lifetime. I feel truly blessed and honored to have been given this wonderful creative gift. It is my hearts desire to continue learning and growing and to develop the skills I need so that through it I can bring light, bright and love into the world.
Thank you Flora.. now I have my heart and sole in a paragraph : )
Move Your Body
I know without a doubt the benefits of exercising are enormous for me. I know when I exercise I am lighter, brighter, calmer and cleverer. It lifts me up and everything is easier and more fun. I know I must make time for it. I want to. I try to. This morning was the first time in well over a week. "I'll fit it in tomorrow" is my daily mantra. Then guilt sets in and motivation out.
Sooo... today's prompt has prompted me to set a plan for my exercise. And a reward of course!
That's my plan. I'm very excited and can't wait to get my new outfit and try on all the other great benefits... should be looking and feeling good for my big 50 birthday bash late October. That's the plan Stan!
Oh look.. tomorrows Sunday... rest day. Planned that well :)
Thank you Flora for inspiring me to prioritise and find time to exercise my mind and body.
PS. This version of this song is my very fave atm... gets my body (and mind) moving in all directions every time!!!
Sometimes we have to find a way to some how just let it go.