Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sounds easy, Right?
Not so much...With the realities of everyday life and So many things that can get in the way. So, how can we create something everyday?
For myself, the following tips seem to help me in carving out some creative time.
* Create a Designated Space for Creating
My studio space is in the "dining room."
* Start Small...even 10 Minutes a Day to work on Creating...can get Your Creative Juices Flowing
* Find Your Inspiration!...Where Do You Find Yours?
*Set a Goal...
Maybe you will finish five small drawings in two weeks...Or One Painting in a month...Working a little bit each day.
A Work in Progress
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono
I would love to hear about your creative process...please feel free to leave comments on this blog.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I am up to 59 Art Houses today!
Some days I feel that this project is becoming tedious and I wonder how and if I will be able to paint ALL 183 houses...I must be crazy! But each day I complete a house and post it here on my blog, I feel so happy that I created art for the day and it helps me to continue to push myself in regards to my art. I also stay focused in knowing how much fun it will be to share these houses in the final show and to have them hanging in homes around the world (I can dream big:)
This little yellow house was my first house in my art challenge. It has been sold in my pre sales and will be going to a new home after my art show when all 183 paintings are completed...sometime this winter.
I am thinking that this yellow house may turn into a series at some point in this project. More yellow houses will be fun. This house was done with a process using a hard molding paste and a hand made paper stencil. This technique creates a semi - relief effect. I really like the texture this creates.
I am thinking - more yellow houses with this technique in a variety of sizes.
Check back to see more!
"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. " --Marc Chagall
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A Painted House A Day
Garden Cottage 3
April 30th, 2014
"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would greet it in a garden. "
I have painted three art houses in the Garden Cottage Series. I think this series may go on for a while...I am enjoying it and find that I am needing to write my many ideas down. I am posting all three Garden Cottage houses together.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
A Painted House A Day
April 27th, 2014
I couldn't find a qoute I liked about "home," to go with this Art House.
But this qoute sums it up for me of why I am doing this project, A Painted House A Day.
"You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don't have to be. Just create to create.
Create to learn a bit more about yourself. " --Frederick Terral