The Art of Life
Photobucket I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed. Photobucket

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Fly

~~I mentioned Kal yesterday. She is an awesome artist with what she calls a "bullet-proof positive attitude." I love that! I just about fainted when I saw that she had put a link to me in her post yesterday. And she gave me a wonderful compliment by saying that I have "one-of-a-kind style." Truly it just made my day!
~~Yesterday was her "Pencil Crayon Playground" and the challenge was to loosen up and create art for fun. My style is usually very tightly rendered and detailed. I've tried other ways but I really think it is just part of who I am. So it was a challenge to loosen up, let go and just have fun with the pencils. I kept having to tell my inner critic to "go sit in the corner!" But the more I worked on it, the more fun I had. Sierra, my 5 year old, made her own little artwork right beside me. I was watching her happily gluing pom-poms, pipe cleaners, and wiggly eyeballs to her drawings. I just reveled in her pure creative joy. I didn't think my finished product turned out too bad either and it was great to actually finish a piece in an afternoon.
~~This afternoon I worked some on my Ballerina piece and, you know, I really think that just having fun and being creative yesterday helped me. I definitely was working faster and just trusting my insticts. Wow! I'm going to have to do that more often.
Thanks Kal!


1 comment:

Kal said...

You. Are. Welcome.

I love it. I love that your drawing looks loose and free. I love that it got your creative juices flowing and if the juices are flowing - the art is good. Go.