hump day happy

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 18: DRIP Drip some paint on your chosen surface Write a letter to someone dripping with sarcasm Let some glitter drip from its jar onto a really gluey area of your project Drip india ink intentionally from a quill, obscuring some words written There are many ways to use this…

pushing past

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 17: PATTERN I started out this morning a little concerned about where this was all going. Have you been there? That place where you are absolutely sure you are the least creative person on the planet? We all have had those moments. …and today’s prompt isn’t really helping. I love…

seeing art in unusual places

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 16: BRUSH Happy Monday Creatives! Monday’s are always my favorite art days.  Heading into a new week, the days feel so full of possibility, and today is no exception. There are many directions I could have gone with today’s prompt. A beeswax collage had occurred to me as you would…

note to self:

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 13: SHINE   Even those with the gift of encouragement occasionally need to receive it. Giving of words, time, and self can be a huge drain and if we don’t fill up every now and then, there won’t be anything left to give. It’s great if that encouragement comes from…

thinking INSIDE the box

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 12: BOX Great things often come in boxes. We receive gifts in them, pack up memories and sometimes use them to elevate something.  More often than not, we like what the boxes contain, and this is no exception. Creating a box around the outside of a picture or painting, helps…

adding old to create something new

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 11: VINTAGE I’ve been looking through old photographs lately.  They are of my parents from before I was born. Like OLD! I just love the patina they have gotten from years in books and boxes. The yellowing is particularly my favorite. It a story of age and history that the…

shaping your creative story…

  Daily Creative Prompt ~ October: TRIANGLE Have you ever just sat and looked at the world around you? Everything you see can be simplified into basic shapes. Circle, square, oval, triangle, rectangle…they all make an appearance in the order of life. Many of the figure drawing books that are out there use these basic…

the story of abstract

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 9: ABSTRACT There is nothing like the word ABSTRACT to strike fear in the heart of many an artist. The reason is that it is so subjective. We are often looking for definite’s in life, as well as our art. Something real that we can sink our teeth into. Something…

thoughts and art….

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 6: SCRIBBLE Here we are on the last day of our mixed media prompts…for this project anyway 😉 Scribble is right up there with messy for me.  I tend to think that it belongs on the first day of the project. But maybe the unexpected is just what we need…

Creativity Is Messy

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 5: MESSY Messy, hmmmm Isn’t it already a big hot mess?  There are several ways that I could have approached this prompt. I could have… …written all over the black areas of the picture in a white signo gel pen…that would have made it messy-er. …cut it all up into…

Why struggle helps us to GROW

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 4: GROW There are days that art is a struggle. That day when nothing makes sense, your muse is still on vacation, and it is an effort just to pick up a pen or brush. Today…. ….is one of those days! Maybe it is because I’m a bit out of…

When opposition is used to great effect

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 3: OPPOSITE   I cannot lie…. Today’s prompt kinda threw me for a loop.  I had this picture of a beautiful peacock plume in my head after yesterday’s fluid experience.  I planned and schemed how I would make that beautifully moving color into a majestic bird using various mixed media…