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…

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…

Monday Blues? Let’s get Creative!

Got the Monday blues? Try starting your day with something creative!  Nothing dispels the blues like color. Create a background in your journal that you can write upon. Make it colorful, and yes, you can still use blue! Psychologists have studied the use of color and art in therapy and have discovered that it can…