the Story of ABSTRACTION

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 finite’s in life, as well as our art. Something real that we can sink our teeth into. Something to say “hey this is who I…

Wonder-ing

Friday’s prompt has been added! see the bottom of the page :)This is the last for this week ~ have fun creating! 2018 is getting me – ALREADY! Despite all of my preparations, organization, inspiration and all of the other ‘tions’ possible….I just can’t seem to get motivated to start.  Maybe it is the weather?…

working small for big results

52 projects: Creative prompts for a creative life – week #10 ~ Oct. 30-Nov.3 ~ Week 10 Yo!! I have to be honest, long term commitments have never been easy for me. (shhhh! Don’t tell my husband 🙂 For instance, I love handmade quilts. The patterns amaze me, and I just love to place them…

Daily Creative Prompts: week #9

Daily Creative Prompts ~ October 23-27 As promised, here we are in week #9 of 52 projects: Creative prompts for a creative life Here are the 5 prompts for this week to be used daily in an effort to keep yourself working creatively: WATER NEUTRAL HIDE CONTRAST SING These can be interpreted in whatever way…

Sacred Grounds -the foundations of art

The elevator stopped with a jolt. Ground floor…or so I thought. The door opened and the scene before me didn’t register for a moment. I wanted to go the front desk of the hotel that I was staying at in Germany, but that was not what had appeared before me. Funny how something as simple…

when your dance gets ugly

  Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 20: DANCE Dancing isn’t really my gig.  In the formal sense of the word anyway. But we can also dance with joy in our spirits …dance our paintbrushes across a page …and it can also be used to describe something that you are doing, a project that you are…

the poetry of color

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 19: INDIGO As a color, INDIGO is among one of my favorites. It has a depth to it that poets write about. Depending on who you are, INDIGO could summon thoughts of unusual children with supernatural traits. Or maybe it puts you in a certain mindset. In color psychology, INDIGO…

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…

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…

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…