Creativity is the spark behind the veil that covers our true nature.
Sometimes You Just Have to Let the Art Out!
Well, I've winterized the RV (sniffle), now it's time to finish painting the kitchen cabinets and put the finishing touches on the remaining house renos. I confess that I was a terrible neighbour this summer, instead of taking care of the yard, we were playing with our new RV. I've actually got weeds in my flower beds that are taller than the grandkids! But, sometimes you just got to let the art out! I completed 4 different series this summer while I was on the road:
Campfire Stories Series
These 5" x 5" tiles were inspired by the many hours spent gazing into the coals of various campfires. I was challenged by the desire to convey that smouldering, hot essence of the fires while trying to capture the outer cooling ashes, and feathery spent wood. I've titled them: Smoulder, Romulan, Firedue, and Campfire Stories.
Road Trip Series
These four mixed media pieces belong to the "Road Trip" series. They're 5 inch square tiles, that feature watercolour, pen, ink, and graphite. I've titled them Road Trip, Controlled Burn, The Red Eye Back to Devon, and Country Quilt. The Inspiration for these came from our own summer road trip through Alberta, Saskatchewan, and back again.
Twisted Heart Series
These four mixed media pieces belong to a series that I call "Twisted Heart". They're 3 inch square tiles, that feature watercolour, pen, ink, and graphite. I've titled them Kitty Yoga, Twisted Heart, Comet, and Current. The Inspiration for these came from Eni Okens Tutorial "Twisted Ropes", so if you'd like to try out this style, visit her website: www.enioken.com.
This series features 5 inch square tiles, that use watercolour, pen, ink, pencil crayons and graphite. I've titled them Iris, I Cry, Dream Catcher, and Feather Flower. The Inspiration for these came from Eni Okens Tutorial "Radial Blossoms", so if you'd like to try out this style, visit her website: www.enioken.com. and join her Art Club to get bi-monthly video tutorials that are packed full of techniques.