Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Enough about my disorganization, and commitment to organize my priorities. Right now, my priority is to blog about my most recent "accomplishments!"
The above photo is the beginning (and current state) of my second piece using Mystele's Storytelling method of producing a piece of art. I am in love with Mystele's process of "gut art," and also am so drawn to yellow ochre, what I call teal-ish (blue/green), and red! However, here I used a more 'true' yellow, and a more 'true' light blue and 'fire engine red.' At CHA, I saw Dyan Reaveley demo a technique of using only horizontal and vertical "swipes" of color to form a background, and I chose to use her technique on this background. What a graphic, almost graffiti look this gave! My thought here was to create a "fall-ish" piece," but I'm flexible and will go with this, and the graffiti feel it was taking on inspired the white ink splotches. What I found most interesting was that I created this piece in the "landscape" position, and saw absolutely nothing in the piece to pull out of it, hoping for a tree, or leaves, or something 'fallish" ... until I turned it to the "portrait" position, and voila! Do you see a face here??? I definitely see a chin, and a slanted eye! We'll see where this takes me, as it progresses! It's being placed near the top of my "to-do list!"
Then, keeping with "priorities," I worked on the piece I've been working on for the dear parents expecting their first baby whom is due to arrive any day. As mentioned in my last post, I lost myself in the original sketch, so I ran with a new idea. I learned that the textiles being used in the nursery have a "nautical" theme, with sea turtles, fish, etc., in blues, greens and a touch a yellow. SO, immediately I thought "why not do a beach scene instead?"
Lastly, I posted about my day of artsy-ness with my two nieces from our day together approximately two weeks ago, but didn't take any photos of our time together, and the art they created that day. My niece has provided me with a photo of the masterpiece my nine-year-old great-niece created that day, and I can share it with you now!
Speaking of time, I suppose I need to get busy now, and work on completing my piece for the proud parents, as I will meet with Mom at 4 o'clock today ... six hours to go!
Wishing each of you more time than you could ever imagine, to do all that you wish to do, on this day and always. Until we meet again, may all your wishes come true, may you have good health, and may you feel the light that surrounds you in each and every moment! Each of you provide me with so much 'light,' inspiration and happiness, each and every time I hear from you ~~ thank you for being a part of my world! Happy Day and Happy Creating to each of you ~~ Jeanne
Posted by Jeanne Nelson at 8/24/2010 09:40:00 AM