Friday, 30 September 2016

Fearless Art

I'm featuring an art process featured in Lifebook 2016 by Annie Hamman called Fearless Art.
I chose a picture from a magazine and started from there, creating a portrait.

As a part of one of the Lifebook 2016 exercises/prompts, you are to create a basic portrait then allow a child to come and add to it (which will feel like messing it all up) and then must try to incorporate the elements as best as possible and add to them to create your painting.

Unfortunately, I didn't take pics along the way, but this is how it ended up...

She is some sort of mystical creature, with a flower in her hair, a feather hanging from her nose ring, stars for freckles, and choker featuring a giant green stone around her neck.

This was a great exercise! It's hard to let go of the outcome when you create art, and this forces you, it forces you to allow influences into your painting that change the entire end result. It forces you to let go of realism and attachment and view the world a little more as children do, without the boundaries that keep one inside the box. It creates art that is more about the process of art making than the finished image.

I didn't have a child around at the time, so a friend of mine who does not consider himself artistic, came to the rescue and agreed to "mess up" my painting for me.

I will be trying this with a child soon and show you what comes of it. I'm very interested to see the difference! 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Moonlight Sauna

Another piece from my Art Journal.

 I re-use an old voice coaching book from my brother-in-law. He has gifts me a wealth of old music related books that I scribble and release my worries into, or use as pieces in my mixed media art.

I took three pictures in different lighting, the one below is most true to the original.

However, here it is in a different darker lighting, and I think it looks cool too, with the silver pen shining on the edges of the women.

My friends and I coming out of the sauna into the fresh air to cool off on my friend's land, and are surprised to find a big giant moon shining down on us!

Here She is

A great moment in time ♥

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Aurora Borealis camp

A piece I created in my Art Journal last year, women dancing by the campfire.

 Something I created after a weekend at Long Lake Provincial Park with some truly amazing souls. A gorgeous little place that was equipped with cabins that had these tiny little wood stoves, so cute!

A lovely lake, beavers abounding, serene and so rejuvenating.