I thought I had this one in the bag right off the bat. When Sally Russick’s prompt arrived last Saturday I had to smile at the picture she used since it was so close, in theme, to ones I had been taking just hours before. What serendipidy! Immediately I had a plan. You see the prompt was to go and create some art – any art. That morning I had tried to capture some pictures of Averleigh painting, which is a new medium for her. I like this one where she is swapping the brush from her left to right hand. I don’t think she has decided yet (see paint on both sides) but there seems to be a left preference.
I thought, great I’ll grab the white crayon that I usually hide since it “doesn’t work” and frustrates the hell out of her. I’ll show her how you can use it as a resist. I tried the next three days running to sit with her and paint and she was not interested in sharing her space with me in this way. No way, no how.
I can respect that. I let the artist have her space. So far every painting has started in the same shade of blue, girl after my own heart she is. I could have created my own watercolour but I didn’t want to use her paints without her as surely she would know.
Thankfully, mid week I was inspired to try some polymer headpin making again. Not what I had in mind to share for this project today, but I did get in the groove and move to making these not-sure-what-to-call-them-yet beads. Do you feel that shift creating? That switch in the tracks, moving from left-brained planning to just right-brained making, do you know the one I mean? I can’t always feel it switch over but sometimes I’ll look up and realize I’m far from where I began and I’m not sure quite how I got there. [side effect – I never write down a colour recipe or steps of a made-up technique]
Join me in heading over to Sally’s blog to see the art that everyone has been creating.