Here are my thoughts and ramblings about my life as an artist. Whatever endeavor I take on, the creative process is a unique journey to discover wondrous hidden treasures bubbling my soul. Each painting, each photograph has its own challenges. The learning process and evolution is a continuous journey, but one that brings me much joy.
The explorations of creativity are fascinating and fulfilling. I hope you enjoy and find inspiration of your own.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Changing wall décor to combat the blah of the season
The other day Nan made a comment about the lack of
color of the season. We’ve talked about this often, how the late winter and
early spring are so blah and colorless. The pretty snow is now dirty and the
debris from trees litters the ground making it all messy looking.
A light bulb went on in my brain. My charcoal drawings
kind of match the landscape out my window. Hmmm, I have a lot of colorful
photos that came back from various shows and I haven’t decided what to do with
them. Hey! Why don’t I swap the photos with the drawings?
I took the drawings from the wall and packed them in
foam pouches. Each was replaced with a colorful, vibrant photograph. Wow, what
a difference! I like my drawings, but putting these bright images on the wall
really changes the demeanor of the rooms. I can’t wait to do up more photos to
replace the rest of the drawings.
Does that mean I won’t be doing any more charcoal
drawings? No, they definitely have a place in my art life. It’s just right now
I want more color.
And speaking about photos, I’m still in a dilemma on
how to do the picture book about my trip. There are so many awesome pictures.
What am I going to do with them? I want others to share my experience. I’ll
figure it out somehow.