Remember connecting the dots with a pencil to form a picture as a child? Well, this exercise was a little like that for me.
The exception was starting with watercolor circles and splatters like this example:
And then drawing a face on top of the dots!
I used a photo in a magazine as my reference and this “Queen of Imagination” appeared… almost magically, like connecting the dots as a child!
Perhaps you remember my earlier experiments with this idea. If not, you can find them here.
Wishing you the JOY of creating art with childlike discovery!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged childhood memories, Colorful, connect the dots, creative play, discovery, drawing, faces, fun, imagination, mixed media art, pan pastels, paper collage, watercolor
I was singing a song of praise this morning with the rest of the congregation, when a young child – probably about the age of three, started pirouetting in the front of the church.
As the musicians played and we sat in our chairs, this child twirled around in a circle like a fairy trying out her new wings – a little off balance and yet so full of promise.
Her cotton white skirt filled with air as her budding arms arched over her pixie haircut and a slight joyful smile touched her innocent lips. Every now and then she would give a short skipping jump with her soft leather shoes.
I envied her carefree spirit. She wasn’t aware that she was the only one spinning in circles on this warm Spring day. She was content dancing to her own rhythm.
I wished that I had the ability to dance or create art with so much freedom of expression! And then I remembered that I do have that liberty – I am the one who chooses how to dance to this rhythm called life. I have the ability to twirl and spin! I can fling paint around on a canvas creating an abstract or delicately paint the magical wings of a fairy. It is my choice!
And so I have decided to spread my fairy wings and fly high above the trees! I choose to dip and dive into my paints and move beyond birds as my focus on my blog.
I have created a bird a day for 137 days this year and over 101 days in 2014. This equals 238 days of flying feathers, colorful nests and real and imaginary birds! I want to continue creating art every day but widen my focus to the world around me. I have learned a great deal about birds and will continue my study of them – just not every day.
Like creating this party outfit for Fairy Daisy:
Life is a celebration! And I’m ready for a new dance! I hope you will continue to join me on my artistic journey of discovery.
Posted in Art, Fairies
Tagged Art, black micron pen, color pencils, dance, discovery, Fairies, fantasy, flowers, Gelli-Prints, gouache, happy, imaginary, joy, watercolor, wings