Thursday, 13 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

How unique to this human experience that we all just wish to be the most important thing on Earth to someone else. - Tyler Knott Gregson

I hope you're someone's most important thing today and every day.

Here's a free printable valentine I created just for you.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Finding My Style

Did I find it? Or has it found me?

This week I went absolutely mad painting and creating. The 'what shall I create' is gone (for now) and I can't get the paint down fast enough. I created at least 10 pieces despite the fact that I work 4 days a week. Adults did not get fed.

Mindy's video on the artstronauts is what pushed me. It made me see what I like in her work in particular (but in other artist's too) and for the first time be able to articulate it, replicate it and have the skills to bend it to my own way of doing things.

These are the things I love

Transparent water media (distress stains, water colour, tombow markers).
Quinacridone colours (transparent)
Gesso (transparent again)
Texture stamps (on paper = opaque, on the piece = transparent)
Neon (we aleady knew that!)
Tissue paper (transparent again)
Glimmer mists (glitter AND transparent)
Washi tape (transparent)
Prismacolor pencils (transparent the way I use them)
Layers (transparent)

Are you seeing the theme? :-)

What realising this has done is given me a way to create a background (which I always struggled with) that has all the things I love in it so I can concentrate on improving my drawing/painting skills. And my work has a cohesiveness that was missing before.