Monday, January 27, 2020

New Year, New Intentions

Inspiration Board

One of the first things I was asked to do when I began the Creative Visionary Program with Nick Wilton of Art2Life was to create an Inspiration Board.  This is the one I did which shows what inspires me as I go around living life. 

Broad expanses.
Gates and doors.
Pattern. Repetition.
Color, always color.
Photography and sketchbooks to document the journey.

Painting broad expanses is a struggle for me but I will persevere. I instinctively go for the detail, probably the influence of all those years doing embroidery with thousands upon thousands of small meticulous stitches.

I entered the three-month workshop in the spring with the intention to consciously use this board to inform the work I created.  Sometimes it was successful, sometimes I simply needed to dig deeper to figure out a new way to do things. 

Come in the Back Gate.  Sold.
The big success for me has been the growth in how I approach my work and the confidence I've gained.  I'm figuring out how to add direct painting to collage, to add collage to paintings. Such great fun.

I'm continuing with CVP and have signed up for another year of working with Nick and his team, which brings me to giving you notice about an Art2Life workshop, a FREE video workshop in 4 parts taught by Nick. It begins on Valentine's Day, February 14.  Sign up by clicking here.

I'm planning to have an Open Studio and Sale soon, probably in March. Work is accumulating and there's sure to be something for your walls. I'll let you know when you can come to see BOTH of my studios, the one that took over the master bedroom and the one in the garage.

That's plenty about me and my art journey. I sure would like to hear from each of you. There's a comment area below where you can send me a report from your corner of the world.

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