“If you don’t feel foolish the first time you try something new, you probably aren’t doing it right.” ― Kara Timmins, Eloy’s Discovery
I ran across this quote today and I find it a good reminder. So many people think they should pick up a paintbrush and have it become a Magic Wand! Sorry, that doesn’t happen. Unless you are Bob Ross, and let’s face it, how many Bos Ross’ are in the world?
So be easy on yourself, be kind to yourself, and start. Start ANYTHING. I heard another good piece of advise this morning, the world NEEDS art. Why does it? Well, apparently the opposite of depression is play. And art is play, so it can lessen a depression.
Here’s something that I hope will cheer you up… I painted this pumpkin with alcohol ink, and sized it so it will fit on Either your Laptop background OR phone for Wallpaper! Go ahead and download it, it’s my gift to you, Oh and it has an October Calendar on it! No APP needed!
Grab a friend and make some art! I got together with a friend to try a new process and had the best time! That is how I ended up making these!
They are all on ceramic tile… 2 of the are 4×4″ and the other is a rectangular ‘subway tile’ . They look even better in person!
Playing is the only way you find new things! I encourage it! And if you don’t have supplies… come to one of my classes and try the new things there. This is actually on the schedule now for Oct 1st – it was so much fun I just have to share it!
Well, I stopped for the week! I had signed up for a workshop that was daily just to get my brain in a new place… that it did!… I don’t see this as my permanent style, but it was fun to create.. and it allowed my mind to wander a bit and come up with new classes I wanted to add to my offerings! YAY… so sometimes… mindless work is healthy!
So I will be adding some more Paper Making classes, along with a Mixed Media with a project to USE the paper we make in the 1st class! It takes a couple days to dry so I’ll probably space the out a week or 2 apart…
I also have some Gelli printing on Fabric classes I want to put out there. That is SO much fun!, and then some greeting cards made from gelli printed papers as well! There are just all kinds of ideas rolling around in my head!
But I really just wanted to touch base with you and let you know I’m still here… and have to watch for the new classes on THIS PAGE.