This week I had a friend ask me "How do you have time for art?" I pondered this for a day or so and emailed her various ways I create art. First of all, I keep a journal with me at all times. It is filled with some of my best small pieces. I doodle at my desk daily. I throw nothing away unless I really don't like it. I never know if some of that may be used in another piece of art months later. For instance, I stamped with saran wrap and blue ink almost a full page on my doodle pad. I didn't use it until I was making fish for VBS. That one piece made several fish. Some of my prettiest fish which was placed on a photo of Elisa's pool. So cool.
Yesterday I had a left over piece of seran wrap from lunch. I have 3 micropore ink pads in blue, red & black. I folded a piece of paper like a card. I used the blue ink 1st. When I overlapped the stamping of the saran wrap, it formed a pattern. I saw sunshine rays so I used a pretty yellow highlighter than looks like a goldenrod color. I colored almost all of the center of the sun itself, but left the bottom part white to represent the white hot heat or the blinding brilliance. I filled in the parts that looked like rays flowing outward. Of course going over the blue ink turned it green, but that was ok too. It was just an experiment anyway. I got the red pad out and put one single strand to represent the red intense hottness of the sun. It made it pop. So now I have 4 primary colors - blue, yellow, green and red plus the white in the background. No one else may see it as the sun, but that is how I see it. The eyes of the beholder. It is very abstract which is just fine with me. It only took a matter of minutes as a lot of my art does. It may not be a Picasso, and no one may buy it, but it is still creating art. That is how I have time for it. It calls to me and it must be done. Just looking at it makes me feel good. I love the colors. I love that I created a piece of art yesterday.
I guess I never think about making time for art because art just seems to make time for me. You may quote me on that!LOL
I did not take a picture of this yet.I forgot to take it to Walmart to make a print of it also. Sorry for no pics again. One of these days...