Over the past three weeks I have been teaching art in a preschool day camp.  It was fun, exhausting, rejuvenating and at times overwhelming. More than anything, it was stimulating. I could feel my brain regrowing synapses that had long been forgotten and neglected. The experience has given rise to a new perspective on how much I love making art and the inspiration to come up with new ideas is now very present in me.

Here is what I want. I want to make more art, bigger art, more impactful art. I also want to keep plugging away with my pet portrait business and hand made greeting cards, both of which I truly love doing. Having a side job for a few weeks has allowed me to realize that I have PLENTY of time to do it all. I want to show my work again, find a  beautiful place for it to nestle and make work that I am proud of. My bar has been way too low for way too long.

Today I came up with new ideas for greeting cards. Love my pets. Love my cards. Why not combine them?

pet cards

I’d like to come up with designs for different dog breeds as well, but will have to see if I can find a good fit on where to sell them before I go too nutty.

I also worked on a new painting through a Facebook group that gives prompts as you go along. Just to get the juices flowing.

prompt painting

 

I love to follow direction and see where it leads me. I also am doing things that I would have never come up with if left alone with myself. Here are the prompts if you are curious. I am up to 4.

 

Prompt 1: paint your canvas blue

Prompt 2: red orange or coral marks, stamps or letters

Prompt 3: black fine lines, writing, secret messages and sacred marks,,,something meaningful.

Prompt 4: paint 1/3 of your canvas pastel shade of your choice, slightly translucent.

Prompt 5: collage 1/4 of canvas.

Prompt 6: finger paint on 1/3 canvas

Prompt 7: paint symbol of some place you’d like to visit or have been to.

Prompt 8: tape off geometric shapes and paint, let dry, peel off tape…use painters tape so it can peel off easily. Try pin stripe tape from auto store.

Prompt 9: dry brush part or all of you painting.

Prompt 10: add the number of your age in marks…for example, if your 40 then add 40 flowers, circles, or whatever you want.

Prompt 11: add drips and splatters.

Prompt 12: finish it and post!

 

Alrighty. Guess you should be hearing more from me now that I have renewed vigor and my brain is finally firing at full capacity. More soon. xo

 

 

 

 

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