Category: Personal Art
Time for a studio??
As much as I believe that creativity can happen anywhere and in any length of time….I believe there is value in having dedicated chunks of time and space for creating….places that don’t need to be cleaned up and aren’t “in the way” of the rest of life…..a place that provides sanctuary away from the demands…
Today I worked on developing a process for reflecting and designing a line of inquiry for my next research project. I approached it as map making… Islands of inquiry and methodology connected by routes of inquiry methods and surrounded by seas of diverse literature. I’m not a fan of the final result but…
I need to paint….
This week I have not painted at all…. Not ok for me. Such a sad picture of my neglected”studio” space….
Courageous Art Continues
Last Friday night I hosted another Courageous Art event at the Barn art Corban. This was the second one at Corban and I really enjoy end space!! We explored characters in our stories, meaning the story of our life and who the various characters have been in the unfolding of those stories. Protagonists, antagonists, sidekicks,…
Last week I had the BEST time hosting my first ever Reflective Art Retreat for a lovely group of women on the Oregon Coast. “Unfold the Soul: Reflective Art Retreat” was an amazing success, beyond my wildest dreams. I am looking forward to offering many more of these in the (near) future!! We connected, created,…
Study of Silhouettes
I have just finished the 10th piece in the series…..and I LOVE IT!!
Bold Layering: Take 2
The beginning of the session included two freewrites – one reflecting on the painting they’ve been living with, and the other about how they feel about letting it go. Then…we got in the messy of the process…..SO MUCH FUN!!
I wanted to do some playing with recording as well as playing with some new toys I purchased at a local Art Store that was having a sale. I purchased a few Catalyst Blades & Wedges – silicone palette knife type tools that can create patterns in the paint as well as get it on the…
Creating abstract, textured canvas
I have been playing around with recording my artwork process. I have used my iPhone and a DSLR for recording – on a makeshift tripod and a real tripod. This particular piece is one that I did in preparation for the 2nd session of my Fearless Creating: From Safe to Bold class that I’m offering…
Love & Cherry Blossoms
This past weekend I had the joy of leading a small group at church through a painting process focusing on love. I came home with a background that I liked but a foreground picture I wasn’t crazy about, so I set to work making it something that I love. I added a cherry blossom tree…