When she’s 4 feet tall….
My new friend. I made her this week.
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” ~ Oscar Wilde
This gallery contains 4 photos.
In 2012, I started painting. I’ve always had a love for drawing and art but, until this past year, I had never attempted painting. I was too afraid. One day, my husband brought home a giant piece of wood, salvaged from the dumpster at work. A 2′ x 4′ empty piece of (very heavy) wooden […]
Starting with a blank sheet of paper, sketching out an idea, and bringing that idea to life on a canvas is such a great experience, for me.
I always start with a definite idea (with my initial sketch) but, once I start adding colors, textures, swirls and strokes, I just let my mind go where it wants to go. Totally unplanned. So, in a way, it’s always a surprise to me (my art), once it’s finished. Each of my little ladies takes on her own unique expression and life. It’s like I’ve created a new friend each time I finish one.
Happy Thursday, everybody!
“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, I purchased a gessoed artist board from Hobby Lobby. So much better working on this board than the usual paper I’ve been playing with. Amazing what a difference a nice surface can make. 😉 Who knew?
So, here’s the evolution of my VIRGINia Woolf.
*Did you know the starfish is symbolic of the Virgin Mary and can also represent guidance, intuition and inspiration? Again, who knew?