Yesterday I posted about Dada art and letting the idea take oer. Today my reading continues with the same topic. Let it be means you let go of everything else. Let go of what you know and go. My intention was improving my drawing and hand lettering. A floral arrangement on the wall gave me an idea. As I drew the idea kept growing. I followed. Don’t manipulate the tools. Let the tools work through you.
Your work is a gift and when you recognize this magic happens. Words from another artist.
Let go. Let the idea take you where it will. Start. The talk of artists these days. Great ones too. Yes simple shapes. Dada art. The idea is that everything is art. Nature is one big masterpiece. When we create we just have to create. Let it be. I chose the paper with a candy store pattern. Then cut shapes,toss and glue.
I need to get back to me. Not the me I usually carry around but the true me. Creating from my zone. Not the zone of if this wil work. No judging just listening. I want to create more of the work that speaks to me.
Looking at my shop, I see lots of work that speaks to me. Here’s to more of that. There’s a few that don’t.
I’ve been looking at doors, homes, water, art, people, food… beauty from around the world. I love learning about culture. Oh and the dragon bridge in Vietnam. In my next adventure I will be drawing, sketching and writing for a new book Around The World. I may still do a few flowers. SOmething else always comes up.
Here’s to learning how to be a better me by learning about others.
Corita Kent. Yes my collage work here is inspired by Corita. Her work was so simple and relatable. I could have learned so much with her as my teacher. I read her book and I am learning. What am I saying.
One of my favorites. I worked on this Peacock for a few days. I painted the texture with a small flat tree gumball. My inspriation was Eric Carle. I wanted to use color and texture to show the wonderful pattern and color in this world. I painted several texture papers. Then let my eyes choose the color scheme. Good job Thank you for subscribing.
I painted these flowers a few weeks ago. Time flies when you are in peace. This was part of my hand painting floral series. You create a hand fist and stamp with the bottom of your hand. You stamp in a circular motion. The color was all wrong. I kept it in a keep going pile. Sometimes work has an agenda of it’s own. Nothing a little oil pastel and pencil couldn’t fix.
Next week I want to go over my plans for the remainder of the year. Reflect on my work and work on projects, see where my thoughts lead me. Beginning November 1st I begin celebrations and exploring the world. Dia De Los Muertos is a perfect time to start.