I have two piles of collage lettering. This one is the ok pile. The pile I came up with on Saturday was the good pile. Really good. So why I am I showing you the ok pile? Let’s just say the you rock is in the trash. We all have this kind of work. The work that is rarely seen in all it’s imperfections. In creating these I had one plan. Create to let the idea find me. Interestingly, I was listening to a talk with the same idea. The artist talked about having two revision piles. The first is the free to fail idea pile. The second is where you observe and make connections. Wait, Corita Kent taught the same idea.
On second thought, this pile is good. The second is the great pile. I couldn’t have arrived at the great with out the freedom to learn, grow and fail.
Here’s a good example of what work looks like sometimes. Work isn’t perfect. Work is messy. Work is you letting go of what you think it should be. Like life, there is always a plan but at some point the plan changes. The real idea emerges and you only find it when you let go. I am really liking the blue thumbprint flower.
The world series games begin. Two teams want to win. The one who wins will be the one who can powerfully play the game. Play the game with heart. No prize. No millions of fans waiting to ruckus the streets. What’s this game have to do with my creative zone.
Creative for you. For a better you. That’s what creativelyhue is all about. When the pink flower doesn’t work out make amends. Layer with blue. I like the pink that mixed with the blue. Outlining it with a blue pencil makes it come together. Sure I have some cropping to do but…
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.
Years ago I did a food coloring fall tree. It was for an RSP class. I thought I had the images but I deleted them. I should check my backup phone files. I deleted them. Here’s an interesting link. Today I’m going to recreate this project. Only instead of coffee filters and food coloring I’ll be using India ink and tracing paper. Perhaps leaves too. Tracing paper has a different texture and weight than filter paper.
What a great idea! I could use tracing paper for collage. Thick acrylic paint with interesting textures. Adding drops of color to a ceramic plate and then pressing the paper into the paint works great. Eyedropper not so good.
I am grateful for every opportunity that I have to share my art. I welcome many more days. I believe it’s official . I like the name Creatively Hue. I am all about creating for a better you. By the way I keep a collection of all things that insprie my work. Yesterday I added a bunch of Corita Kent work to my hand lettering board. She’s such and inspiration.
I came across a Ginko Tree. What a peaceful color. For these I mixed up acrylic and tempera paint. Warm inviting tones. The tones that help you connect. Used a flat brush to apply flat left and right shapes. Done. I like taking ordinary things and creating beautiful flowers. Still thinking of a name. I’m going to go checkout some creative blogs for ideas. CreativelyHue? Sounds good. There’s a creating for a better you vibe. Ordinary things? Maybe. I feel I should update my shop. I said I wasn’t but I should.
I painted these pumpkins last year? Deep down we know who we are. Yet we play the imposter card. What will they think? But the idea is stupid. I won’t succeed. Not with talk like that you won’t. These pumpkins were inspired by a think.make.share post. The blog does this every year.
You are who you are for a reason. All I know is that I make better art when it comes frome me. In my creative zone there is no doubt, fear, happiness or passion. There’s this need to create. And well, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the fulfilment of knowing others will benefit too.
A few of you have asked or want to leave comments. I don’t display likes or allow comments because my blog is my creative zone. This is my place where I can be free to observe and make. I have so many ideas. Every single piece of art I make brings me closer to my true self. I can only hope it radiates. Have a little fun. What is your favorite color, song, character, book or quote. Decoratae a pumpkin.
On another note I am thinking of a new name. Blue Apple Studio? Observe.Think.Make? (this one just came to me)
Sometimes you paint and it doesn’t go as intended. The easy fix is take what works. Learn, carve out what doesn’t belong. Add the new and you have a beautiful flower. I’ve been doing this a lot lately. Michelangelo said it best:
In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.
I know this is a simple example but there have been times when the idea gets lost. I paint layer on layer and occasionally magic happens. Out of nowhere I have an idea that I can use. I simply bring it into the computer. Mnimally revise and done. Plus all of my work is scanned and saved digitally. I can easily use it as artwork for the shop, blog and client work.
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The days are geting shorter. Summer weather is taking its time. All the more reason to long for sweater days and fall nights. Is there ever a winter in Los Angeles?
I didn’t like the pumpkin version of this so I painted a tree, Oh yes, I drew this tree after reading Bruno Munari. Not too sure about the color scheme, Is this a little melancholic? My problem is that I saw this tree a different way. I definitely worked through this painting. Paper and paint do make a difference. The major difference comes from you.
Then I see the swing and gaze up at the moon. And the stars. One could be boggled with doubt. Then you look up and the moon, she speaks of love.
Now I’ll go work on a floral pinata. Thanks so much for all of you who sunscribe. Creativity is in my blood. I enjoy sharing my lessons and projects because I know I’m not the only one. There’s lots more to come!