Here’s round 2 of my sporadic lettering ideas. Is this hand lettering in the typical sense. I hope not. I’ve been creating to see where the idea takes me. Sometimes you see artists-kids- sharing their work with excitement because of the idea. There’s no perfection. I observe this with artists from time to time. I know there’s lots of practice to get to the free to fail creative state. Skill is important but what everything really comes down to is mindselt.
Think of some quotes. Halloween ones. Write. Create. No Helvetica unless there’s good reason too. I am going to paint some fun halloween crafts. Purple spider. Or Green.
Here’s the lemon. The candle lid floral stamp is hardly visible, Tracing paper may not be the best option for stamping. I do like this simple lemon and the idea is even better. I should have taken more care in gluing the lemon. Somehow the unintended bubbles reinformace my thought. Lemons like life’s problems can be too bitter to eat alone. What makes a world of difference is knowing that just the right amount of lemon makes good chicken or bars. The choice is always ours. I write and create the advice I need.
I can’t believe it’s Friday again. I have been painitng lots of new work. Much of it is me saying I’m gong to paint. I don’t know what I’ll paint. Or paint corn but end up painting lemons and leaves. Oh I painted curcles and a cactus. Collage lettering. Life is truly better when I paint what I want. I am better.
Have a good weekend. I’ll probably do a weekend post.
Making collage fruit is fun. I had a few leftover scraps and I began cutting leaves. Then this lemon idea popped in my head. I had the words. Only problem is this lemon is an orange. Now I am going to paint yellow and green paper.
Oranges are nature’s gift to keep us healthy and beautiful. Yes we nust eat and do what is good for us.
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.
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.
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.
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)