This week has sped by, in a haze of heat. Even though I did not venture far, due to the heat, I concentrated more on other things rather than art. I have been working a lot on scaling back of my school books and units. I have been reading as well.
I have also started a writing course online through University of Waterloo.
Monday I start a journalling course called "She had Three Hearts" offered by Christy Tomlinson. I love the whole idea of a woman having 3 hearts.
The Artist's Way
I must confess I did not work much on Chapter 2 of the Artist's Way. A group of us are working through the book with Paula hosting.
As I worked on my writing course, the section on "Separating Your Creative and Critical Sides" really resonated with me. By writing the morning papers (they called it free writing), we are able to get rid of most of that critical chatter. The course stresses writing with your creative side totally and then to go back with the analytical/critical side to edit and revise.
I had a wonderful hour in Michael's today - which was my artist's date this week. I spent way too much, but had fun looking for stamps and paints and items on sale.
This week the colour purple is what we were to create with.
I worked on my usual magazine collage and the tints of purple.
Then I had fun with paint and different tools. One piece was just paint and a scraper on paper. This will be used for ATCs.
The second piece started with different papers collaged onto a canvas. I then scraped on paint, used stamps. Later I will create a mixed media piece.
I had fun this week trying to capture the baby robins. They are all neck and beak now! It won't be long before they are on their way. They are so ugly they are cute!
Skies and flowers continue to be my favourite subjects as well.
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