|I used home-made onion skin pigment in a series of ink sketches. |
The handwritten text blurs into background creating interesting markings.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
|The first couple of layers of a piece I worked on|
recently at an abstract art workshop. I chose to include
this image here because of it's unintimidating
messiness. Many people find creative process
terrifying, so I hope this eases some of those fears.
My friend Susan encouraged and inspired me few days ago by re-reading one of the 'home-made' books I gave her quite awhile ago. She came across it last week while organizing her piles and had the love and patience to sit down and read it.
How many friends do that these days??? Like, NONE!
Except, of course, Susan.
Her enthusiasm was so contagious that I went back to my old files and re-read it too! The message was so fresh, that I decided it's worth sharing here, especially during this crazy time.
A lot has happened since the time I wrote it - my children are older and so am I. But the truth is the truth and remains the same, it may need just a little bit of dusting off and freshening up and it's as good as new, or perhaps even better, because more layers have been added that enhance it's richness and depth.
The one thing that changed is instead of using Morguefile photo collection to illustrate the stories, now I have my own artwork! This, in and of itself is a testimony to God's amazing creativity and his ability to teach us, old dogs some new tricks, even when everyone, including ourselves, might have given up on us.
I hope you enjoy this remix and are encouraged by it's refreshing truth.