Saturday, January 31, 2009

Creative Every Day - Play



This journal spread for Play took a very long time to come tegether. I had joined this group to expand my "artistic" horizons. Usually I just draw and paint with watercolors. The quality and creativity of many of the people in this group was a bit intimidating. I was way out of my comfort zone. At the same time, I was energized and excited about the beautiful work I've seen this month from other members of the group. Drawing from my imagination, without an actual object in front of me was very difficult. I sat down any number of times, hesitating to put pencil to paper, and ending up walking away. Finally, I got it done - just in the nick of time. And it was fun to do. The cat looks a tad demented - the pen slipped on the place holder ribbon that I had forgotten to move out of the way. But I like the "jumping for joy" part in the middle. It's a very different thing to draw from imagination than from real life. This is micron pen and watercolor pencils in my everyday writing journal.

I have also been inspired by this group to try collage or mixed media next time for the Words inspiration for February. Thank you to this group for providing me with all sorts of ideas and inspiration. It's gonna be a fun year!

5 comments:

Genie Sea said...

I love the joy of this piece, the happiness on her face. Purely delightful! :)

Cindy said...

Play is definitely the way to go! What a joyful image!

Nicole said...

What a fun and happy image! I love it!

Leah said...

I'm so glad you made room for some play! (If it helps you feel any better, there are times when I feel intimidated too! But there's really no need. Everyone is very welcoming and I think your work is wonderful!)

EWian said...

Hurray, for you stepping out of your comfort zone. (yes, I am playing catch up on the RSS feed)