Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Creative Therapy - Inspiration

This week's Creative Therapy challenge is all about what inspires you. I tried to narrow it down to one thing but had no luck at that. I created this piece and the info is below:

Wallhanging says:
Inspiration can come in many forms. One day you’re taken in by the sights of something. The next day it might be a smell. I am energized by several things:
1. Color
2. Texture
3. Magazines
4. Seeing other people’s work
5. The little pile of odds and ends on my desk
6. New tools and supplies
7. Vintage anything
8. Artsy blogs
9. A nice juicy new colorful pen
10. 80’s music
I’m inspired to create!

Technique Highlight:
Background is a layering process. Fluid acrylics to swipe all over the watercolor paper, mostly swirly strokes. Liquid watercolors mixed for the aqua and painted over the whole thing. Stamped shaped & star with white gesso and fluid acrylics. Took a brayer, rolled it through black paint, rolled it over a 1-10 numbers stamp, rolled off some of the ink and then rolled onto the background. It transfers some of the paint, plus the negative of the letter stamps. It’s hard to see all that since I covered it up with the list and ‘Create’ letters but it makes for a great background.

You can still enter at the Creative Therapy site to win a whole mess of art supplies (by Sunday for this week, but each week as well.) Would love to hear what inspires you!

1 comment:

Brenda Jean said...

That is so cool! You are amazing:)