I was really excited when I came up with this idea. I was just doing different splatters of color on the page for a background. Then I started to look at the pattern that it made and I just really liked it. I decided that instead of it being a background it was the end product. I liked the idea that if you look at anything you could find something artist about it. So that was the message. Art is everywhere. I didn’t the opposite page the same way. It continues the thought that Art is in everything. I would suggest that when you get a chance just look around and see what catches your eye. It doesn’t have to be a beautiful sunset or a perfect rose bud. Just look for something artistic, anything that captures your attention. It could be the shape of your child’s coat that has been strewn across the floor, the splatters of baby food on the wall, a line of mowed grass or a shadow on the floor. There is art everywhere, sometimes we just have to look.
I go though phases where I like to do a lot of similar things or styles and then go off to something else. I have an obsessive yet short attention span. Lately I’ve been making a lot of Fan Art . These are some of the paintings I’ve done for The Hunger Games. Here are a couple more pictures Catching fire
This is from my “Art” art journal. I did this journal a little differently than most. For a lot of it I created the pages while I was in meetings. I found out in college that I could sometimes concentrate better if I was doodling. This has kind of continued on. So I would take my journal with me and when I got a chance(when it wasn’t distracting) I would work on it. The results are more simple, because I couldn’t use paint or any mixed media material,l but I think it’s successful.
I did two versions of this.
I liked this thought. I think when we create we are doing something that hasnt been done before and that defies the common beliefs. I think of different eras of art and how those artists defied what was accepted to create their own style. I think now there are no limits to what we can try.
I heard I talk a couple of years ago asking this question and it kinda stayed with me. It made me consider what I stand for. What is my life based on? Are they good things that are going to bring me strength? Or are they meaningless things that wont matter when things get difficult? It definitely gave me something to think about.