I keep being pulled toward painting flowers. Watercolor and pen have become my favorite medium
…and a little bit of that. This weekend I dabbled in everything I enjoyed about my Year of Creative Habits experience. I simply created, played with shapes, colors and mediums.
Saturday I attended The Open Road exhibit at Crystal Bridges. It was a wonderful photography collection, reminding me of the countless summer road trips we took in my grandfather’s Mercury. I came home and attempted to paint this iconic Rolla sign I enjoy each week on my commute to St. Louis.
One of my Year of Creative Habits “Instafriends” asked recently why I wasn’t painting more flowers. Here’s a look at recent attempts, plus some raspberries – just because.
(132/366): I received a “sampler” kit of Pebeo mixed media for Mother’s Day! I’m just learning how this stuff works but it’s a kick. Total freedom. I had never heard of fluid painting before but simply pouring out color upon color is quick the kick! Also, depending upon the paint “type” you have limited control over how it will react to the next color.
Day 123 (Year of Creative Habits): *Note: please read the following paragraph as if there were “-” connecting each word. It’s one big, hairy thought. You ever have one of those Mondays where you get up way before dawn to drive four hours to your “work home” so you can take a very important morning conference call only to be created by the very loud chirping of a smoke detector … a wired into your apartment crazy loud smoke detector….so right before the call you’re trying to change the backup battery, which does nothing so instead you try to mute your…
Days 108-121: My Year of Creative Habits – creatively is going great. My blogging habit…not so much. I’ve shaken up my working routine the last two weeks. I traveled to D.C. for a quick visit, expanded my work assignments and visited with longtime friends. Here’s what two weeks looks like (two big views) and three combo views: