Whew! Hard to believe Thanksgiving weekend is really winding down. It’s been special. I’ve also been working on two workshops: Mandala Magic with Julie Gibbons and Creative+Practice with Lisa Sonora.
Here’s one of the watercolor mandalas I did:
AND here’s the cover and 2 inside pages of my new “Map Book” sketchbook for Creative+Practice. It used to be plain black!
My watercolor-a-day project has been a lot like visual journaling. I have just gone with whatever drew my attention in that moment. I am thinking of doing another project-a-day challenge for myself in September. August was just too busy and being away on a road trip with lists of visual stimulation didn’t leave me with much quiet time for creative endeavors. It was inspiring… Asheville, NC is a place I’ve always wanted to go. It didn’t disappoint. We spent a whole day wandering around artists studios in the River Arts District. Many artists were working in there studios and were happy to stop and talk about their process. Many used cold wax with oils and I might just try this out. I love my hot wax encaustic paints, but the hot weather here in the summer just isn’t the time for it. What creative fun are you up to?
I think the weather is affecting my art! Lots of dark colors here….looks stormy right?
Actually, I am showing you 2 watercolors! I have been really enjoying this challenge I set myself to… as long as I remember not to judge the outcome! It is a creative “practice” after all. It has successfully gotten me into my studio every day this month. Only a week and a half to go. What challenges do you create for yourself?
I worked in my journal and my larger Playbook at the same time. Color was everywhere! It was joyous! These are pages in progress and are my attempt at the Document Your Life prompt – a quote from Georgia O’Keeffe – “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.” Does color speak to you? Does it inspire you? Does it wake you up?