Like most people who usually turn to creativity, I've had some trouble finding my footing amid the stress of just surviving. Some was lifted yesterday by my fellow "I Like Thursday" group.
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I started watching the Sketchbook Revival (Karen Abend) videos today. A mere 4 days after it started, but who's counting. She brings together lovely artists from around the world to teach us, two videos a day. I am on video one, day one and this is what came of the first presentation.
I pulled out the KOI watercolors, my sketchbook, waterpen, pencil and pigma marker.
One of her two exercises was to smear paint on a page (you can do that right?) then turn it around til you saw something in it, and then use pens to make lines.
I have no delusions of grandeur, I do not seek perfection. I seek joy, self expression, and imagination!
I saw first, a little eye in the middle blob... so it became a bird. The blob on the right was obviously a poodle running, and that cat on the left followed quickly. A cat about to groom it's privates!
I am trying to get back to seeing the world as a creative would... I am sewing (that post tomorrow) but not writing much. I watch mindless comfortable TV, walk my poodle in the 'hood avoiding contact as I go, and read.
Today I reached for paint. I might not have but for the stimulus of the Sketchbook revival, so thank you to teachers, video makers, coordinator, and other creatives who hold me up!
as a wee note, I use a page for each presentation, and do a quick sketch of the artist!