Friday, 10 August 2012

Texture Obsession

So I've really been into creating canvases again lately. I guess it helps that I have finally moved into my new studio in the shop (drive-in shed)! It is fantastic! And I feel like I can really get down and dirty. In fact, it is a disaster of a mess right now and that's not likely to change! I do really need to get it organized though; I managed to get everything in there, and most of it made it into a cupboard, drawer or onto a shelf, but it is in no particular order at all. I will post pictures soon, mess and all.

I've also been taking Christy Tomlinson's online workshop "Your Living Canvas." It is really good... I'm learning a lot about creating balance in my life. You know, really being present in the moment, trying NOT to multi-task, spending time on the things and people that really matter. And I'm learning some awesome and MESSY art techniques!

So voila! Canvases are born. My daughter ended up liking the first one I started, the purples and yellows caught her eye, so I finished it for her. I'm now making one for each of my 3.

I like using lots of different things to create texture on the background... paper, fabric, texture mediums. I'm having so much fun with this. It allows me be free, working intuitively. These photos were just taken with my phone. I used a variety of paints, stamps, alcohol ink, charcoal, glimmer mist and more. If I get a chance, I will take another photo with my camera so that you can actually see the whole thing.

I'm not going to make any excuses for not blogging more, but I think I might just have to keep it simple and yeah, just post photos from my phone. Quick and done! And like I'm learning from Art and Christy, I have to use my time and efforts wisely. Here is another angle that shows the texture a bit more: