Sometimes I get into an artistic slump. I know I am not alone.
I sit at my desk wanting to create, but not sure where to start.
I think the stress comes because I want everything that I create to
be something SPECIAL, or FABULOUS. or whatever adjective you pick.
I watched a Youtube video that gave permission to create UGLY ART.
Meaning don't worry about if it is ugly or pretty just create.
Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
Just as the song says "Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone..."
So I gave myself permission to just create.
I started by going to Pinterest. I typed "MIXED MEDIA BLUE ROBIN" . My intention was to get some inspiration. I picked the project that spoke to me. This was the project. I liked the little bird with the heart.
So I pulled out a scrap of paper and sketched the little bird. At this point I shut off pinterest and let my own creativity take over.
was to celebrate World Water day. I sketched my little bird again on some white cardstock.
I chose to watercolor my little bird.
After I watercolored him I wanted to add a circle like the inspiration photo but I had my oval stencil on my desk and I didn't want to have to look for my circles. So I added an oval that I decided to turn into a flower stem. I then added some marker, ink pen, stamping, colored pencils cheesecloth, sequins, and splattered white acrylic paint.
It isn't a masterpiece but I had a lot of fun in the creative process.
DL.ART Thankful Thursday 225- Flowers
and Try it on Tuesdays-The call of Spring Mood Board that has Birds
and The Sisterhood of Crafters- Birds