All of you regular readers of this blog know I really am interested in creativity. I love thinking and talking about how people access their creativity or do not access it. I like to understand what it means for different people and how they use it. I like to understand the differences and the similarities. But most of all, I really like to share it all. I hope you find that here and I know you find it on many other people's blogs.
One of the newer blogs I have been reading lately is written by Paula at Second Studio in New Mexico in the US. While Paula shares her own art on her blog, lately she has been posing some fun questions to get your thinking and wondering about what might be. For example, she recently asked what her readers thought they might find behind a particular wall. I have found these posts interesting and inspiring and thought you might as well.
Another friend who posts thought provoking posts and asks what you might consider is Kate who writes Kate's Corner from Ohio, US. Now Kate takes us on trips around her town and sometimes even on vacation to Florida with her. She shares some fabulous art of her own and some she finds created by other people. She gets your imagination going with beautiful photos and tremendous adventures. Many of you know Kate and probably find her blog as inspiring as I find it!
I hope, if you have not, you will visit these blogs. I am sure you will find their posts inspiring and creative!
Now I spent much of the weekend in the studio...adding glazes! Are you tired of hearing about those? Well, I also began work on those small canvases you saw on my table last week. The glazes have not yet begun on these canvases, but this is how they appear to this point:
As you can see this is just a quick shot of the mess and everything. These little canvases are 4" x 12" (about 11cm x 33cm) each. I have been thinking of all the different ways these little guys might be hung. How would you hang them?
I have also been adding a lot more glaze to the other canvases I have been working on. Several of you have had questions about this glazing process and what it does for the painting. When I photograph it normally, it is difficult to see the glaze. So I have taken a shot of that large canvas from the edge. I am guessing this canvas now has about 80 layers of glaze you can see here. Remember, it is added thin layer by thin layer. Does this give you a better idea of how this appears?
So I am working away and enjoying your blogs a lot! And don't forget to visit Andrea's blogs today - remember she lovingly writes from Paris, France. She has some of the most exciting news! Yes, now this is the kind of news we all love to hear about our friends. Begin by visiting her CestAndrea blog where she will give you the first idea of what is going on. Then go along and visit her Miss Doodle's Day blog where you can learn a little more. And if you are so inclined to read a blog in French, do visit La Journee de Miss Doodle and leave Andrea a comment.
So go out today and celebrate your own creativity and celebrate the creativity of others...I promise it will expand your own experience!
What blogs inspire your creativity? Who's creativity are you celebrating today? And what part of your own creativity do you find takes a lot of your time and patience?
Have a Very Creative Day!
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