Just like George Peppard portraying the cigar-chomping John ‘Hannibal’ Smith in the 80s *camp* TV classic The A Team: “I love it when a plan comes together!” This perfectly sums up the latest work from my creative efforts!
It began last year, when I decided to commemorate my journey to the big, 5-0 with a series of mini-canvases. Dubbed “#50for50,” I chronicled the progression of these diminutive beauties in daily Facebook posts and weekly wrap-up posts on my Blog. In Week 3, I was showing three canvases each day – the photos became a little puzzle for me – my challenge to find a visual line that continued across multiple surfaces created at separate times. It was a fun little break in the routine of photographing, editing, captioning, and posting the tiny offerings each day.
This past Christmas, I had the occasion to do more of my “line finding” in the creation of a few special gifts for a few special people. Once again, I was taken by the simple joy of finding/creating a link where one did not intentionally exist.
My latest work features more of this method, employed to greater effect by using more sizes of mini canvases and working with intentional color ways. I have also adapted the background to the theme, and I think it makes a world of difference (!)
What JOY! …to roam freely in the realm of creativity – finding new ways to do a favorite thing – creating novel ways to employ/expand ones vision – making a technique already beloved even more ones own… These are the tendrils that enrobe me, when I am well and truly “in the zone”. What takes you into the perfect creative state? What is your favorite thing about spending time there? Wouldn’t it be great to spend 3 or 4 whole days in such a place? It’s easier than you might think to do just that! If you are not subscribed to our Newsletter, today would be a mighty fine day to change that! If you ARE a subscriber, Thanks *ever-so-much!* …keep an eye on your Inbox: Big News is on the way!