For anyone who knows me, be it for years or all my new friends I’ve met “virtually” this year, this pretty much sums me up. Add flavor and color and life becomes so much more interesting!
My favorite art pieces are ones with over-the-top color, spontaneity, and something a bit unexpected. My understanding of my art is crystallizing. By “having” to create a piece of art everyday for all these months, I understand what makes me happy while I’m in the process of painting. I now know deeply how I want to express myself – something that has felt elusive for so many years. I feel so much more confident in my skills and my love of the process of creating. There was a time when I thought I would never be happy in a life as an artist – that I needed more. And, I guess I did. Part of the reason that Art Apple A Day makes me so happy is that it allows me to create but – gives me more. All while allowing me to be a fruitloop – perfect!
Day 291 was created in mixed media – the strange but wonderful combo of acrylic and watercolor – a process I’ve found I love but only just discovered in the experiments of this last year.
*** Be a Fruitloop is a metaphor for life – I think I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten them. Now – if we were talking pop tarts… that’s a different story, although they aren’t on my current Gluten Free diet :(
In The Studio
1. Countdown – 74 days to Apple-A-Thon!
3. Apple Recipe of the Day – Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese
4. Interesting Article of the Day – Clinton wages Apples for Pears with Japan