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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Exercises...practice and more exercises...It's call PLAY















A few photos from yesterday's class. In the process and I do mean process of learning about layering if you do practice and My Gosh  "Play around" how will you ever get past fear of doing something.  We will be doing another week of of this and then as an added bonus we will spend a day making collage papers...as many as we can pack in to one day.  

Step by step we moved from one little 6 x 6 to the next...using different marking tools, acrylics and collaging too.  There's now set way to combine all the medium but try them and see the response you get...The Cause and Effect theory here... More will come as we move along...There's to do some homework and doodle some designs of there own to make into wood block and fun foam stamps next week.  

I was taught and shared with my children and any of my students..."If your not making a Mess then your not having fun."   And most anything can be cleaned up with a little warm water and soap...then you're ready for another day. 

When you can let go of the perfect you can find joy....remember that...in using any kind of art material if you bring it to any surface and you play with it....your a winner even if it didn't turn out like you wanted to...the act of doing is far more powerful then not....next time you will have a knowing of what direction you will take and lets hope you keep asking What if I try this...then you will find the doors really opening up for you and that joy of life can pour in.  For a moment be like a child....answer the call to play and be creative...

6 comments:

  1. Your last paragraph? That's the best!

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    1. Oh thanks...Carol...sometimes the big man up stair works through me and out it comes... good wordy bits...

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  2. Looks like great fun!

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    1. creating has that tendancy to do that doesn't it.

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  3. OMG I would be so happy to join such a workshop with you in real ...

    my gosh... looks so good.. so much fun and artsy PLAYING!!!

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    1. (smiling) some day...it could happen. I do have some video's I did with these simple steps of layering acrylic and collage...

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