Its here the count down for the new year has started. People are heading to different places to be ready for the celebration of the new year. Have you ever thought that maybe you are the celebration. You and your creative energy are a celebration every time you step into a room.
2017 has been a great year, and as we close it out with the last blog of the year we want to thank everyone for their support of this blog. You have followed, you have liked and shared and we are so grateful for your presents.
We are looking forward to what 2018 will manifest.
David was already in the marble before Michelangelo started to sculpt the marble. Pause that thought for a moment and ask yourself are you allowing the greatness of your art to evolve in its own way.
Allowing your art to take on its personality and evolve into the greatness it is called to be is something most do not do. We try to control the art with perfect lines, perfect color blends and perfect concept when if you all the art to evolve it would become as spectacular as the statue David.
Creating the object whether its painting, sculpture, pottery, or photography is allowing it to become what is already in it. We are now in the second month of 2016 how are you allowing your art to evolve.
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Tonight we went to the Winter Fest Tree Lighting Festival. This is the reality that Christmas is just around the corner and 2015 is almost out the door. Where did the year go.
We stayed long enough for the tree lighting and then left because it was cold. They even brought snow in for those who wanted to snow board.
Santa and Mrs Claus were there walking around greeting everyone, they had a group there called Heart and Soul line dancing who performed, there was a choir there singing Christmas Carols, and plenty of food.
All in all it was a good community event.
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I started playing with some of my old pieces by blending them with some new software I have. I remember doing this once before with my watercolors where I took some watercolor paintings and reworked them in Illustrator which made some beautiful digital art.
The top one is a Collage 18 X 24 , I used pastels, cut out some pictures from magazines and then scanned this into my software to make this beautiful new piece of Man’s Confusion.
The bottom piece is a piece I had done for the Small Art Series Gallery, The Bell Peppers are 8 X 10 Oil on Canvas, scanned into the computer to make this collage type Digital Art piece.
I really like the way they both turned out and it goes to show you can re-create any piece of art making it tell a different story.
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My new project is the Artist Trading Cards. Each one of these small pieces is 2.5 X 3.5 . I bought the Canvas Paper for oils but they also have the ones for Pastels, Charcoal, and Water Color. You get about 10 cards per pack and since they are already treated you can just paint, glue, stamp or whatever you want. I have seen some very creative cards online.
I love to paint small as you know by my Small Art Series Paintings which start at 8 X 10 but I must admit painting on this small-scale 2.5 X 3.5 is really a challenge. It will be interesting to see where this leads me.
One of the most beautiful things about a road trip some where is the scenery you see along the way. We went to the Lemon Lily Festival this weekend in Idylwild, California at an Environmental Conservation The Lemon Lily is like many of our animals, it is a threatened native Lily. This place is doing everything to educate the public about this beautiful plant.
Don’t depend on your GPS for directions all the time because sometimes it will take you the back roads to a location. We were at about 4,000 feet in these photos and still had about an hour left before we arrived.
One thing about being this elevation you can see the whole city beneath you. It was a good day all in all. Since I am not fond of heights I’m not getting too close to the edge to take a photo.