For the past few weeks, I’ve found myself a little uninspired and in a rut. If you are creator or even a human, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. Grrr… so frustrating!!! But the logical part of my brain knows that it happens to all of us from time to time and all we can do is ride the wave and wait for the muse to return. For me personally, I sometimes get swamped with all of the wonderful art on Pinterest and Instagram I see and I want to try it all.
Today. Instead of inspiring me it just crowds my brain with too much noise. I’ve found that when this happens it helps A LOT to turn everything off and just start playing. In this video that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m not trying to create anything but some interesting marks and color combinations. I know beforehand that I’m going to just cut random pieces into circles…. Circles that actually turn into leaves, but you’ve seen that already.
I really do end up being pretty pleased with the way this turned out. It would make a lovely (and easy) gift for a friend. I found a funny quote on Pinterest, but you could easily put a sentimental quote or word in there to change it up. I hope you enjoy the video and that it inspires you to keep going when you feel like quitting.
*1 16×20 sheet 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper torn into quarters
paint: Watercolor, Golden Paynes Gray, Teal, Liquitex: Portrait pink, Titan Buff, Sage Nova Color: Black, Violet, Holbein: Opera India ink: black, white, magenta, Indian yellow White gesso, Golden fluid Matte Medium
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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!