Last Friday I had a great opportunity to get together with friends in one of their art studios along with a number of other women, most of whom are or had been art teachers. It was a wonderfully creative experience. Everyone was working on different things, including sewing.
Never a dull moment, the conversation flowed!
Sometimes I feel intimidated when working among other artists which is exactly why I think it is a very important experience to have right now before school starts again. I can put myself in my students' place and understand their fears and help to alleviate some of them by the words I speak and the projects I assign.
...I never allowed the piece to be "precious" to me!
By that I mean if it ended up lining the trash can...
so be it...
I would just start another.
I allowed myself to play and have fun.
I have worked on this every evening while listening to a movie or something in the background.
It has numerous layers.
I applied a little bit of stamping, numerous watercolor washes, detailed in watercolor pencil and then outlined using a Sharpie and then went back in varying values in the designs.
It has been a positive experience.
Although I may not abandon my traditional style of painting, it certainly has changed my perspective.
Have a great Paint Party Friday!
I know I will!