This totally relates to my resolution to do more art in 2011. The Creative Every Day blog encourages people to find a little space in each day for something creative, whether it's cooking, drawing, knitting, decorating, taking photographs, writing....well, you get the picture.
I actually had quite a creative time over the weekend. I went with a friend to Galiano Island to attend a small group workshop to learn some encaustic techniques. Encaustic is essentially painting with hot wax with pigment added and it's usually combined with collage and other media (oil stick, gold leaf, etc.)... so it's very open ended and creative.
But I wasn't all that happy with my results: two little square boards with very busy abstract designs. I put them away in a drawer in my work room yesterday.
Today for me wasn't much about creativity as my task is to spackle and sand both sides of sixteen cupboard doors. But in the spirit of finding a little creative opportunity I took my camera and decided to take a photo of the two encaustic boards.
As soon as I looked through the camera I could see that sections of each of these boards were much more appealing than the whole. I can't cut the boards up, nor do I want to but I can find some parts of each one that please me. Here are a few.
These could be the basis for paintings or drawings. It's all grist for the mill.
Now I must get back to sanding the cupboard doors.
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