What is Collage Life Lesson’s Wednesday and what is the motivation behind it? I’ll start with my motivation. Recently I was thinking of people whose art I admire and that have a work ethic I really respect. I love that Donna Downey, does Inspirational Wednesday and shares her brilliance with so many people. Randel Plowman does A Collage a Day which he launched in March 2006 and Tracy Vergedo challenges herself to blog for 30 days and writes blog posts like 30 Days of Gratitude. Jane Spakowsky, aka Gritty Jane, does a series of paintings in 20 minutes when she wants to spark creativity. This week I was lucky enough to get one of her beautiful original angels from that series.
The qualities these artists have in common are focus, consistency and determination. Since I truly believe we all learn and grow by modeling people and behaviors we admire I’ve decided to embark on committing to getting my butt in the studio and make art with the intention of sharing lessons learned. I ponder a lot while I create as I imagine we all do. My background in psychology spills over into my art and inevitably when I work a light bulb goes off and I learn a poignant life lesson. And so Collage Life Lesson’s Wednesday is born. Here are the pieces from my first paint session…thanks for visiting.
I started with re-purposed boards…work that was messed up in production. Instead of pitching the boards I decided to reuse them. Here are pictures of work in process….
And here are the finished pieces
Thanks for visiting…Do you have any lessons that have come to you in the process of making art that you want to share? Oh, please do!!