Ramping up for the Big ThankYou Project Kick off

It’s been great to hear from so many of you – your favourite paintings and colours are inspiring all sorts of ideas. If this first group is any indication, we are going to have a really fun year, filled with all different types of art. Thanks so much for your participation! PS. It’s not too late to get your own personalized painting for free. Take a peek at how this project works, join my facebook fan page (if you haven’t already) and send me your requests! Each week I’ll draw three names and create a unique painting for each fan on my fan page.

In the mean time I thought I would show you the beginning stages of how I am thinking about your art.

Since there are almost endless directions this project can go, I’ve decided to go back to the basics for tapping my creativity. This is a 30 second sketch on computer paper with the first black pen I could get my hands on.

I had a teacher in art school who made us do hundreds of 30 second sketches over the course of the semester. I thought at the time that she was wasting our time with these scribbles, but I’ve changed my tune.  I think allowing yourself to scribble and see what comes out of it is a great way to limber up and slip out from underneath any perfectionist tendencies ( I love perfect more than I should, I have to say. It’s a definite weak spot.)

I’ll write a bit more about working around artist’s block in the next couple of days.

Until then – go scribble on a napkin or whatever else is close.


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