My New Year’s resolution is to consume less, create more.
As an artist and all around creative person I’m really not happy unless I’m creating. This means my house is not neat and tidy and dinner is rarely served on a clutter free table on time. I hope the pros of my creative ADD out way the cons, but then again I am what I am. I like to make things. That might mean staying home from a family trip to the beach when I have a cold and making homemade chicken noodle soup and sewing up some throw pillows from decorator fabric samples. Or folding 538 pages of an art supply catalog to look like a Christmas tree. Making jewelry that needs to be finished the very same day so I can wear it that evening. Making greeting cards for all occasions, gift card envelopes, origami and pop up cards. And last but not least making fine art, acrylic poured paintings, collages and silk sculpture.
My New Year’s resolution involves making the effort to finish what I start and posting something that I make every week. Last week I made 2 collages when I was supposed to be cleaning the house and doing laundry.
I taught positive, negative space in my Monday night class at Highlands Art Garage and we made finished work from our drawings. Here’s mine.
After loving how this one looked I decided to play with the idea some more in the studio. The first one I didn’t make them match up but on the second one I tried to.
Melt Water, 14 x 11 inches
I’m working on a large scale project that’s half done so I plan to share my progress on that as well.
Here’s to a new year and making more art!