Saturday, March 1, 2008
Each year around this time I get, well, itchy. No, not itchy in the literal sense but antsy, itchy, restless, cabin fever....whatever you want to call it. Its the winter doldrums and I want OUT!
During this spell I often find myself pushing the boundries of my creative endeavors. I experiment, explore and just try new things. This restless period seems to unleash something inside me and I am more accepting of the "crazy" ideas I might dream up. I just go with the flow....or maybe I just stop procrastinating and act on those things that have been stored up in my brain somewhere....Anyways, I've been busy with things.
I've worn many creative hats in my life....graphic artist, advertising representative, art teacher....among others. When I was beginning to spread my artistic wings I created Pet Portraits. I didn't do tons but I did a number of them. This gave me a reason to paint and possibly make some money at it. Needless to say, that was short lived. I just didn't pursue it.
But.....Pet Portraits have come back into my life!!! And I think they might stick around for a while. Just to help connect the dots in my creative process...at school we are beginning to talk about recycling and recycled art. I'm also a member of a glass guild and we too have been discussing recycled art....so, my NEW Pet Portraits incorporate Recycled Beads and painting!!! Check out my dogs portrait....not quite done yet but you get the idea. Beads, paint, collage.....its all there! I will be offering custom pet portraits on my website to see how this NEW thing goes so be looking for them.....very reasonably priced I might add.