In August, I celebrated two years with Terry Runyan's Facebook group, #dailycreating. For participants of Terry's group, she posts a list of suggested prompts for the upcoming week each Sunday afternoon.. While these prompts are not mandatory, for some they serve as a kickstarter for ideas. Terry is simply encouraging us to be creative in some way each and every day. At the time I did these drawings, I was following the prompts almost religiously, which often led to creative pieces that were less than wonderful -- in my eyes. That is because oftentimes a prompt here and there would not resonate with me.
Lately, however, I have found myself deviating more frequently from the prompts, giving me not always successful pieces, but often resulting in work that is a bit closer to my heart.
Each day, we participants who choose to do so, post our day's work to the Facebook page. The group is loving and non-threatening in their comments. If a member asks for advice, the other members are sure to jump in with constructive words, always in a caring and safe manner. I find this group of artists, some professional, some mediocre (where I fall), some complete beginners, all mesh very well. I cherish them as family.
To begin a new -- and hopefully better! -- year, I will start out by sharing with you 12 of my creations for August. As always, above each piece, I will include the prompt and any other pertinent information I know about my subject matter.
#buttons, zippers and pockets
firey jewel beetle
#thing on thing
#if i were a food . . .
#thing on thing
javan tree frogs
#thing on thing
knobbed hornbill, indonesia
sea goldie, red sea
Under the prompt, repair, I noted that is was an example of kintsukuroi and added an asterisk (*). For anyone who is interested in this Japanese philosophy of repairing something broken, bringing it to an even more valuable level, HERE
is a very interesting article to further your knowledge. Enjoy!
ADDITION: For any of you who find the topic of kintsukuroi, also known as kintsugi, I just discovered a fascinating video about this time honored Japanese art of preserving the past and making the "victims" of accideents even more valuable. HERE
is a link to the short video.
Anyway, this brings me to the end of my little monthly exhibition of what I have accomplished in the not so distant past. Each month I will continue to bring you another installment.
I hope you don't mind that once a month I depart from my original premise for my blog, that of planting paper seedlings, in essence, giving you ideas for paper creations that will further you along your creative journey.
Please always keep in mind that these are my own personal creations, and I appreciate that you respect that by not using my drawings for any purpose unless you do so with my express approval. If you like any of them enough, I will gladly have wonderful quality Giclee prints made for you. Just let me know.
What beautiful artwork! You are so talented.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Joanne! You are so sweet!Delete
Wonderful as always, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to reconnect!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sara! Hope you stay well!Delete
The seagulls with sneakers! 😂 Love it!ReplyDelete
I LOVE your little Corgi dog drawing! I had a Corgi as a pet growing up. Your pic took me right back and reminded me of her! You are quite talented.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing at Sundays on Silverado!
-Niky @ The House on Silverado
Thank you for your kind words, Niky! My granddaughter loves Corgis. When she and her parents were in London about a year ago, she really wanted to see the Queen's corgis. She had to settle for a stuffed one.Delete
I love what you've created! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Ann!Delete
Hello and Happy New Year to you, Linda!! I love all the drawings you have created, and yes I will have to check out your link to kintsukuroi. I was happy to feature your post at this week's Share Your Style #288. Your little corgi with his happy smile is now happily visiting my Share Your Style Pinterest page. I hope that is alright? If not, I can happily delete the share.ReplyDelete
Big hugs and warm wishes,
Thank you so much, Barb! Obviously I didn't learn anything from you in the past about watermarking my work. I guess I just have to trust people. I am honored that you saved my little corgi to your Pinterest page. And that you so much for the feature! Once again, I am honored! Smiles to you!Delete