Today is a glorious spring day – and I am still recovering from several hard months. Tomorrow I am hoping to make some more pastel ACEOs and scan them in to show them you.Â Here is one of the vibrant, colorful paintings I created awhile ago – an Art Card, ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2″).Â This one is called Firecracker Flowers – I hope you are enjoying these pastels!!
I know I am creating a lot of flowers, but …Â when I am in the flow creating in a certain style, I can paint and paint and paint … but then later I am in a different flow.Â And then it is a different style that flows out of me.Â Once these flowers stop, who knows when or if I will get back to them.Â And I am so, so delighted to be working in the studio with traditional mediums!Â Love to hear how you are!! Thank you for stopping by!
I like to enter the 2 Things Challenge each week. This week is Stripes / Stars. This is my second entry for Stripes & Stars – I call it Stars & Stripes.Â I had to get past the idea of the flag (US) to make this one. I hope you like it!!Â This is one of my vibrant, colorful paintings – sort of in traditional Easter colors – you can see more at my Etsy Shop.Â Here are the entries for last week’s Shadows / Patterns. Anyone can join in, and I hope you give it a try!! We would love more people playing with us!Â Poems, photos, paintings, writing, songs are all welcome!!Â Details are at this link above.
Sometimes I get very insecure about what I am creating when I am switching modes of HOW I am working.Â This was created in Illustrator … and it was giving me a lot of problems.Â Tools wouldn’t switch from one variation to another.Â I wasn’t being able to have the control I have had in the past.Â And when I haven’t worked in a particular style for awhile, I am sure that what I am creating is junk.Â Do you go through similar angst?
I would love to hear how you are doing. Thanks for coming by!
I am thrilled to report that I have been working in the studio … using real, non-digital, art materials.Â This is one of the results.Â I have created 15 ACEOs that I like … and by the end of doing them, I was getting back in the groove again of how I use pastels.Â I have never tried to draw so small before – not in any serious way.Â Some of you know I have been trying to get back in there (the studio) to create with traditional mediums … so this is quite a success for me!
On the last several ACEOs, I was tackling them as if I actually knew what I was doing .. itÂ was a great feeling!Â I love working digitally and it has been wonderful for me to be able to … especially when I often didn’t feel well enough to be in the real physical studio.Â But it was also miraculous for me to be able go into the studio … where there is no UNDO button … and start to feel good about creating this tiny little cards (2 1/5″ x 3 1/2″) …. it started to be a whole lot of fun!Â Even though it is cold in the studio – the temperature is 63 degrees.
I hope you like this vibrant,Â colorful painting! I know I do … I use pastels in a way unlike most people … but I use them the way that feels right to me … Delighted to be sharing this with you!Â Thank you … I would love to hear about your own process in creating.
Susan Elkin and I have been working quite hard on her business and she has made incredible progress.Â Â By the way, Susan has posted today!!Â Thank you for stopping by!