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Spark of Artspiration

My Knock Down, Drag Out  Battle for White Space thumbnail

    My battle for white space continues.  I love the look of white space but color is my addiction.  This was a knock down drag out fight between color and white space.       Round One Goes to Color It isn't glamorous but it is a place loaded with color to start!  This [...]

My art was trying to tell me something, a message I needed to hear.  One that has been told to me before but oh do I struggle with this message.   It was a bad day.  The kind of day where the gremlins were pummeling me with cruel comments and harsh words.  I am not a [...]

The Diving Mermaid

  I am honored to share works sent to me by some of my newsletter readers using my free Sparks of Art-spiration. What is a Spark of Art-spiration?  It is a snippet of a larger work.  Something about the snippet sparks my creativity so I go with it.  I print out the spark in whatever [...]

A Great World

What a great world where we  can interpret and express in our own unique artistic ways!   All 3 of the pieces in today's post began with the same spark- the exact same image yet we ended up in 3 wonderfully different places! Want to play along with the next spark?  There's a newsletter heading out [...]

The Magic of Sparks

Two artists may look at the same Spark of Art-spiration,  but how it speaks to each individual is unique- and that is the magic of the sparks.   What is a Spark of Art-spiration?  It is a snippet of a larger work.  Something about the snippet sparks my creativity so I go with it.  I print [...]

Sprout Wings and Fly

I was stuck in my head.  When I am in my head it means I judge harshly.  I criticize unrelentingly.  I try to make it perfect the first time.  Do you ever do that?  Not a surprise that when I am only in my head my creativity is blocked. Below is the process of how [...]

A Spark of Art-spiration

I never know where or when art-spiration will appear- this time from inside this work-in-progress.   Tracy Verdugo, who taught a great class at Art Is You, had us notice the "good parts" of the canvas.  I was so taken with a couple of spots, I knew I wanted to experiment more with them.   This [...]