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A Rainbow Caterpillar Stopped by for a Visit

Finding a Rainbow Caterpillar in a Free Downloadable Spark of Art-spiration video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

I never know what I will see when I look at a Spark of Art-spiration. Didn’t expect to have a rainbow caterpillar stop by but when something this silly pops in, I just have to see where it takes me!

What is a Spark of Art-spiration? It’s a free download that comes in my newsletters as a jumping off point for a bit of play. Use the button below the video to get this Spark sent directly to your inbox for some fun.

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This Spark is a photo of part of an apron from the studio. All those smears of color were just too much fun to leave only on the apron. At first, I thought I’d go with more of a Monet type vibe but when I turned the Spark all the sudden a cute little rainbow caterpillar jumped out and said hello!

With the watercolor crayons, I drew his body. Why these and not Sharpie markers or paint or regular crayons? I grabbed what was closest so any supplies you have on hand can work with a Spark.

Finding a Rainbow Caterpillar in a Free Downloadable Spark of Art-spiration video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

This wasn’t a space caterpillar floating through the cosmos. He needed some ground to walk on so I grabbed the white paint and created some hills for him.

Finding a Rainbow Caterpillar in a Free Downloadable Spark of Art-spiration video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

How do I know that he is a he and not a she? After all, this happy face is very gender neutral. Could be a boy. Could be a girl. But it’s a boy.

Finding a Rainbow Caterpillar in a Free Downloadable Spark of Art-spiration video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

I am sure it’s male because of the found words from a book. Whenever I pick a page randomly from a book, I can find the word or words that fit just what I’m creating. After all, I bet caterpillars would get a bit anxious with the big changes that they go through to emerge butterflies.

Finding a Rainbow Caterpillar in a Free Downloadable Spark of Art-spiration video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The final touch was a bit of journaling along the hill. One word of caution. If the paint is still wet when you use a pen in it, it is hard on the pen. The paint was mostly dry but not completely. I live on the edge some days and don’t wait for everything to dry but just know that is a tough life for pens.

Finding a Rainbow Caterpillar in a Free Downloadable Spark of Art-spiration video tutorial by Carolyn Dube

What will you find in this Spark? Play along and use this Spark of Art-spiration in your play.

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  • Cody Doll January 23, 2017, 8:24 am

    Your caterpillar is adorable. I think I’m going to draw me on in my sketchbook. Thanks for sharing.