My first project of 2013 (thank you +Ardith Goodwin!!!) has brought me to today's post. Week 1 Challenge (acrylic and graphite) of a 52 Week Mixed-Media Challenge had me surprisingly stymied as to what to do (quite unlike me!!!). I stepped out of my current box (though I jump in and out of them on regular basis) and found something out of nothing!!! After being stumped for a while, I thought of a great idea that I DID NOT do (why make it easy on myself...sheesh!). Unlike what was suggested, I decided to start bigger (14x22) than I've done in several years as I recently completed 14, 4x6 detailed ink and markers drawings. I looked at that big white blank nothingness and began a journey into the unknown...
1) randomly poured a little gesso on paper
2) randomly squirted some acrylics (violet, blue lake, crimson yellow ochre, phthalo green)
5) slowly I began to see people and faces emerge which I traced with various graphite pencils; I then highlighted with the above mentioned colors.
Though I was originally not happy with the results, as new things emerged I loved it more and more!!! It continues to grow!!!
If you look closely, even when life seems a huge mess, special surprises will emerge!!!
Happy New Year!!! Happy Creating!!!
CARPE' DIEM friends!!!