Wednesday, October 29, 2008
On Milliande's Creativity Club there is a sub group devoted to women who need to "make time" for art. Challenges are issued that correspond with time periods, according to how much time you can set aside, e.g. 13 minutes, half an hour, an hour, half a day, etc. Each person belonging to this sub-group has to commit to setting aside some personal creative time at least once a week. The first challenge is to create a tree, the only stipulation is that it must be purple. Here is my tree. I painted the tree shape in acrylics and then punched out lots of leaf shapes from novel pages that had a wash of purple tinted gesso. I then outlined roughly, the leaves in black with a touch of white gel pen. It looks more effective in real life as you can actually see the print of the novel, which doesn't show up on the scan. However, I still feel something is lacking, and am considering adding words in black, around the tree outline, or maybe a poem or quote below the tree. What do you think?
Posted by Brenda at 4:07 AM