Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Purple Tree


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?

7 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I am definitely liking your purple tree.

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog post.

I took Paulette Insall's organic backgrounds class and would love to take her faces class if she offers it again.

Carolyn said...

Ohhh LOVE your tree : ) Which sub group is this for?

Brenda said...

The subgroup is Milliande's artist dates - do you belong to that one. Join up and commit to at least 13 minutes of art a week!

Martha Lever said...

LOVE this tree!!! Beautiful! Thanks for the blog post !!

Jo Wholohan said...

i was wondering if you had a blog brenda!! thanks so much for your lovely comment on your blog.

How are you enjoying the class??? Just busting to get to the crayons in next weeks lessson, the neocolours are my most favourite supply LOL Cant wait to see what paulette does with them.

I just LOVE this tree, the purple is perfect xx Jo

Trish said...

hey! I hope you don't mind-but I tagged you:)
here's the link to the rules
http://thisnnnthat.blogspot.com/2008/10/tagged-1st-time.html
I figured it was a good way to learn a bit more about you:) and I am loving your blog!

Janny said...

I think it's beautiful, must be a nice class;o)