More digital conglomerations of images. Sometimes we cannot put ideas into words, but we can put them into something like a visual story. It means whatever you want it to mean when you look at it. Taking imagery from my journals and my travels and smashing them together.Read More
Whether wallpaper brings to mind mod 1970's, florals, boat stripes, damask, chinoiserie or ikat patterns, your challenge is to create a journal page inspired by a busy repeating design. Don't worry, it doesn't need to be symmetrical or hyper-planned in any way, but try using some sort of repeating pattern that might look like wallpaper if you look at it from a distance.Read More
"Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish."
Grids are endlessly fascinating. I am magnetized, inspired and otherwise driven to work in the form of a grid or grid-like structure. It's not always intentional, it's just that I think in that way. A desire for order? Perhaps. Even though the work inside the boxes or circles is chaotic. A grid is a guide, a fence, a map, a path to work within. It appears to provide a constraint, or perhaps the illusion of a constraint.Read More
So many possibilities for this prompt. You might start by playing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album on your 33rpm record player. Then read Opticks, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light by Isaac Newton, published in 1704. More ideas?Read More
Sometimes I work just with color, other times with words and colors and images, I don't always work in literal fashion, making a list of problems, but I might use color to try to focus my mind. Anyhow, it's not always easy to see what's going on. And if there's an inkling in your mind that you need help figuring things out or balancing out the brain chemicals, please take a step to help yourself.Read More
Announcing the Extended Edition of the Tiny Museum where artists are experimenting, testing & playing with designs, patterns & paint. We start with a pattern & color treasure hunt and we dive into creative exercises to get the ideas flowing. We work through a variety of painting techniques and build grids of patterns, landscapes, abstract patterns and symbols.Read More