This was the demo I worked on last night and I was so grateful to share what I do with a fabulous group of people. I spent four more hours this morning tweaking it and it now feels done to me...the title was a gift last night (thank you!) and I think it's perfect.
This piece is also another ode to Isaac Bignell. His work was the first original art I saw while I growing up in the north and was saddened to hear that his life was cut short. So much incredible talent, so much beautiful work.
A few of the things I was reminded of yesterday were terrific exercises to stretch our creative muscles that we practiced in college:
* work with your non-dominant hand
* create your image upside down
* use a limited or monochromatic palette
* work larger
* work smaller
* try a different subject matter
* try a different medium
* try a different ground
It's all about forcing our hands and eyes to work together and about pushing ourselves. Sometimes the most magical things happen by accident.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan