In spite of the weather we had a wonderful weekend...picked up a few treats at Michael's, perused some fantastic art books at Indigo for inspiration (planning for a new year-long project), spent the afternoon in Cochrane beginning with a lovely Yak tea (market spice tea latte) at Coffee Traders and culminating with a visit to Tyrell Clarke's new gallery.
Plus, a project I've been working on is finally coming to fruition...it's been one of those 'oh it looks great...never mind' kind of processes. That seems to happen a lot. Especially when I'm specifically working on something to share. That's the kind of thing that I hope to communicate whenever I teach, that everything has its ups and downs. That even artists who have been creating for years experience challenges. And that each layer adds to the final product. Trust the old adage of 'never give up'
Anyway, I'm excited to play with the Liquitex spray paint and happy to finally get a Liquitex free-style paintbrush for adding large washes of colour. Already tried it and it feels terrific in my hand. The bristles are both flexible and firm, just the way I like it.
'Honouring the Ancestors': Awesome Airdrie
AIRdirondack Art Project
'Counting Crows': Great Places Plan