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.