At Art Camp Day 2, we studied the color wheel, warm and cool colors and paint! We began our work on an acrylic painting of a whimsical tree. It was fun to watch art unfold from the paintbrushes and imagination of 6-9 year olds.
Inspiration in a Single Bluebird
What inspires you? Here’s a little something that inspired me.
I have been enamored with this bird silhouette for a few weeks. It all started as a picture in a book on bluebirds. Longing to master sketching birds, I drew the bird several times in my sketchbook. I just love the freedom of spirit that a bird in flight represents. We really are meant to soar, you know.
I cut out the sketch I liked best and have been using it as the starting point for three pieces so far:
I love that a single photograph has transformed into so many versions.
What about you? What inspires you? Which dream are you pursuing?
Project 365: Day 93 Art with my Kids
Taking a cue from their mom, Trey and Kat felt inspired to paint tonight. Soccer practices were called off due to weather so it was a perfect chance to make art.
Here’s what I made:
The middle school classes are collecting gift cards and my painting will be part of a “Giftcard Tree” for the ACA Auction and Gala Fundraiser.
And a highlight if my day – unexpected lunch date with my BFF at BFF:
Project 365: Day 92 My Crazy Idea
I almost forgot to take a picture today. Other than Zumba class with mom, I spent most of my day sitting at a computer working on another scholarship application – which was completely lost when Safari suddenly shut down (grrrrr.)
I’m going to seminary in the Fall and I even got an article posted on Youthworker Movement today about my journey. You can check it out here.
The article mentions the expense of seminary, which is of course why I’m spending any spare hours working on scholarship applications. I also applied for a part time job that I hope will both give me a new type of nonprofit work experience, but also help us prepare for college financially.
What I’d rather be doing is working on turning the above unfinished pieces into art. So this is where I admit to a crazy idea – how about selling the art I make to help pay for seminary? It’s a long shot possibly, but why not? I’m thinking either open up an Etsy shop online, or sit on a corner with a cardboard sign saying “Will Make Art for Seminary Tuition.” (Probably the former, I’ll keep you posted.)
What do you think? Should I do the crazy thing? Anybody want a commissioned piece of art made with much love and gratitude?
Questions: What would you do if you could get paid to do what you love? Is that the same or different than what you do now?
Project 365: Day 91 Creative time
I got a lot of productive work done today, scholarship essays and other legwork, but I also carved out an hour to go to my happy place, my painting table.
I painted and got my hands sticky with gel medium. I’m working on about 5 mixed media canvases at once, alternating as my heart whispers to me. I would love to create art that inspires others, and I would love to inspire others to create art.
If we are the sons and daughters of a Creative God, and we are made in His image, it only makes sense to me that we can draw closer to Him as we explore our creativity. How do you do this?