It's time for another Paint Party Friday and I'm excited! We're having a beautiful week, so I grabbed my easel and headed outside...
This painting was inspired by Connie Hozvicka's "Abstract Adventures" workshop (part of 21 Secrets). The process is similar to the one I use when making my collage papers, but with greater attention to the heart and body connection to art making. It is refreshing (and challenging!) to quiet my mind and let loose. I have a tendency to over think things, so I really appreciate Connie's intuitive approach.
After I stopped painting, I felt the restlessness of not being finished, but it didn't need more paint... It needed something radical...
So I cut it up!
After I cut it up, I couldn't resist playing with the pieces...
("before" on the left, "after" on the right)
If you remember this post, then it should be no surprise that I "found" an elephant among the pieces!
I guess I could have stopped there... But I didn't!
I mounted all of the pieces on an 18 x 24 canvas. I loved the way it looked like a patchwork quilt, which made me think...
It would be a great background for a mixed media painting...
Or would be the perfect start to one of my "reverse" paintings!
One painting, endless possibilities!
I'd like to finish today's post by thanking Dawn for reminding me of the following quote (and providing me with some daisy inspiration)!
"I love daisies... They're so friendly. Don't you think that daisies are the friendliest flowers?"
-Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan's character in "You've Got Mail")
Daisies are my favorite flowers too.
Wishing you a weekend filled with all of your favorite things!