This past winter holiday I chose to take a break from client work, and instead only work on art that I created solely for me. Every day I am drawn to create art of one kind or another.
What shapes do I admire in art? I have an immense collection of art that I marvel at. I pull out page after page of collages and gaze at new ways to make trees, grass, hills, flowers. My art needs some new ideas. In this day in age it is a thrill to be able to appreciate and aspire after so many artists around the world. I gaze at them daily on Instagram and love the influence of so many brilliant minds. It is time for my art work to grow and in these dark holiday months, I sit out, take time and let things blossom, let them come to fruition. I've always wanted to learn how to do draw better, adapt and flow with my natural style.
During the holiday I approached my art time as more of a time for artistic research & experimentation. I made up rules, like each page will have a border and we'll use just one color. Incorporate as many new ideas as you can. Tree is a top request (for henna!), for sure. And how many ways can I draw a tree? Express that ideas in plants, one living thing after another, blossoming, layers of awesomeness, hill after hill of natural beauty.