a choice... a journey not a destination... different things to different people... better than sorrow
Sunday, July 26, 2009
A Creative Day...
Of course any good day starts with a lovely cup of coffee. A number of months back I started making my coffee with a coffee press. It is very yummy especially when you make it espresso strength. I've had a little experiment going of trying to get the foam on top each time but haven't quite figured out the deciding factor yet. I even had a little swirl with the cream but disturbed it too much when trying to find a spot with enough light to take a photo.
I've mentioned some of the art classes on dvd and one I watched recently was by Ann Baldwin called Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage. It was really more about basic texturing instructions but very informative. I also bought her book Creative Paint Workshop which has some great examples and some projects you can follow. I utilized a photo of a tree I had taken a while back at Piedmont Park and incorporated it as my focal point. I didn't take pictures of the process and wish I had. At several points I was not happy with it but once I did a final wash with white gesso and added the birds on a wire stamp from the Tim Holtz collection I was much happier. It's going into my Etsy shop so hopefully someone else will like it.
By day I work with computer software at a law firm and by weekend I'm exploring my creative side. You know, mixed in with all the other stuff you have to do on the weekend like the laundry. I love reading blogs and seeing all the beautiful artwork. I love how encouraging and friendly the community is. Please feel free to leave a comment even if it is just to say hi.