Monday, December 6, 2010
The Wild Side
The creative challenge that I am running at queen of creativity castle revolves around the word wild. I decided to explore the idea in my journal. I started out with black gesso and then added the zebra which left very little space for anything else so I decided to do the facing page as well. I had cut the edges of both pages previously. I started with some folk art paint that looked like the savannah in east Africa to me. I added some oil pastels in green to represent the grasses. Then I added several more wild animals. With the addition of some words I considered it done.
At first I had no idea how I was going to explore this word but then I just let go and let it happen with no conceived notion of what it had to be. For some reason that seems to be a lesson I need to learn over and over again. Maybe art is all about letting go after all.
If you'd like to join in this challenge come over to my site on ning.