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.


  1. I think that art is about letting go, which is why I often have so much trouble with it. I really like what you did with the idea. I made a video to post but didn't finish it yet, too busy of a day. Need to put some brakes on my life! xoO

  2. I've been struggling with this one too! I have done a painting but it looked so much like the one I did for your last challenge that I decided not to post it. Then I came up with another idea involving collage but that didn't quite work... I'm going wild with frustration!!

  3. oh ... you tempt me! i love this spread ... and if your previous post is about burn out, then heaven help us when you are feeling creative!

    funny how the times i feel "stuck" and just start doing anything, even the wacky, well those pieces end up having the most juice in them.

    and black gesso ... be still my beating heart!

    xo lis

  4. Seeing this is making me want to march upstairs to my studio and play with my art supplies! I love your "wild" themed pages!


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