I like to wear lipstick BUT there’s something incredible that happens when I write with a lipstick. I’ve done this before with an AVON lip balm a long time ago –out of pure curiosity.
There’s something about the texture that I love. Look at the chunk pieces and the color! I’m in love. Well more in love.
Seems crazy to want to write with a lipstick. Or does it? One day in a classroom, I found this perfect shade of lipstick- only it was paint. This lipstick idea popped in my head again and here we are. I used variations of red and pink. Oh I love the color. Which by the way isn’t easily noticeable, but if you look closely the beauty’s there.
At first I felt this urgency. I was on a lunch break and literally only 5 minutes left. I made a few mistakes. Wait these little mistakes are fabulous- for the point I’m making. Is pretty perfect? No! We sometimes allow ourselves to be fooled by photoshop. In my case all the little perfect imperfections created by my brush. Let’s move on to the real topic here.
Beauty is on the inside. That beauty shines through so bright on the outside. Yes lipstick helps you shine brighter. Nothing wrong with that. At a first glance this is messy and not necessarily pretty or beautiful. Then I kept looking at the color and the brush strokes here and there. That was BEAUTIFUL! That brought me to this whole notion of what beauty is. We see with our eyes and that can blind us.
A few days later I saved a lifeless tube of lip gloss. Again the color is off but that’s okay. I just bought a scanner. I now have and awesome idea to keep me practicing!
All this led to this quote. Obviously, this is a rough sketch
Okay did I just write that. Well okay why not. There I was, in high school ceramics art class. I had flashbacks of holding the clay in my hand and twisting it along the cold table and then piece by piece pinching it together to create an awesome vase- wait get back to my guest teaching. It was amazing to walk around and see everyone’s projects. What’s the story behind these projects aside from I’m just here to earn credit. I found them all to be amazing. Then the tempera paint kept calling my name. I kept thinking paint. Oh I can practice the principle of rhythm. Rhythm is visual movement in your piece. I’ve got 15 minutes of free time at lunch and I’m doing this. I chose to use the element of shape and color to express rhythm with color.
Yes I felt like a kid in a candy story. Here we go.
Not bad for a little time, tempera paint and an awesome lesson on rhythm. Wait next time I will make the E’s a little thicker.
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend-as you should be! Just want to say thank you for reading. There are a few changes on my blog and a few to come. Check out my pages for fun tools, my interview. As a reminder I do teach online courses.
That’s all for now because I’m going for a quick snack and then it’s blob painting time.
It’s been good to be away from here. I really enjoyed working on my posts for a few weeks and getting lost in my own world. I was able to fully focus on me and my art. Still need to work on eating healthy and getting in shape, but that’s another conversation. Yes being able to focus on my art and just paint is awesome. I feel so much more carefree to be curious! Y-E-S.
Which brings me to how things are going to roll. I will post weekly every Friday. There will be an occasional surprise. You are going to see awesome projects and yes one of them is the love poem. Each month I will wok on projects and at the end of the month I will work on posts. This way I spend the entire month working on my art. It can be hard to divide my days with blogging and projects.
So here we go! I painted a few cards for Easter. Kraft paper looks so beautiful with acrylic paint.
Just a quick short message to say that I hope you have a fun day! Remember the days of egg hunting and the Easter bunny. Good times that still make me smile. Never did find the golden egg or did I? Hiding them has been fun too…
I love to write, paint and draw-but you already know that. Just enjoy your day with your family and friends and realize or remind yourself of the great wonders of the world.
Oh yeah Been working on some fabulous stuff and again making some awesome changes to this blog. It’s all starting next week. I can’t wait for you to see…..