Every year I revisit my process and the way I work. I have realized that little and often is the best way for me to get things done. I try to paint three hours a day without stopping, keeping my attention and focus very high. Sometimes this goes to four or five hours but I try to do at least three hours. I write down how long I’ve spent to keep track of how I am doing. I also have a rough idea as to how long it will take me to make each painting. I add up all those hours ahead of time and I come up with a big old number and then I divide by the number of art making days I have- this gives me an approximate idea of a schedule, some answer to what it will take to make this work and if it is even possible.
This is, after all, a practice and when I think about it that way it seems to take the stress off of me. I know if I just show up and not worry too much about the enormous task at hand, then I will be able to figure it out. Bit by bit. The point isn’t to be super efficient, but rather to enjoy the process rather than being stressed all the time.
Yes I know it’s not paint...I’m consumed though with both color and fiber at the moment and will be for the next two weeks at least. Prepping to lead a training for top hair professionals at the end of the month and I couldn’t be more excited! The universe is so benevolent and abundant and I am practicing every moment being open to receiving its gifts and savoring the wonder. Who knew a square pic of yarn could inspire such thought...
My next art workshop will take place Friday @theshopaccra at 7pm.
We will paint on cardboard and let our creativity come out in circles, dots and other round shapes. Because circles are all around us!
I got inspired by a collaborative project designed by @circlepainting and we will try it out in Accra! #artworkshop#art#accra#accraagenda#theshopaccra#circlepainting
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In the ’color’ online workshop, we explore color, starting with the color wheel, in whimsical and light-hearted demos. • • •
I didn’t start cooking willy nilly throwing stuff together. Maybe you did. And maybe it turned out. Me? No. My mom used recipes. And I do too.
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I guide you through some “recipes” for color. Yum.
1. We start at the very beginning with sticking to just one color. Yikes! Is that possible?
2. In each adventure, we add a color or two. Keeping it relaxed and doable.
3. And finally, skipping around the wheel, we explore color combos that work.
Become comfortable with color. Confident, even! Phew and Yay!
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With a life-time of painting experience, I (Sue) share some of my favorite tips and hints, helping you to be able choose colors wisely.
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READ MORE @ http://bit.ly/skColor It is LIVE already. Join in, watch and create. Start today! YAY!
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Altered Books workshop Saturday 24th Feb 10-16.00
A marvellous opportunity to learn the basics of the art of altered books with book artist Heather Hunter whose work can be seen in the current exhibition at the museum Ex Libris: Altered Books.
In this Study Day you will investigate simple techniques to start respectfully altering a book. You will choose a book from a selection supplied that are ready for recycling.
You will start altering your book by discussing how to use the text that you want to respond to creatively.
Techniques that will be covered include strengthening pages, folding, cutting cavities and making pockets whilst retaining the quality of the book as an amazing piece of flexible engineering.
If time permits embellishments will be discussed and you will start to decorate the pages.
At the end of the day you will have a book ready for you to continue altering.
No previous experience is needed.
Cost £45 per person. To book please call 01296 331441 or book online
🙂We hope you had a blast at Free Arts Day last Saturday!! Thanks to everyone who stopped by! Winter classes begin next week [Mon., Jan. 22]. There is still time to sign up. Visit our website, link in bio.⠀
☎️ Call 914-967-0700 for any questions!