April was good though I went through a lot of changes with my art. I resisted painting my fantasy flowers even though they were fun and oh-so-colorful!
I always feel I should paint something else after painting five or six of the same motif. Do you feel that way too, or do you love to explore the same motif until you’ve excavated all that it can give you?
After these two paintings, I went in a slightly different direction:
Still flowers though, inspired by spring no doubt. Then I went in a different direction:
The still life was great fun, so I’ll explore more of that style in the future. It’s funny how art goes in various directions if you let it lead you. I feel that I’m always learning more, and that will never end.
I also had time to make some clay sculptures, which is always an effort in trial and error. This “cage” doll started out as a thrifted candleholder. It took me a while to finish, but I was happy with the result.
The one below is built around a blue agate geode. I used Apoxie Sculpt for both sculptures.
All of these items are available in my etsy shop Earth and Faery.
I also made some narrow flower paintings / collages, which was fun. I usually don’t paint tall and narrow, so it was a challenge.
We’re coming into the hot months here in Florida now, so I’ll be spending more time indoors to escape the heat. I’m pondering more art classes to add to my class site. I have two available now: How to Make a polymer clay whimsy girl, and How to Make a mosaic box with clay tiles.
You can check out those offerings HERE. I’m gathering supplies to make spirit dolls using my sculpted faces, and I’m thinking about designs. I will make several dolls in the course.
I made a simple, mostly no-sew, one a while back on YouTube that you can check out HERE.
What have you been working on lately? A day without making art is partially a wasted day in my opinion, but we do the best we can.
Lots of love and inspiration to you!