I'm so excited! I got to paint some more after my last post!! Yahoo!!
I soooo needed to get back into my studio and get paint on my hands. I was on the computer for a while that day and kept coming across artists whose work was deliciously sloppy and free. I was so inspired (and a bit jealous). I wanted to do that too.
Finally I went into my studio and grabbed a canvas that I had painted black for another project years ago. I grabbed 3 paints, squeezed one onto the canvas and used my hands to smear it around, then did the same with the other 2 colors. Then I grabbed white paint and used it to draw a branch with my fingers.
Yes, I finger painted!!
That was the only way for me to completely connect with, and release, everything that had built up in me from not painting... I had to really go for it, let go of perfectionism, and let loose!
I had to be free!
And boy was it exactly what I needed. I had a blast! I smeared, smooshed, splashed and literally threw paint around.
I used the end of a paint brush to draw into the wet paint (that was the only time I used a brush on this!) When it dried I used vine charcoal to loosely draw the branch and write "be free" then sprayed it with a sealer.
Ahh... much better now.
So what about you? What do you really want to be doing right now? Then why are you on the computer? Turn it off and go get your hands dirty!! Paint, write, whatever... just let loose, have fun, and be free!!