All those “experts” who say the act of creating art is a nice relaxing activity that causes you to go into a bit of a meditative trance are correct. I find it is most mysterious how I don’t even need to have a “subject” I want to create… it just emerges if (or WHEN) I let it. Grabbing brushes, paints, paper, canvas or art journals, having some fun happy music you love in the background or that favorite movie playing off in the distance… PRICELESS!
This photo is my most recent creation on black card stock. For some crazy reason everything I believe to be most important is created on card stock, even when I just make notes to myself or lists of things to do. If it is on card stock, it means it is more substantial to me. I had out my bottles of acrylic paints, a number of implements which would create dots and the black card stock. I use metal jar lids from salsa, green olives or pickle jars to drip puddles of paint into. Metal jar lids are among a hundred other things I “save” because gosh, who knows when you may need to use some of them.
So many of the acrylic paints in my collection are dreamy and some even have sparkles of glitter or opalescence in them. On this project, I merely used the round end of a smaller paint brush to create the dots. I basically dip the end of the brush into the paint for each “dot.” Overall, it takes a few hours of “creating.” I just start out in a random fashion, using colors I happen to enjoy together. I didn’t know that these “waves” were going to emerge until later in the process. Once I started to see the waves, I used the teeny dots to enhance the tops of the waves. I also used the tiny dots to create the foam. I love the darker storm clouds above the waves. To be honest, I have no idea what the triangle design has to do with the waves over the top. I like it just the way it is! That’s all that matters.
The fact that I created all of the elements on the same piece of cardstock in the same evening is what connects it all. The magic happens when I try not to over analyze it all and just enjoy the process. Have fun!