Art Break

The more I create, the more I mourn what I missed all those years that I thought I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.
Now I climb over mounds of doubt, clearing paths to forge ahead. I hit roadblocks where all I see in my art is what is lacking. At these times, I return to basics, watching instructional videos or reading. Currently, I am enchanted with the work of Alphonso Dunn, whose book Pen & Ink Drawing lays out techniques step-by-step. Dunn also offers excellent YouTube videos.

The floral featured is my interpretation of a floral bouquet from a photograph. The image that follows uses the technology of photo editing to boost it with some colour and a dreamy frame.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

26 thoughts on “Art Break

  1. There’s so much going on in these images. Each has their own beauty! I agree, it is so hard to keep that creative spark going – the instructional videos are a good idea. (“mounds of doubt” – wow!)

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