my pencil sketch wasn't worth much - after i spread the paint on the canvas,
it totally covered my pencil lines... :-)
a bit of colour & texture (sponge & paper towel!)
a bit more colour & detail
... me & the swirly swirls... :-)
a few little words & voilà.
This was done last night on a small canvas (i think it's 8" x 8").
I think back sometimes at how i became an artist and inevitably, it takes me back to childhood.
When my friends were playing with Barbies & dolls, i was painting their faces with magic markers. :-) I'd spend hours with colouring books & crayons & paper & scissors. Whenever it would thunder, mom would take out her ingredients & make us home made play dough with food colouring & all.
To this day, i love thunder.
When i was 10 or 11, a family friend came back from Japan & brought me a few magazines & books - all written in Japanese. I thought the lettering was the most beautiful thing i had ever seen. So I grabbed some paper & copied about 10 pages of text - only because i loved the look of all those little lines & squares & symbols.
Were you always creative, or was it something you developed with time?
What kind of things did you love doing as a child?
Carpe Diem folks...