Thursday, March 20, 2014

Weekly Art Challenge

The challenge at Inspiration Avenue this week 
is brought to us by Kim. It's a fun one called
Inner Child Art

I made a quick slideshow of the progression of
my childlike artwork
(This was only my second video, and while I was making it, 
I think I said a few words my inner child had not heard of :-)
But no matter, here is the finished product.

I'm calling her "Teacher".
I always loved a teacher who made learning fun.

Stop over at Inspiration Avenue to see 
the other Inner Child creations!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mixed Media?

 A layered background ready for some finishing touches . . .

This has caught the corner of my eye every time I've walked past it 

in the basement for years. I always think ~ hmmmmm, so grungy . . . 

but I kind of like it!

Maybe it's the touches of pink and blue reminding me of a sunset . . .

Today I hauled it out and snapped a picture.

Can you tell what it is?


an old skateboard.

Probably took Jesse only 2-3 months to reach this level of destruction.
He used to skate every day.
Finally the board snapped and that was that.

I always wondered why skateboards had such elaborate graphics 
on the bottom when the very first thing that happened to them was obliteration.

Not sure why it was hanging around the basement, but
there's lots of stuff like that down there.
Even some more defunct skateboards, which I will check out.

Have you ever walked by something totally unrelated to art
and immediately had creative thoughts about it?
I've been doing that a lot lately . . .

Happy Monday, and Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Hope you have a good week!