Denthe has invited me to play along in her blog hop.... and to answer the following questions:
1. How does my creative process work?
let's see, it's harder than one would think to describe something you never even think about. Plus my process changes regularly.
Mostly I paint at work on my lunch hour on breaks from my day job. Painting at home doesn't happen too much because of my son. Autism and paint do not always mix. He doesn't enjoy painting and doesn't understand why i am doing it. He doesn't like things out of place or most messes.
At work, I can pull out a piece to work on and put it away after 15-30 minutes...
that's mainly why I do watercolors as opposed to acrylics.
I am inspired by everything... nature, flowers, rocks, bees, bugs, mushrooms, little girls, ladies, color, music, water, quotes... I am mostly painting whatever I feel like at the moment without too much regard for what someone else might want to have hanging on their wall. and I am constantly trying new areas...
here's my little space at work...
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don't know how to answer this one as I am actually unaware what genre I fit into.... I don't see many other falling ladies being painted out there. Of course I have moved onto mandalas, and flowers and rocks....with just the occasional falling lady now.
3. What am I working on now?
I am trying to loosen up with my watercolors, Instead of always outlining all my sketches or adding lines in my mandala, i want to try more light and free looking pieces. I like the simple, alla prima style and want to give up some of my pattern and detail, and lose the overworked feeling to some of my pieces. I have a few to show you by next week I hope.
I am also working on a novel I mentioned awhile ago, about 20 started paintings, my sketchbooks, 2 different children's books with illustrations, more rocks and jewelry, and whatever pops into my head at the moment. I also have a bunch of needlefelting projects and crafts I would love to do.
4. Why do I create what I do?
I simply make what feels good at the time to make....
whatever is nagging at my thoughts enough I simply NEED to get it out into daylight!
you can read Denthe's answers by clicking here. We think alot alike creatively.