This was a REAL jumpstart for me.
I joined Creativity Jumpstart 2017 for the first time. It is a paid course with 24 artists presenting each day. All of us who joined are encouraged to create based on inspiration from the artist of that particular video/day.
Today was the first day and I enjoyed watching the video by Marsha Valk but, my feeling was...Hey! There's no directions, just watching her create really cool artwork. There was no way I was going to try to create anything like she did.
I then hopped over to the show and tell page where participants can upload the artwork they created and started looking through the submissions. And guess what? I got inspired by another participants post Katy Leitch from the U.K.
I realized that I only need to concentrate on some basic things and could create art with those points.
The points I took out of the video were:
So that's what I did.
I painted an 11x14 canvas panel black. Used some old, painted papers to cut up and add to the piece. Threw on some gold glitter that I found while rummaging through my closet and added a big, bright, magenta circle.
As I looked at it I realized that it looked like a Universe. So I googled universe quotes and found this one quite appropriate "Nothing Happens Until Something Moves". That something was ME.
So I moved and I continued adding washi tape, white dots and gold dots and then I was done.
I couldn't believe I actually had created something inspired by that video.
Looking forward to the next ones.
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