This time I am taking her newly released e-course Bloom True. As I expected it is everything I imagined and more.She is true to her word.
I am OPEN to it all!
So bear with me for the next 6 weeks as you help me intuitively paint myself to greatness.I will try to limit my ” Help ..What do you see?” questions.
I have really been enjoying our classroom community. I love reading everyone’s comments and thinking “Yes, I get what you are saying, I see that…I know where you are coming from… ” But it is our own process and each and everyone of us will find our own way.Its just so nice to know you are not alone in your process. Everyone is finding and sharing.It is a great learning environment.
The key is trust.Not an easy value to uphold when painting. Especially when you have an inner critic sitting right next to you, critiquing every move…..
Currently we are working on our mark making. I have been searching the house high and low for tools. Just recently I received a lovely bottle of wine as a gift…wrapped in some fabulous cardboard.
What am I thinking you ask? I am eyeing the cardboard with great enthusiasm thinking the ridges on it will be a fine mark making tool. My children and husband no longer speak, they just glance sideways at each other and hope and pray that they did not inherit this gene….
So here you go. What I have found helpful in my mark making process. Fun times and lots of play….
My very own homemade cut outs. These are made from sturdy paint chips, a couple of different hole punches and an exacto knife. Anything goes…
Fruit and veggie mesh. Great for spraying paint or inks on.
Scrapbook paper cutouts, ridged cardboard,raised paper…
Anything to scratch, etch and move paint around.
Scrap cuts outs. Love these. Once again great for spraying through or painting on top.
And last but not least. My favorite…
Spray bottles, fluid paint and ink. I am loving these. My walls and floors are not!
Great for spraying through cutouts, or into wet paint. Great for drips!
So there you have it. Add a paint brush or two, fingers and rags and you have an arsenal of great mark making tools!
I would love to hear what you are using. Please share and feel free to add a link!
Thanks for dropping by…and remember…..
practice, patience and perseverance
Trust me, it will change the way you paint.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org