Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Playing in the Studio



 

I have been playing in the studio.   There are times when one just has to splash some water and paint together and take whatever comes.   

 Revisiting Nita Leland's "the New Creative Artist" helped inspire me to relax and enjoy creating.   This book not only explores ways to develop your own artistic voice but features  many wonderful artists.   One of those is a blogging buddy Julie Ford Oliver at  juliefordoliver.blogspot.com.     Hope you will pay this lovely lady a visit.   Her art is awesome!
 
 
One activity Nita suggests is making a treasure chest for your collectibles.
  
A recycled gift box has now become mine.    
 
I am learning that being creative is so much more than just painting or making art.   It is living each day focusing on doing something out of the ordinary.
 
May God Bless all of you and your unique endeavors.
Have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. Good grief -- your "playing" and "splashing" is a full-blown, gorgeous work of art!

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  2. Debbie, I love your beautiful bluejays! I agree with you, being creative can be expressed in so many ways during the course of a day. From the way you arrange a dinner table, the style of your clothing or hair, and the way your home appears in each and every room. It is so much more than paint and canvas.

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  3. I echo the above comment...your playing is wonderful. I am going to check out The New Creative Artist. It sounds interesting. Bonnie

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  4. Lovely painting, Debbie!
    Will have to keep an eye out for that book - and go visit Julie xx

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  5. Great post

    Love the box idea. I've made jars for momentos. A box on the wall will be fun.
    Today I'm going to put out color washes outdoors for Jack Frost to nip them into patterns. I got the idea from Diana M. Davis' blog.

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  6. Wonderful and cheerful painting! Ditto your words on creativity - and Nita's book is definitely inspirational! Sometimes just splashing paint around can be an instant pick up!

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  7. Debbie, this is just such a lovely painting and I feel such a strong sense of your own serenity coming through. The book looks amazing and I have to agree with you on Julie's work.

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  8. Debbie, this is a nice and colorful painting. You must have had a good play time in your studio. God bless

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  9. Debbie,it's lovely, I love that book too and have a copy next to my chair in the den. Always inspiring. love to you, God Bless you honey, love,Diana

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  10. I have that book too-it was a gift from my son. I love your painting-it's good to see what you're doing in the studio.
    Love you-
    Debra

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  11. Love the painting, your such an inspiration to all of us..
    Your posts have a way of making me happy even on a sad day as today..
    I will look into that book and great idea about the treasure box.
    BJ

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  12. LOVE! your painting!!! I haven't read that book...I'll have to check it out. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Deb

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  13. I would love to be able to splash some paint together and make art like you. One of my art goals is to start adding color to my doodles...maybe try oil painting some. I like the box treasure chest idea. kind of like being a child again when every find was a treasure.

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  14. This is a wonderful way to renew. Sometimes we must give ourselves permission to have fun.

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  15. ...nothing like splashing the colours about to get inspired, love the wee birds around the ring of glowing flowers. I too collect all manner of parafunalia, our house bulges with things 'I'm gonna paint one day' - ah t'is a wonderful talent this arty thing. Keep playing :-)

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  16. I am loving your painting. The "splash" of colors are wonderful. The book looks very interesting too. I shall have to look it up.Have a fun filled weekend.

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  17. I think that is the secret, just to enjoy and have some fun experimenting. I really like your collection of treasures and I can see all the lovely walks you have nearby to find them.
    I have the Janet Marshs Nature Diary, loved it when I bought it so many years ago, a really beautiful book.
    It is lovely to find you have visited and left such nice comments. Enjoy your paintings, the pretty birds and flowers feel like spring is coming.

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  18. That is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Pixie!! I think I need to add that book!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  19. One of my favorite books! Beautiful watercolor! And your box is a work of art in itself - a lovely collection.

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  20. Just wanted you to know I ordered the book. It really looks great. Thanks! Can't wait to get it.

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  21. The blue jay painting is brilliant! I love how free and vivid it is. What ever you are doing keep it up!

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  22. Someone gave me a hint that you had noticed my work in this book.
    Pleased to know you like the book. It has so many great ideas and lessons in it. You made a great treasure chest.

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