Monday, March 03, 2014

Painting On Deli Paper

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Give It A Try
I have a habit when I am traveling - I like to watch other artists making art on YouTube.  Even if I am standing in line waiting to board a plane you will likely find me watching a video of someone painting, stamping, cutting or pasting!  I find it incredibly soothing.  (I have really been enjoying videos by Jane Davies and Suzi Dennis lately!)  Of course, there is a bit of it that is frustrating as well - knowing I am far from my craft room - far from my paints and stamps and pens and brushes.  I store up all of that frustration and turn it into desire so that when I get home I am bursting to get into the craft room and start creating!  When I got home from this most recent trip I ran into the craft room and started playing with paints, sprays, stamps and ink!  I decided to give deli paper a try - using it first to stamp off on or to brush extra paint off of my paint brush.  Then I took the random piece and became a bit more intentional with it.  This is the result.  I'm ready to start my next piece!!!! :)  So if you are like me and find yourself watching other artists create on YouTube, I encourage you to give what you are watching a try!  If you are watching the video you obviously are attracted to the creative process...why not unleash it?!?! :)


Anonymous said...

I love it when you unleash your desires on paper! The colours and shapes are fantastic. I have no idea what deli paper is (other than the stuff used to wrap meats in a…well…deli). How large is this piece? Will you display as is, or will you use it (or parts) for something else? I am guilty of watching more than doing. That's something that needs to change, for sure. Sending love and hugs. Doris

Lorraine said...

Yes, I watch a lot too. Too much looking and not enough doing. Maybe if I took your advice I could dig out from under the accumulations and let go. This is beautiful and looks like you really had a good time with all those colors and patterns.