Making collages is so great! I often do this when feeling a bit tired or when I need a creative boost. I just take stuff that is lying around on my table and start cutting or ripping it in pieces and then gluing it on paper. All this without much thoughts. This one is made of colored paper and leftovers of misprinted designs I made. The black background makes the colors pop out more brightly.
just a doodle to start the day
I always start the day just doodling around a little bit. To loosen up and to warm up the drawingmuscles. Sometimes it turns out to be a start for the piece of art of that day, sometimes it is more of a reflection of what is going on in my mind. And sometimes I want to keep on working on it for hours, putting aside all the other things I was supposed to do. Did I tell you already that artists are easily distracted by what comes up around or in them?
First drawing of the day. In fact I was only warming up. I decided to share these pages with you, just as they are, to show you how a drawing sometimes starts.
I wrote a little about the rain:
tic tic, toc toc, tac tac
rain, rain, rain on my roof
I am sitting here and listen to the song of the drops
hoping the gutters don’t leak, the rooftiles are still in place
and I remember that I forgot to let the house get painted on the outside
a moment to stay in bed a little longer
but I am not going to do that, because I also love an early start of the day
hey, there is an enormous bird sitting next to my bed
some sort of ‘angel in disguise’?
This is mister Grumpy. He walks and walks and walks some more, always looking down at the ground. Mister Grumpy is an artist. He seeks inspiration, but cannot find it. This depresses him very much…
…to be continued, maybe even tomorrow, or it might be next week, depending on the inspiration I find
‘4 little princesses dancing on my studio floor’
Fun with paper and scissors on a sundaymorning.
My head was spinning with all that I wanted to do today. But then this painting came up and I thought: ‘Relax, baby! It is the weekend. Just let the colors rain on you and enter you. You can paint them or not. You don’t have to do anything. Relax, relax, relax…’
My house is still filled with flowers from my 60-th birthday.
I keep on drawing them as they are an bottomless well of inspiration.
Kandinsky teaches me about abstract art, Paul Klee about how to keep my art playful and Corita Kent teaches about making art with a message. And Hundertwasser… that is just too much to mention here. Thank you, dear inspirators!