Today I made this tower. It is almost night. You can see the sun standing low. Sometimes I dream about creating in a tower. All day long I will make one piece of art after the other. Then… when the day is almost over and the sun is turning red I will take all the art I made and climb the stairs towards the tower roof. Standing there, enjoying the view and the fresh air, I set all my art free to soar on the winds and find its proper owners…
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.
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?
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…’
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!