This is an image I have wanted to make into a painting for a long time, but each time I have tried I have been displeased with the result. It is still a work in progress, but so far I am please with the progress. Looking at the images that I have produced I am amazed at what a difference a daily practice makes. Skills that have grown rusty with disuse are coming back.
Summer Tunes for #worldwatercolormonth.
When searching through my collection of images for the theme of Furry Friend this little black squirrel. I am enjoying this challenge of doing 30 watercolors in July for #WorldWatercolorMonth hosted by Doodlewash.com I have found that daily creativity is one of the best habits I can have. I start by blocking out 25 minutes for painting in the morning as a starting point. Many times it goes longer than that because it is going well and I am enjoying it. But, I seem to be more productive in other areas when after I have started with creating. I am also taking a course on creativity from Coursera. One of the things that jumped out at me is a quote.
“To live is to have problems and to solve problems is to grow creatively” J.P. Guilford
I think process of working creatively also does the converse, it frees that part of your mind that solves problems, so you get more done as you spend less time looking for answers to the small things.
I ran across a challenge on Doodlewash®, for themed watercolors, complete with a challege to do thirty of them in thirty days. I am not sure I am going to get all thirty done, a I started on the 17th, but still worth a shot. I am very much looking forward to this challenge. I am finding that viewing the gallery is very inspiring as well
Sometimes an idea hits you at the oddest times. This little sea serpent grew out of an attempt to create a little troll. The troll kept elongating. He needs more work and finishing but I am quite pleased with the transformation. I am finding that creating these tiny creatures to bring some magic into the everyday is quite fun.