Thursday, April 1, 2010

Playing

Sometimes I feel like I'm 6 years old again. When I get out my paints, markers, paper and other assorted toys I lose myself in play time. Right now my table is littered with paint, paper pieces scissors, glitter and a host of other things. I've been trying to lose myself quite a bit lately. I find that it's good mental therapy. It takes me to places that are quiet and peaceful.
I have a piece of card stock on my table that I've been using to paint things on. I've been using the same one every time. I had just finished painting something and was swirling the brush around on the card stock to get the paint out and realized how cool it looked. Well, cool as defined by me anyway.
It may not ever end up in a fancy schmancy art gallery but I like it. Of course this gave me an excuse to pull out the camera to take the picture of it. Like I need any excuse.

21 comments:

Donna said...

I like it too!! Looks like a forest with little lambs grazing!!
HAHahaa...!!! Well, it does to Me, anyway...I need therapy...and sleep....
night sugar!
hughugs

Ann said...

Yep, sometimes even the messy bits make the best background papers. Guess that means we can't throw anything away!

Sandee said...

I like it too and I especially love the colors. The go together very nicely. I'm glad you have something that you can lose yourself from time to time. It's so important for all of us.

Have a terrific day. :)

BeadedTail said...

I like it too! Sometimes art happens created by accident. I like to lose myself in beading as it's one of the ways I can truly relax!

tahtimbo said...

That looks pretty cool! I know this sounds strange, but when I looked at it, I could swear I could see the face of a galloping, white horse in the center of your mat.
I would definitely keep it.

Grace said...

Art by accident - I love the colors

Bossy Betty said...

I am glad you have fun with your art--it shows!

Alesa Warcan said...

It seems to me that you've fully succeeded in channeling your inner 6 year-old in this accidental piece.
The coolness comes mainly from the cropping, and who did that? Your inner adult, methinks.
Hope you keep having fun.

allotments4you said...

I think this is very cool...I have a cupboard in my kitchen which is full of scraps and bit's and pieces which me and the kids often get out to 'create' stuff...I think this is the best kind of playing ad is very therapeutic...also using knitting and crocheting as therapy!!

Duni said...

Being creative is good for the soul and really enhances your life! Your artwork reminds of a secret garden!

Grampy said...

Ann I think you have something going there. Contemporary Art is a fine thing. Just save them all up and you could have a nice Art exhibit.

FishHawk said...

Well, I actually like it. So, does that mean that I may be as disturbed as you are? Hey Duke, can we get a witness?

jude8753 said...

Great piece Anne that looks like a lot of swirling.

digiVickie said...

All kinds of digital goodies can be created from that too ;)
texture
overlay
background paper
patterns
etc.

it's cool!!

DK Miller said...

I think it's great and you never know what might be found in a fine art gallery. :-) I could see it.

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

Haven't tried painting. Sigh! I am not gifted in visual arts but I love it and I can tell which ones are good. LOL

I believe painting calms your mind as what you also have stated. You did a great job Ann! ^_^

Audrey said...

That is cool :) sometimes I wish I could paint something abstract - but I just don't have it in me. Have to keep "in the lines"!

Ann said...

Donna, I think you just had therapy. you found something in the picture, just like looking for things in the clouds.

Ann oh geesh, I have lots of trouble with that.

sandee yes, very important. I need to practice on getting lost more often though

beaded tail there's nothing better than spending time doing something you truly love to do

tahtimbo not strange at all, it's like looking at clouds and everyone sees something different

grace accident for sure

bossy betty the fun is all that matters, it doesn't even matter if you're good at something as long as you enjoy it and have fun

Alesa Warcan the child and the adult need each other for a proper balance

allotments4you I think you are right. creating something from nothing is a great feeling

duni I like that, secret garden, maybe that's what I should name it

grampy maybe open my own gallery even

fishhawk duke says that's a distinct possibility

jude actually the swirling was just the final touch.

vickie you are so right, I've already tried it as an overlay/texture. I thought it looked rather cool

dkmiller I've seen some rather odd things in art galleries. not that I've been to that many but just saying

buggys maybe I should look your mom up I bet we could have a blast sharing bits and pieces :)

junezach I don't paint pictures, I wish I could, I just use the paint in different arts and craft projects.

Ann said...

Audrey, well since this wasn't intentional it worked. If I was trying to do something like this I probably would struggle with it...lol

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I see a portrait of Spring in that beautiful creation. When my Mom worked, before she got married and had children, she would always keep crayons and a coloring book at her desk. She would color on lunches and breaks. Everyone thought it was strange but she loved it. I'm the same way.

Ann said...

poetic shutterbug, I love it too, you should see how many markers and colored pencils I have.

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