Monday, June 15, 2009

Flying Girl Like a Child, or Yes to Life

Flying Girl Like a Child, or Yes to Life
015/100 in 100 Creative Challenge 6/15/09
Golden Fluid Acrylic on moleskine watercolor paper, 5x8"

Did I paint like a child? Probably not. But my intention was to do so. I was thinking about the way my son draws, but trying to combine it with the flying girl. It's an approximation. S says it reminds him of Francis Bacon, and I can see the similarities, but I would like to think that mine is not so nightmarish. I think I was influenced still by TST I saw red prompt. But also by Inspire Me Thursday Child Draw prompt. I don't know if it matters, but there is also gold in this painting, that you can't see in this picture.

It can be quite interesting to see what happens when you put two prompts together.

In fact, that can be the what makes creativity take off. I remember reading Orson Scott Card's website... probably his writing workshop... and in it, he said that his novels always start out with at least TWO instigating inspirations. Two separate and possibly clashing ideas that allow all sorts of tensions and connotations to grow within them.

What do you do to get that inspiration pop? Do you have any tricks or treats to turn your ideas into works of art?

How have you managed to keep your ideas flowing?

3 comments:

illy-doll said...

Hi Rowena!
I think your entry for this week's IMT prompt of Child Art is fabulous!

I'm loving the primal quality of your work, and the colours really add to that.

-Sarah

Jul said...

I was working with a very similar color palette today!

I wish I had a good answer to your questions about getting ideas flowing, but I really don't. I've been letting the flow stop way too often. Something I need to work on... so very interesting to see where others find their motivation.

spindelmaker said...

Love all the reds!

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