Do you ever feel like you need some light-hearted play?
I frequently feel this in our world of rush-rush and dispiriting messaging of all that is going wrong.
An antidote that lifted my spirits recently was participating in Carla Sonheim’s 2016 Kids Art Week. It was full of free art projects for the kid in all of us. I made my art purely in the spirit of play.
I did two because this was fascinating as an exercise and the dogs I created were just so cute and weird!
The collages I did based on the Robert Motherwell lesson don’t look much like his style, but I enjoy what I came up with. I also like what happens when you dry brush paint on paper and then cut it into shapes. I think I'll do more of that in the future.
And I very much enjoyed creating art inspired by Klee and by Dubuffet—in which I also celebrate my love of animals by including them in my creations.
I’m sharing photos of my art on this blog.
Bright, bold, and colorful—they cheer me up and I hope they do the same for you!
Yes, Carla’s 2016 Kid’s Art Week was just what I needed!