|some recent patterns|
I just finished up some carved stamps of keys that I love, but there is also the definition of pattern as shared by Lyric in a previous post that says, 5a. standard way of moving, acting etc. That is where I would like to focus!! Creating a new personal pattern about creating art! Making time, creating time and actually making it a verb, an action word. I would like to encourage you to create your own pattern of sketching or creating art regularly and maybe even SHARING it.
I was up in Big Bear recently, we were with a group doing some jet skiing and water skiing when the skies opened up with lighting and thunder! We were pulled out of the lake and took refuge in a small diner type restaurant that overlooked the lake. We watched as the storm was trying to steal away our fun. As the group sat staring out the window I offered up some of my watercolor paper and watercolor pencils and asked them to paint something to pass the time ( I always have my paint supplies with me!)
|Chris and I painting our mini masterpieces!|
Many passed but a few took on the challenge and we had fun painting while the others watched. When we were done we decided to slide the paintings under the glass tops of the tables and leave them as small gifts for the next people to sit at our tables. A small act of kindness offered as a thank you before returning to the lake.
I posted our story on my blog and was told about a Facebook site where artists are leaving small pieces of art as a gift and posting about it. They are writing on the back that this is a gift of art, please take it, leave it or share it but please let us know where it has ended up and then an email address. I love the idea of sharing art, small onsite paintings left as gifts for someone to find and enjoy. It is that spirit of giving that makes this sketchbook challenge blog so wonderful, offering gifts of art each month to everyone. I have a sketching class this weekend, I am taking my students to a location to sketch and then have lunch. I will also encourage them to leave a small painting or bookmark somewhere on location for someone else to enjoy. If you decide to share some art, please let me know! I would love to hear from you, post it on our flickr group site, share where you left your art! Make sure when you leave information on your art that you put this blog address to the sketchbook challenge so they can join us and post where they found the art, etc. I think it would be so much fun to try and find some of these gifts and photograph them waiting to be claimed. A new pattern of paying it forward or giving back and sharing the gift of ART!