22 April 2011

tree of life

tree of life painting

Happy Earth Day!

I'm not sure whether I mentioned it, but during my 'time out' I've been taking one of Alisa Burke's e-courses. I am totally loving the whole messy painting experience (which has always been my natural style rather than anything more precise), and especially the splattering of paint *grin!* After a couple of false starts, where I really was making it up as I went along and had no real goal for what I was trying to achieve, I decided to have a go at creating something inspired by today's calendar date: Earth Day.

tree of life painting

I've always loved trees and living where we do now, surrounded by trees, is awesome! Pine and fir forest can sometimes get a little (dare I say it) 'oppressive', but mixed in with deciduous, most of which is quite ancient, evokes a deep-rooted connectedness to the earth. Very spiritual. Immensely inspirational...

Anyways, I had a blast mixing, splattering and dripping paint, creating my own stamps, mono-printing, drawing and journaling all over my paper (an old brown paper bag), and can't wait to do more of the same. I'm so into this! *grin!*
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