With three children four-years-old and under, there isn’t a lot of time to create. Mostly time is spent just mommy-ing. However, as much as I love mommy-ing, I try to carve out a bit of creative time weekly even in these early newborn days (Baby M is already now 2 1/2 months old!). I don’t have time to pull out lots of supplies so I’ve been mostly working in my drawing book when inspiration strikes.
One new artist I’ve discovered is Jodi Ohl (http://www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.ca/). Her style is whimsical, colourful, and full of spirit. I like making art for my kids and this piece of hers below inspired me to try my hand creating my something above in what I hope was a similar vein:
In my drawing, I included the Erin Hanson quote: “What if I fall? Oh but darling, what if you fly?” which I find a lovely sentiment. Her piece has much more depth and layering. Mine was done in a morning in stolen 10 minute length moments (and using my kids’ dollar store watercolours set) and has a much more basic, concrete style but it would be a fun piece to do on canvas as a mixed media piece down the road. Texture would add such a dynamic slant to the work.
Oh, one day when there is more time…and more sleep:)