Good morning! I actually don't know which day of Art Every Day we are supposed to be on. What I do know is that I went upstairs yesterday and did at least a month's worth (at my current rate). It's the weirdest thing to be suddenly swept up with inspiration after nothing for so long. It's kind of like those African rainy seasons where the ground is cracked and the fish a struggling to breath without water when the floods finally come.
I actually did three pieces and prepped a background to try to execute a little sketch idea I had. All three completed projects had been mistakes that were lying around taunting me with their ugliness. I didn't get a good shot of all of them, but this is my favorite:
I had the little serious looking gray tabby painted out and was holding up the canvas looking at him and saying to him, "What do you want on your head?" Just over the edge of the canvas, I saw my little bird tracing guide that I've used in the past stuck to my white board. "Ahh! A birdie!" Because once I'm sitting at my desk, I'm not too keen to get up, I looked around at my feet for some scrapbook paper or something to make the bird from. A printed photo from our vacation to Montana a couple of years ago was close at hand. Bluesky Birdie looks good, I think! :)
I'll show you the other things sometime soon, I'm sure. My ground might become parched again before the month is over.
I must now get ready for my real job. May the Lord bless you today with blue skies and birdies to share them with.
Love the tabby with the blue sky bird - wonderful piece!ReplyDelete
Beautiful post! Not only a wonderful piece of art, but what a great story!ReplyDelete
Lovely work...greys are one of my favourite family of shades. The bird is beautiful. How puzzled must that cat be?ReplyDelete
Oh, I like your blue sky birdie very much. Good stuff Lori.ReplyDelete
Great Post Lor!!!! Love the painting!!!! You go girl:)ReplyDelete
Puffy heart this!!!!! LOVE the bird! grand idea! and resourceful! Welcome back to the creativity! ;-) xo Renee of Happily Ever After by Renee Burke, LLCReplyDelete
These are both great, Lori! How did you make the first one? I love the way you think, BTW. Blessings back at you!ReplyDelete
Good job, Lori! In both the story and the kitty!ReplyDelete
YAY!! so glad you are feeling the inspiration! Love the Kitty and Birdie :)ReplyDelete
I love the idea of using a photograph like that. The birdie looks so happy and hopeful sitting up there on kitty's head!ReplyDelete
i LOVE the bird came into being....it really set of the piece perfectly!ReplyDelete
I love the painting and the story :)ReplyDelete
I liked reading your post today and really loved the finished piece... great combination xxReplyDelete