"INSOMNIA" - mixed media on canvas, 18" x 24".
Day 27! A complete detour in the studio today - my regular playmate characters are still catching up on their sleep. An abstract today, and also a paint over! Transformation and reformation. This piece was begun during a 100% sleepless night - it is only fitting it was painted 100% without brushes. Hooray! So you might be wondering what piece I painted over? The pink balloon piece from earlier this year. I think it influenced the softer colors in this abstract, even though there isn't much visible of the original piece.
As 30 in 30 nears its end, I am experiencing a bit of melancholy (which happened each of the other times as well). For artists (who by necessity tend to be solitary creatures and create in a little bubble world all their own) this challenge unites us all in a daily cyber-sharing, getting a little peek into each other's processes and inspiration, challenges and frustration. It is tribal and communal. My art tribe is out there and they are brilliant.
From an individual perspective, this challenge continues to teach me how POSSIBLE it is to focus on creating every day. And when part of my every day is creating art and connecting with other creative-minded people (be they artists or art enthusiasts), every other part of my life becomes juicier and more fulfilling. Life becomes on endless imagining of possibilities, and my ability and willingness to think outside of any box are multiplied. It fuels a giant creative wheel, which builds momentum and speed and takes me (and those around me) on a huge joy ride.
But there are three days left to go! So back to the studio to make some more magic
Today's Auction Event:
"Beluga" and "Baleen" - mixed media on cradled board, 8" x 8" x 3" Ready for hanging (or stacking).
These two mini versions of majestic giants are looking for their forever home. They are very quiet, leave no mess in the house and communicate only via telepathy. Their silent song will fill your mind with peace and contentment. They will delight your visitors and repel door-to-door salespeople with their mental forcefield. Who needs a watchdog? You've got watch-whales!
Adoption fee: $35 for both (includes shipping). Contact Jen at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to make adoption arrangements.
Jen Walls and her imaJENation