"Pink Balloon" - mixed media on canvas, 18" x 24"
A week after the 30 in 30 challenge and I am back in the studio with multiple projects under way. There is something wonderful about working simultaneous pieces and letting the process wander wherever it wishes (which is sometimes out on the porch with a cup of tea).
This piece began as colored pencil and two colors of paint. I was with my dad at his house for a quick overnight, and so I decided to work with whatever I could find there. Supplies were limited! But the challenge had me engaged immediately.
I brought it back to finish at home and add other colors and layers, but I almost love the limited supply version as much as the completed piece.
The inspiration for this is a journal page by my mentor and mixed media idol, the esteemed Caroline C. Brown (check her out at http://www.carolinecbrown.com ) I decided to follow her prompt just to see what would happen.
So what does this piece mean to me? It is all about circles and cycles. Round balloon, round-faced girl. Circles of life - in this case, circles of JOY in life. The path to this creative life began with a prompt from Caroline, and then a hundred more prompts, more amazing mentors and teachers and a hundred more prompts, and before I knew it - here I was. The ever-expanding circle of my pink balloon. A metaphor for my magical creative life.
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