Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back to Basics

My Current Color Obsession

For me, as an artist, there is a flow ... like the waxing and waning of the moon... taking in inspiration and beauty then creating and releasing it. 

I have been taking lots in.. 
Blog surfing..
Oh! The beauty!  I have found so many amazing, talented artist out there. They fill me with inspiration and encouragement. There is something about parallel paths with others, similar interests, obstacles, victories... it makes the world feel not so big, and it is quite wonderful to have other people who speak the language of art.
Who can relate to being infatuated with certain colors, 
YES! Bright Aqua Green! And LOTS of it!

I went gallery hopping...
I had the pleasure of meeting my mentor Wyanne at her gallery in Fernandina. Man. Oh. Man! Love her, love her work. 
I cannot tell you how fabulous it was to finally meet her. Before I discovered her classes online my art life hadn't just been pushed to a back burner.. it wasn't even in the kitchen anymore!
Not the case now! :)
During my trip there were lots of little galleries to pop in and look around.
What neat things I have discovered! 
Techniques and mediums that rock my socks off!
I have been neglecting MY creativity. 

I had to get back to the basics of being an artist...
the Making Art part of things.

Here is something I got started ... there is a lot of Bright Aqua Green.. ahem. LOTS. 
I do believe I got a little carried away.
A little peek at what is on my work table...
(minus the sippy cup and Thomas the Train toys)

I  hope things are flowing and you are creating! 


  1. Jess, your wonderful observations completely mirrored my own lately! I felt such a strong connection to what you had to say in your post and I found it extremely inspiring! I love the new work! LOVE! Can't wait to see it finished! How lucky you were to have the opportunity to meet Wyanne! I wanted to stow away in your pocket! :0) It makes me very happy that you are creating again! Your art is a gift to the world! :0) Huggies xxx

  2. Thank you Christine! I love the connections, having such great friends to grow with. You are such a sweetheart. Huggs

  3. I agree with Christine! You truly are a gift to this world! Love your he-art, Jess! <3

  4. Nice post Jess..your excitement is contagious! Makes me want to just go and 'play' for a while :)