OH HELLO THERE !
So many of you stop by each day to read, find creative inspiration and share in my art filled journey. I love the huge variety of questions I get asked and thought it might be fun to start answering some of the "most asked" queries here.
GRAB A STOOL & LET'S CHAT
Is there something you have been wanting to learn? Are you wondering what that tool is I use over and over again? Need an opinion on a new paint color before you hit the stores? Join me here in the studio each week and let's chat! Leave me a comment here or email me using the contact form above and I will gladly add your question to mix!
1. What products have recently inspired you?
Acrylic Inks. More specifically Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks. I have experimented in the past with Liquitex Acrylic Inks and love them. They are like wonderfully super fluid paints. In my experience they are super opaque, easy to manipulate before they dry, mixable and permanent when dry. I was mostly curious to see if the Daler Rowney brand was just as lovely. I am happy to report that yes they are! I am crushing on these two new favorite colors- fluorescent pink and flame orange.
2. Do you ever find it difficult to cover your work up and if so how do you overcome this when you create?
Yes and No. Yes because I still have days where this process is hard, and no because it isn't nearly as difficult as it used to be. Some days I just love a corner of my work so much that I do what I can to avoid covering any part of it up. Nine times out of ten this doesn't work out so well for me though because I find myself interrupting the organic flow of the creative process. Inevitably, for one part of my work to look right another part must be covered up in the process. It is a difficult hurdle to overcome and takes patience, practice and determination. oh- and trust. Trust in yourself and the process.
3. What is your favorite tool right now?
Right now I am loving my Art Marks™ Scraper Tool. I always have one (or ten) on my studio table and use them for everything from applying gesso and gel medium to scraping through paint and ink to etching marks into applied oil pastels and wax crayons. They make great mini palettes and are easy to toss in my bag when I am creating on the go!