My Minis

My Minis

For those asking to see the Miniatures contestants, here they are! I took them both to work for opinions on which to submit. I just couldn’t decide. It was interesting to see the votes that were cast – the more analytical people of the division (writers, editors, management…) leaned more in the direction of the red and purple iteration, whereas the more creative people (graphic designers, animators, illustrators…) choose the blue and yellow iteration.

It was also interesting to hear the interpretations of what each was – the most popular comment was that they red and purple with more organic lines looked like a human heart. Actually it is based on a photograph of a Sunflower that I took while living in Germany. This little experiment of mine lead me to the title I choose for the blue and yellow iteration (which is the piece I decided to turn in), called “Not what you think.” The other is now sitting proudly in our living room.

Abstract watercolor and glue painting.

Not What You Think

Abstract watercolor and glue painting.

Untitled Watercolor

Art in the Art Room

Art in the Art Room

Shocking right? Well it’s happening, progress on the Miniatures piece is coming along – the pressure is on now that I made it in the show. Working on color schemes and layouts in watercolor and Elmers right now. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m enjoying every minute!

in·spi·ra·tion

in·spi·ra·tion

Dictionary.com always gives me more information than you would tend to want on a particular word. In the case of ‘inspiration’, the fifth definition (with a sub-category of Theology), is defined as a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.

It’s most interesting to me where people get inspiration from. Some just wake up with it in the morning. Others need to go for a walk or dig through stacks of photos. For me it tends to come in the most inconvenient moments.

Anyway, the purpose of this post is simply to say I was inspired today. Art is happening again in my house and it makes me happy. I’m working on my entry to the “Miniatures” exhibit this year. Next I’ll work on my strategy to actually get in to the show. Wish me luck!