Friday, January 14, 2011

Workshop For Two

The artist table in my studio

I now understand artists who love doing workshops.  Sometime ago I started painting in my studio with my art lover friend, Michelle.  Last night we added one more art lover to the table.   There is a wonderful, creative banter that naturally occurs while painting.  Two more creative souls contributing to the mix.

Our new artist friend, Janine, painted with such freedom without any preconceived notions that it was freeing for her and for me to watch.  Although we set out to paint clouds, when she got to a point and didn't really like what was on the canvas, I gave her a tissue so she could soften the clouds.  Anyway in the end,  it looked like a woman's breast.   We all laugh and I made her keep it, because you couldn't set out to paint one better. (Sorry, didn't get a picture).

Our second painting of birds was more in control.  Still there's a lovely looseness that you can't see in the photo that makes them so successful.  I have to quote Janine who said something like, "You have to give yourself grace, because this work is your own and will not look like anyone else's." 

Two creative Goddesses
When I read about how important it was for creative women getting together to create, I thought that would be the last thing that would happen to me.  I didn't know any other women artists.  How things change.  So you don't have to know artists, just women who enjoy art.  When you are showing your work to a girlfriend and hear her heart's love of creating, ask her to join you.  You won't regret it.  Where else are you going to find captive fans of your work?


Sadie Inspired said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I will take your advice & grab some girlfriends to create. Nothing sounds much better than that. :)

Jodi Ulschmid said...

It sure is fun! Looks and sounds like you gals had a fantastic time! Once a month a bunch of creative souls get together at a community room in my town and we each work in our own medium. Even if nothing good is created it sure is a fun time. Its just the best energy!
Oh and about the dead rat, I think I would have had a heart attack but it was kinda funny, must have thought he found a castle his size! Ha!

Anonymous said...

That's so wonderful that you had company! I can imagine the great time you all had together and I'm so happy for you! =)

priti.lisa said...

I love this idea!
I wish I had friends closer. I'll just follow you on your adventures for now

Diane said...

Love this!!