No Time for Art?

I think I have a fascination with necks. I am very intrigued by looking at how Modigliani for example, rendered them. I just love his loosely shaped women. So graceful. He was able to convey a woman’s femininity with simple graceful lines.
I did not have any art time today, well not much, so I just did a little journal page, but the pleasure I get from even a little art time is so valuable to me.
Someone made a comment about how much artwork I get done, truly my ‘secret’ is just to multi-task wherever possible. I prep several backgrounds at once, and when doing a series of paintings like the ‘Blue Speckled Eggs’ I can do several pieces at the same time up to a point. I did this little journal page with the supplies I hadn’t yet put away from the paintings I finished yesterday. It all works when you find a rhythm of fitting art into life that works for you. ‘Art at the Speed of Life’.

Day 24~Give

Today’s challenge is to make a piece of art and give it away. Isn’t that where we all started? We made art as children and ran home to mom to give her our wondrous works. She proudly displayed them on the refrigerator, or wore the macaroni necklaces. Grandparents we another satisfying choice to share our art with. When my grandma passed away many years ago, I found she had kept many of those art gifts and I now have them back. How special it made me feel that she had kept them all those years. So giving away our art is really no challenge. It makes us feel good inside.
My journal page is a Modigliani inspired piece with my own twist and a little touch of Misty in the petals. I have also done a little sister piece that will be going to a wonderous queen of mixed media, who is in the hospital. I hope it will brighten her day.

Day 23~ Favorite Artist

This was so much fun and was over way too soon. I knew from the moment I read this weeks challenges who my pick for favorite artist would be. Now, mind you I have a whole list of inspiring artists that are out there right now, Misty Mawn of course being one of them, but for this challenge I wanted to go back further. I have loved this work of Amedeo Modiliani, ‘Portrait of a Woman in a Large Hat’ for a long time. I have often thought to replicate it as an inspiration page in my journal, but have never gotten around to it until now. I love the warm skin tones he achieved and those amazing blue eyes that aren’t really eyes at all. Graceful, long neck, and features, and the hand, I love adding a hand to my work. So representative of all women do. It seems that art is inspired by those who have gone before us and the visual images we are exposed to everyday. Look around you and be inspired.