There are times that creativity seems to be bursting through you, so much you want to do, but not enough time by half to actually do it all. That is where I am right now. I am not complaining by the way Universe (I am extremely grateful), but that is why this is late! I have been partaking in Kristin’s Tutorial Tryouts and loving the new ideas and experiments that these are creating as well. This was last weeks tutorial inspiration, watercolour faces.
I have no excuse for not doing these except that I was in the midst of stone madness and school holidays and didn’t get there, but I had grand intentions of doing so. Then Carmen reminded me the other day. I had checked it out when it was first put up and lost an hour trying to find a good photo of the children, and made it altogether too hard for myself.
When I was going back to Kristin’s site to get the link again for the actual tutorial that we try out, I saw what she had done (I try not to look before I have done something otherwise I can be too intimidated to start), and saw she had used random faces! Genius. I don’t know why I had gotten stuck with having to find a photo of the children.
So I went and found some portrait photos I liked. As I painted them I realised I had not selected very wisely in terms of thinking about what colours would be blocked out and how it would look finished, but this was enough to spark of a WHOLE lot more ideas (thank you Universe), and so I have stuck one in my ideas book to remind me to explore this idea more a bit later on. So clever (and easier than it appears), and looks very effective, especially if you go check out the other participants.