I am feeling the real urge to create and paint again. I have been putting it off because I recently hung a huge gallery show and it left me without much canvas left to play with. I have used it as my excuse for not painting, even though I am thinking about doing it constantly. It’s time to paint.
Really, I’m just using the no canvas thing as an excuse. I don’t have to have canvas to paint on, I can use anything. Just because we don’t always have the tools we think we need to do something, doesn’t mean we can’t still do it a different way.
I have painted with knives because I didn’t have brushes. I once did an art therapy project with a blind girl. We used texture so that she could “see” what she was doing.
So, my creative challenge today is find something you’ve been making an excuse for, and then diminish the excuse by finding another way to do it.
I found some wood blocks I had collected for a different project awhile back, and now they are getting a fresh coat of paint.