I watched an interview with Jessica Sporn this morning. It was fun, enlightening and encouraging. She was a performance arts major, then a lawyer for years before she became an artist. She said that when she was pregnant she craved art instead of pickles.
For several months now, I have craved art also. If I don't have paint on my fingers or ink on my face, I get a little down. Art is like my own special anti-depressant.
My art comes from that kid inside me who is happy, joyous and free. She likes inky fingers and playing with paint. I spent years and years being an adult. I was so serious about everything. I worried and carried on about things I could do nothing about.
Finally at age 58, I've learned to play. That is not so say that I don't pay my bills or go to work each day. I am now a responsible adult who knows how important it is to play. I have less money, a smaller house and a happier spirit these days. I am filled with gratitude that the silly girl has finally come into her own.
My page today is about silly flower girls. I've been looking at them and I think I am most like the one in the bottom left corner. I started these girls because my friends in Mixed Media Madness have been making whimsical girls that I admire. I can't draw a face worth a darn so I decided to let my imagination run wild. I see now that each one I made became a little more free and less "people like." I did them in this order: Right, top and bottom. I think each one is more playful than the one before. What have you done for fun today?
Linked to Artist Play Room (I hope this make you smile, Jenn)