Friday, November 26, 2010

Art Saves Mixed Media

Art has helped many people to overcome obstacles. It works as therapy. It makes you feel good to create.

The above mixed media I did to honor Jenny Doh. I admire her generosity in the art community. I admire her website where she brings artists together to learn and to share. I admire her "do good" attitude.

I'll translate this painting a bit. Teacher has put up scrambled letters on the chalkboard and told the children to make two words out of them that have a special meaning. Little Jenny came up with art saves which teacher chose as the winning combination.

Now here is the tricky part. I didn't arrange the letters perfectly across the top because as an artist we all struggle with BALANCE. For me balancing family, farm and making art. You can also make two other words with the same art saves letters:

"Starves a"

As in... starves a... relationship. So balance is just as important as art is in saving. It's all about keeping everything in the right order.

I have a print up for sale on etsy.

1 comment:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Candy, thanks so much for the words of wisdom concerning balance. WHat a cute print! Oh, I also took a button for my blog. It is so cute! It makes me smile.