|"Anger," 5 x 7 watercolor,|
|"Peace," 5 x 7 watercolor|
Then this week, I read this comment from Austin Kleon in his weekly newsletter on Creativity:
"I write to know what I think, and I make art to actually know what I feel."
Kleon lives in Austin, and has written four dynamic and short books on creativity, all of which I've bought at Best of Books in Edmond.
|"Hope," 5 x 7 watercolor|
You can check him out on his website austinkleon.com, and even get his weekly email newsletter which brims over with comments and ideas to jog your mind on music "Ear Candy," art, writing, books, multiple links and much more with 10 tips each time. That quote was under the section, "What to do with your feelings."
His prompts translated into three watercolors, where I tried to visualize some of my personal feelings. The first was "Anger" and he noted there's plenty to be angry about these days.
Then I thought about the opposite, "Peace," and then "Hope." For "Peace" thought of my reaction to a gentle rain falling on a forest, probably the Amazon rainforest. "Hope" was not as abstract, the possibility of rain and life in an arid landscape and time. All are 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper.