Sunday, June 29, 2014

i'm back in the creative groove!

ok, so i haven't be able to be as creative as i would like over the last couple/few years for multiple reasons, but this year seems to have hit me w/ a creative fury. i've got several new project going and doing artwork or creative work in several different areas. today, i realized that i should get back to posting things on my blog and getting some constructive criticism.

recently, a older man came up to me at our farmers' market and asked me to do some painting for him. he had purchased a very small coffee cup at starbucks for his mother's birthday, but he wanted some sunflowers painted on it. i haven't done any painting in a couple/few years and accepted the challenge. we discussed what he needed, and this is what i came up with --

i definitely like the side w/ the inscription the best, but i am not ashamed of the other side. i can easily acknowledge that it would've been better had i more time to spend on it, but i also know that i would've continued to fuss w/ it until i had "goofed it up"! you can get an good idea of what it looks like, even though it's hard to get a decent picture of something like this while fighting w/ the flash on the camera.

the white cup had a matte finish on it and an inscription cut into one side. he wanted something done on each side so it could be displayed/viewed from either side. i used acrylic paints on a sanded/prepped surface that was then sprayed with kamar varnish. it does NOT need to be washed or used -- it is for display purposes only.


Blogger Nickalli Braaten said...

Glad to see you're back to the blog! I've gotten bitten by my creative bug as well and have joined several swaps to give myself some goals and deadlines to work towards! Keep it up, and thanks for the added inspiration! ~ Love the cup!!

Sun Jun 29, 05:42:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Carol Creech said...

Welcome back, Jill!! So glad to see your post and that you are getting back in the creative groove. The cup is beautiful! -- Carol

Mon Jun 30, 05:44:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful job Jill! Thanks so much for helping this guy out. He really loves his mother and he wanted to give her something nice. Your part in that is special. I'm so glad it helped you find your way back to your overflowing creativity! Dana

Mon Sep 29, 05:47:00 PM CDT  

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