Day 14: Art Resolutions-Unleashing the inner art

imageArt Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to creat an art study everyday for a year. Welcome to day 14.

I am one study behind. Traveling to see my mother and being without internet has set me back a day, but I will catch up. Today, I’m at friend, Bea’s Dog-in-the-Hole Studio. I enjoy immersing myself in her studio and it’s artists current exercises. Today it was an experiment in abstraction. Using both hands alternately with eyes closed, you move markers where the spirit moves you. Then you look for repetitive motifs or images that emerged. I got caught up with the color juxtaposition after identifying repetitive shapes. I got lost in the coloring and an hour passed quickly. When I finished I turned the piece around and considered it from all sided. First I saw a fish. Then a peacock emerged. After some black outlines, it looks like a Peruvian fabric piece. An easy, liberating technique to try.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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