Morning Giovani, Thanks so much for the welcome and encouraging words!! The older, or more mature I should say :) I discover I'm more creative! Working on a book and my sketches are just doodles but can look kind awesome :) Love your input and insight - :)
Yes when I checked on the link you provided I saw that my replies are there.
I did write a post to go on the Enchanted Factory forum talking about what my artistic dreams are and asking the other members about theirs. Unfortunately something went wrong with that when I clicked to post it so I lost what I'd written.lol. Anyway when I've got a bit more time I'll try rewriting the post and see what happens.
I don't usually do collage but I made a vision board a while back and I did use collage in that. I painted myself and then on seperate pieces of paper I painted various symbols and things like that which I then cut out and stuck down on the vision board. I liked the effect and I am thinking of experimenting with it a bit more in other paintings. I was looking for a kind of surrealist Salvador Dalí effect and it would be interesting to work on that idea.
I tend to paint people. Usually beautiful women. There's no particular reason for this other than that it just seems to be instinctive in me,and I always like to put emphasis on the eyes. I tend to use oil paint or watercolor but I'd like to get some Indian ink soon and see if I'm any good with that.
Anyway my friend thank you for taking an interest in my artwork! That's ever so nice of you and very encouraging.
Thank you for your kind words,Giovani. I really appreciate and feel touched that you have shared this with me.
Yeah well I have always found children's books pleasing to look at and very therapeutic. Now and then I reread my favorite novel from my childhood "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S.Lewis. Even as an adult I never get tired of that story and the way it is told. lol.
I used to read a blog/website called happiness-project.com and the writer there said that she often unwinds after a stressful day with her favorite children's books.
I absolutely love the illustration you have included of the little boy. It's just so charming and any children's book that has a good story and that kind of illustrations is going to attract a lot of interest.
Reading develops the imagination and creativity in a person. I think it's so important that children are encouraged to read by giving them books that they like and enjoy reading and yours will clearly do just that.
Thanks again for your encouragement and your nice reply.