I went to the festival and It was so amazing to see so many artists. As I looked at all of the colors, shapes and textures I giggle smiled. What’s a giggle smile you may ask? Ever see a kid walking along and all of a sudden see a giant gumball machine. With a smile and giggle they want a quarter and are itching to turn the knob!
I have and I was that kid too.
I had to draw it. I drew this quick but its an idea!
You have to imagine and dream like Walt Disney. You have to explore what makes you giggle smile. It sounds silly but so true. The more you explore you realize that everything and anything is possible. This is true with education and art. Then I started thinking about last week’s influence map.
How can I create art with my style and tell my story? I now understand that the point of these awesome characters like Amelia Bedelia and Pippi Longstocking is to JUST BE, relax, have fun and play. Plus I can surround myself with what I love and that will somehow indirectly show itself in my art. Yes I can reference Pippi isms like her love for the word spunk. I much rather capture the spirit, curiosity, spirit and individuality that she is. Why? Pippi and Amelia remind me of growing up. Plus everything is best done with love.
Here is one idea!
Right now I am loving art. This idea is a fun way to say follow your purpose and you just know when you know that something like your dream is meant to be right? I am ready world and you better be ready too! I am giggle smiling.
What about the design elements I have been learning? Oh these have given me tons of possibilities too.
I have been able to go from this
Imagination helps you push past the impossibles and keep learning and discovering.
You are going to see lots more projects and lots more exploring. You work on your projects too and share them.
Oh in case you are wondering I have changed my posting schedule to Saturday. Coming August 18th I will start working on back to school lettering projects. If you are interested then be sure to like this post.
Now if only I could take better pictures.
See you soon!