Mixed Media Artist

Archive for February 26, 2011

Make. Believe.

This is a 24″x30″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is SOLD.
Often, at the same time I make art, my children make-believe.
It can hardly be a coincidence that my art is so much about this magical time of dreaming, dressing up, imagination and make-believe. It swirls around my studio/their playroom just as they do in their princess dresses, silk butterfly wings and felted crowns and capes. Their make believe is infectious and it can’t help but make it’s way onto my canvas.

Just the expression ‘make-believe’ is inspirational. Making it real by believing it to be so. Believing it into existence. Three years ago I decided to make my make-believe a reality. Some days are easier than others but I make-believe everyday. I take a blank canvas and I believe it into reality. Make believe is magic time, to make something where nothing existed before is magic.
Art is magic.
Children are magic.
The imaginations is magic.
Go on, I dare you to stop worrying about looking silly, put on your felted crown and cape, and make some magic happen.
Go on….