So it's not so much that I was too busy to post about the new series...it's just that I was still thinking it all through. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do I knew that I wanted to do something 'Valentine's Day' inspired...because...well...I usually do. Not always...but usually.
Well, something happened on Friday, February 1st that gave me my final direction and inspiration for my series. My colleague, Brent, arranged for a guest speaker. We hosted John Parra, a childrens's book illustrator that was the featured artist at the Biblioarte Festival in Lake Worth that weekend.
Here are some pics;
Parra shared some of his originals with us and it was his Frida Kahlo images that really spoke to me. They were breathtaking. So many layers- such rich color! And...TEXTURE. I was smitten. He shared his process with us, which involved layers of paint, masking and sand paper and I was intrigued.
So, I left from school thinking about Frida and those images...especially the techniques that he shared. And I started thinking...maybe I should do something with Frida imagery. I mean...I have worked with her image before. Heck, I have dedicated a couple whole month series to Frida Kahlo, and she has appeared in my daily art from time to time over the years;
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG