So, why angels? The single most profound event in my life has been the passing of my best friend, Amy German, my senior year in high school. Hands down- this changed my life. There have been other events, but when I think about the heart of why I do what I do- it all goes back to Amy. Her death awakened in me to need to create, and to try and spread beauty and joy...which I do, or hope that I do, with my art...to share my heART.
I revisit the idea of angels... halos.. wings... butterflies and dragonflies periodically in my art. This is all part of the imagery that I attribute to my friend...to honor her...and because I think that these things are beautiful and bring joy to others.
And I am kinda into that...which led me to...
...something I call an #angeldrop.
That's when I leave art for folks to find...hopefully it will brighten their day. I used to call it #angelbombing, but that became problematic...I didn't want to potentially cause a bomb-threat situation. (ummmm...that would be BAD) So I started using a different tag...making small angel paintings, usually watercolor outlined in pen...and I just started...leaving them. Everywhere. I am going to do a separate post on this at a later date because I have some things in the works...including adding a link in the navigation for these...but that will be later...
So far...I am really excited about the series. Pairing the flying figures with the faces...just seems to fit. I can still draw my semi-realistic, stylized faces that I love, and then combine the elongated bodies that I use in my #angeldrop art...AND play with mixed media.
I will probably work on my daily art in pieces, starting with the heads, creating one each day for a few days and then sitting down to finalize the backgrounds and attach everything, so you may not see the pieces completed each day...just bits and pieces and then all of a sudden- angels. I am going to attempt to allow myself this freedom to work...we'll see how that goes.
Stay tuned for more angels...and side note...many good things happening! I must have some angels looking out for me!! More on that later!
Artist and Art Teacher