For those of you who don't know me that well, I am a huge fan of Seinfeld, and one of my favorite sayings from the show is when George's dad is supposed to say, "Serenity Now" whenever his anger flares up. Lately, my alternative is Inspiration Now!
In these crazy times, I have to admit my art definitely falls in the category of art therapy. So inspiration is key these days and I typically find it in other artists. I'm in several groups whose members and their artwork amaze and motivate me. My Friday morning open studio group has helped me immensely, whether it's just admiring someone else's color combinations, learning a new technique or getting me to see my own work in a different view. One day I was working on a mixed media piece, and my friend Linda noted that I could employ some of the same techniques one of my favorite artists, Paul Klee, used -- adding lines to dissect a larger image into smaller and smaller parts.
(I wanted to share an image of Ad Parnassum, my all-time favorite of his, but I'm such a troglodyte in terms of technology, that I couldn't figure it out! Sorry!)
I took her advice and used it on that piece, and then again, as the ultimate recycler, decided to recreate that image as a mosaic (see below). Hope you enjoy it and that you all continue to find new sources of inspiration (and serenity!). Thanks for reading, Eileen