|Acrylics and abalone on canvas panel, 12x12 inches|
I've been doing a couple of paintings for each lesson, really using this class as an opportunity to experiment and try different things ~ rather than feeling as though I need to power through the lessons to get to the end. Saturday I'll post the second piece for Lesson 8; today I'll be working on the second piece for Lesson 9.
I awoke this morning to a renewed burst of creative energy. Yes I've been painting recently, but it seemed that I'd lost the drive to do much else creatively. I'm feeling a bit more oomph today, though, and I'm glad for it.
I've always loved abalone shells ~ who doesn't? The pieces embedded here have been in my collection for at least 15 years, since I made beaded jewelry. One of my favorite things to do back then was to create abalone brooches by beading around the chunks. Occasionally I made abalone earrings as well. And then there were the several times I created a palette of abalone colors to dye silk fiber with, and subsequently spin into yarn.