By Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm
“We experiment with visual means to express what we most want to communicate. We try things out and see what quickens our pulse, what fully engages us. Our exploration and self-awareness grow over time - through drawing, through our life journey, and through seeing what matters to us. What moves us.” The Confident Creative by Cat Bennett. (An amazing little book, a quick summer read for inspiration and big Questions.) By the way, Big Q questions are the ones that give you pause.
The idea for this expressive art project came from a failure. I was using spray inks to spray a flower stencil that I had made. The ink spread and blurred out from under the stencil and the colors blended in a drippy mess. Or so I thought. “Humph” I thought and I walked away… it dried and I thought “wait, what if…”
And I doodled and played with the mess:
And then I realized that “hope” can spread and seep into all parts of our lives and now I love this imperfectly perfect flower with its message of light.
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