Because I am focusing on creativity in this AEDM challenge as well as in my classes, I am trying to learn to practice what I preach - emphasizing the importance of play as part of the creative process. I also have lessons to plan.
I needed a simple project for my seniors today, and I am thinking about symmetry. So, in the spirit of letting the ideas flow, I began by dividing a page, writing my name is lovely script to fill one half of the space and repeating on the other side.
I liked the shapes, so I added lines to fill the space and create inner shapes. I went over all of this with black sharpie. Then I colored with Caran D'ache crayons in a limited palette - remembering to do on one side what I do on the other. This would work for my seniors.
Next, I realized that this is a perfect way to create unique fabric design in my fashion art classes. Then I started to play with the printed paper towel - bringing it into Photoshop to mess around. The results at the top are a digital painting created with lots of filters and techniques.
What a great night - I played for hours.