As I shared this past week, here, and in Christy's Ornaments class -- I am quite taken with houses and homes this year. I have decided that the best way to work on my little homespun project is to do it right here, with you, in my sunny warm kitchen, with our messy pencils & paints.
I don't expect you to sketch and paint houses like me, but I do hope you will sketch with me~
Can I share with you my simple process for deciding what to work on?
Perhaps it will help you?
My creative process is just this simple: My fingers see what my heart is saying. It looks funny in writing, but sounds so true to my inner artist! I see and desire to sketch -- something. I use a simple pencil and make thumbnail sketches on notebook paper. Over time they begin to form shapes. I get (overly) excited about seeing it in color and texture, and I make a huge mess turning the simple sketches into -- art.
Then, just as I step out in this creative process...the ideas/the concepts begin to make more sense (it always does). And soon, the simple sketches...become beautifully prophetic in my life~
They tell a bigger story.
So...this project started with a simple sketch I formed in my daily notes.
It instantly resonated with me and with the holidays, a perfect combination.
I decided to expand it to local homes that I see everyday & love for their adorableness. Simple shapes, lines, and details. I took photos one cold morning and printed them small -- just to remember the details & scale of things. The rest is left to my wild imagination. Oh, yes, I have a wild imagination~
I could have chosen homes from my childhood, my family homes, my bird houses...you get the idea? It has so many possibilities~
Look at him -- already cute and waiting for color.
I have a few more (a dozen more) girls getting ready for their winter wear. These bitty ornaments have been a gift to create. Simple. Quick. Colorful. Easy to love and share~
Would you like one?
I am looking for holiday sketches to inspire. I would love to provide you with some starting ideas for holiday sketches you may want to try. So I have a silly idea:
If you offer an idea that I end up sketching online this week ...I will send one of these adorable girls to your mail. (Of course finished & ready to hang). Just leave me a holiday sketch inspiration you have in the comments below. It will be fun!
Anything winter/holiday/home will do!!!
love & loads of sparkling snow
to you this weekend!