But I really like to challenge myself to get more of these types of materials in my art pieces as well. This can sometimes be a bit more tricky. This is how I came up with Scrap Art. (it was also a huge part due to the fact that my son (who's 2) HAS to be painting anytime he sees that I am painting. So with my little boy in hand and a box of supplies, we set up our "studio." With some torn up squares from an old box, some acrylic paints, a big brush, and a pile of random bits and pieces of collage elements that I saved from the trash or were left over from other projects, we CREATED together. He did all the painting. I just arrange the elements to be added and squirted more paint when he instructed me. I blogged about this day HERE. As promised in the previous blog, I finished up the pieces (added some pen work and some words, and chained them together as a cohesive wall piece). I just love them! Scrap Art is my new favorite blend of my art time and mothering! I predict many more pieces will appear over this year. Here is some pics of the finished piece and some close-ups.
It says (from top to bottom) Imagine/ Dwell in Possibilities/ Free Your Spirit/ Find Bliss. The other painting next to it is a work in progress. Just hanging there to dry at the moment, and I will show you more of her when she's finished.
Ooh I just adore them! A bit of messiness to add beauty to your day. Let me know what you think. Have you created anything from "trash?" Tell me about it and post links.