A still life becomes a dress

 Watercolor, metallic pen, pencil, charcoal

Watercolor, metallic pen, pencil, charcoal

The opportunity to begin watercolor, taught by my friend, artist Bill Curran was both exciting and scary. For artists, designers and creatives, the opportunity to experiment with a new medium stimulates the imagination. It also helps one to fantasize and design in new, creative thought patterns. And then there are those old voices.....you've never really done that before, you're gonna mess up, the class is too early. However, our desire to create and expand our abilities, overcome these imaginary monsters. We commence with more enthusiasm than trepidation. The ocassion to express fashion, or my rendition of 'fashion' in a new medium holds an irristable allure. And so it was...a still life consisting of a few daisies in a plastic cup became my opportunity for extravagance, a window for opulence. How can that be? How does one channel their creativity or thought process to transcend the given? How do we move beyond the expected?

 Simple....you make it your own. You grasp it and teach it to obey. PASSION is the teacher here. So whatever your passion is, the next time you draw something, or are making a plan, or are about to initiate upon a new endeavor, here's your chance. Look at it as a golden opportunity to turn your imagination and thinking into the HULK and allow yourself to bust out!!!