Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Inspiration: New Projects & Links

{borrowed still life props from dear Chrish}

How has your week been? DC has been having such a lovely summer, days averaging in the mid-80s and sunny, sunny, sunny. All this week the windows and sliding door have been left open, letting fresh air in.

I am working on some new painting projects using Morroccan bowls borrowed from a good friend who has lived in many places and has some beautiful treasures. As I am keeping these paintings under wraps I thought it would be nice to share with you a photo of two of the pieces.

Here are the links I came across this week, hope you find them interesting:

} Two separate posts about creativity and process. Anna T. posted about exploration and going with the flow, which I find to be so crucial when experiencing art and here is a series where I was exploring in a similar way. While Lisa Call's new blog about art business had a great post on motivation by accountability. Different focus but equally thought provoking in my mind, I have been pondering this week how to retain a level of both of these ideas while going about the process of creating art.

} This is a post about design and home decor, and I beleive what Shannon Fricke discusses about how to start a design project is similar to creating art, that is the best way to start is just to begin.

} Nina Johansson posted a beautiful watercolor, with the main hue being purple.

} Michael Naples posted a lovely daily painting, I like the painterly effect of the sky and the line quality of the power lines.

} Kerri Settle has been using Cad. Orange to great effect in her recent paintings. I love it when a new tube of paint is added to the palette and the new adventures it brings life, this week I have just added Chromium Oxide and I love it!

Have a wonderful weekend, and if there are any posts or items of interest that have particularly inspired you this week, please share :)


Lydia said...

Liz, Thanks for all of the interesting links you've been putting up lately...I've enjoyed them. I have been following your blog,I think you are brave to have switched your career and love your work!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

can't wait to see what you do with this setup. It's beautiful.
I'll check out those links, too.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Lydia, thanks for stopping by and commenting. It may have been brave changing my career, and now being five months into it, I think it may be the best decision I have ever made! (that is in regard to a career, marrying my husband was the best decision I ever made)

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Mary, enjoy the links.

Jean Victory said...

Love all the great links and your recent paintings...take care.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Jean, I am glad you like the links and thanks for the encouragement :)

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Jean, I am glad you like the links and thanks for the encouragement :)

Kerri Settle said...

Thanks for the inclusion Liz! It's very kind of you. I can't wait to see some of the paintings you get out of those bowls.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Your welcome Kerri :)