Monday, August 1, 2011

Left Brain, Right Brain

I go back and forth between my left brain and my right. Sometimes I take comfort in mathematical, repetitive designs; sometimes I just want to paint and make a mess and hopefully end up with something beautiful. My left brain wants to be neat and logical, my right brain wants to let out emotion and be a messy 7 year old.

Recently I had two ATC challenges. One was divas, and I made a pretty right brained homage to Chrissie Hynde. I used a royalty free graphic of a fairy on a butterfly, then photoshopped on Chrissie's face, some red boots and added wings from a Graphics Fairy butterfly.
The other was opposites, and I felt the need to do a precise expanded square with clean lines and sharply defined blacks and whites. Both designs are very "me" but from different parts of me.


Judy Warner said...

Great insight into all that comes into play in creating your works. Enjoy!

Edzellinni said...

Thanks Judy! and congratulations to YOU on your article in the SAQA journal!