Website: Art by C J Roughton
Now I in turn are inviting some artist friends to join in on the blog hope themselves! Watch for their posts which will be on November 3, 2014 Monday!
Robin Pedrero has the most beautiful whimsical paintings of nature and it's so cool that she prints her art on all kinds of items too! Her shower curtains are so beautiful! Her works bring happiness and frivolity! Robin is also most generous to her fellow artists in all kinds of ways! I surely appreciate her very much!
Blog: A Pocket Full of Colors
Website: Robin Maria Pedero
Vicki Ross is a wonderful person with a sharp sense of humor that will keep you learning and busy with new projects! Vicki is always trying new things and sharing with everyone! Stop by and have a look around!
Blog: Axully Blog
Pip Montier is a relatively new friend from across the ocean in Australia. I wish she lived closer because I know we would get along famously! I adore her prints and projects she does!
Blog and Website: Pip Montier, Artist
Also a new friend with fabulous work and fellow Michigander (Michiganian for those who prefer that LOL) Her abstracts are full of light and brightness. Maria Kamara is full of light and happiness!
Blog: Maria Kamara Blog
Now for me, for those who don't know me I will answer some questions to help with that!
1. What am I working on?
So many things, so little time is my mantra! I work on all kinds of things at the same time! Currently I am working on abstracts that involve asemic writing. I listen to music and let that influence the deliberate yet abstract writing I do. Right now I am writing one thing on top of another which makes designs and then I paint vibrant colors between the lines!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Usually asemic writing is more of a script type of art like calligraphy and my work is very large colorful and playful!
3. Why do I create what I do?
I am allll about color! I try to subdue it but that never works for very long. You can even see it in this current series! Abstract work is the ultimate vehicle of self expression to me. While painting more realistically does happen with me at times, there are other times when I NEED to be free with the brush strokes and color! It frees me!
4. How does my creating process work?
My creative process starts every morning. I have always been aware and noticed beauty in life and color! I might see some color I would love to work with that day and some of it dogs me until I actually use it! I like to work on textured surfaces, that also is influenced by my daily life. When I get to the studio, music is very important to me. It will make or break my creative flow and I listen to EVERYTHING! I have opera, classical, folk, indie, rock, southern rock, blues, pop, Latin! Sometimes I actually have to flip through the stations until I find my groove! And then ZOOM! On top of that I listen mostly to the beat and instrumental. I am notorious for not knowing words!
I hope exploring new artists is as fun for you as it was for me!