WIP Wednesday 27 June 2018

Continuing the dancer theme, I have been working on some flamenco dancers. The passion and fire in a live performance is like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. If you ever get the chance to see flamenco in person, do it. The give and take between the dancers and the musicians is a beautiful act of shared creation. The intensity level is on par with Argentine tango; you’re drawn in, and at the same time you feel like an interloper.

At any rate, here’s a sketchbook rendering.

And here is a canvas sketched and ready for paint. My daughter and niece and I have an art evening planned, so maybe she’ll get some color tonight!

What are you working on? I’d love to see in the comments or in the Mabbat FB group!

WIP Wednesday

It’s still *technically* Wednesday…

In an effort to share my creative journey as promised, I propose Work In Progress Wednesdays, or “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours,” if you prefer. Some weeks it may be sketches; some weeks may be scribbling in my poetry journal. The point is to be creating on a regular basis. If you want a safer space than online comments to share, please head over to the closed Mabbat FB group, or email me at mabbatblog@gmail.com if you want to share directly.

As a former dancer and forever ballet aficionado, I am fascinated with the lines and movement of ballerinas. Here’s where that’s taken me in my sketchbook lately.

I really love the idea of the shapes in the last one, so maybe that will turn into a painting soon.

What are you working on?

Freeform Friday

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Zephaniah 3:17 NLT: “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with singing.”

I have said before that posting poetry often leaves me feeling exposed, but this feels even more naked than poetry.

*I do have better art photography skills than this, but I was lazy on this one and didn’t use the good camera or tripod or lights – that felt like more work than I wanted to do last night. I hereby promise to reshoot and repost a clean copy of this and to actually do the photography work on all future artwork I share.