Monday, February 3, 2014

Art Therapy


When I sit down to create or play I often do so without a purpose or plan.  That was the case this weekend when I decided to call on my happy colors for some fun.


After I selected my color palette, I got right to work painting the background with the teal color.  I grabbed Nathalie Kalbach's Arabesque stencil from StencilGirl Products and dabbed through with white, lime green and dark turquoise paints.




Luscious colors ~ loving the background at this point.  I often use stencils to help me create a layered background even before I know what I will paint.

I then added in some butterflies with a stamp and archival ink.


After this point I got carried away in my process and didn't take pictures!  But I basically decided on a vase of flowers to brighten up my day.  I left the vase part with the background showing through because I really did love it so much.



Here is a close up.


I then added the quote, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" by Pablo Picasso.  This was exactly what I needed today ~ a little art therapy to wash the blues away!



Hope you enjoyed ~ be sure to follow me on Bloglovin or like my Facebook Page at Kirsten Reed Designs.  Have a great week!

19 comments:

  1. Love your art therapy project!

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  2. That is a gorgeous page & it looks so textured. I love the quote. It & "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working", also by Picasso, are probably my all time favourites.

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  3. this is so pretty!! love the colors you've chosen and the texture really makes everything just POP!!

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  4. Such a great post, great texture and such subtle background on the vase. Beautiful

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  5. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! and that quote--perfect! One of my favorites of yours :)

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  6. oohhh this is so pretty. I like the way the stenciling turned out.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  7. Beautiful. I love that background too and I'm so glad you kept some of it in the vase. And those flowers are just luscious.

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  8. Beautiful I love your happy colors too!! I am the same I usually don't have a plan!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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