Living in The Contrast


Monday I celebrated Presidents day with a couple of my young artist friends.  We went on adventure experimenting with paint, drywall mud, cookie cutters, caulk guns, if it was in eyesight we stayed in the question “How can we transform this object into something better?”  My artist friends inspired me to stretch outside my normal techniques and get my tools dirty in a new way, melting crayons has become a standard with this group, but what  can we do with cookie cutters and the drywall mud we found in daddies driveway?  Or what about my old puzzle I no longer have all the pieces?  My studio mate Ms. Kim was inspired to leave her bookkeeping and bring out the glitter flakes!  Ohh what fun a room full of girls and glitter flakes!!  The inspiration and excitement of experimentation was alive as we fed the next moment with more ideas and used the previous amazing idea as the contrast for the next enhanced expression.  Wouldn’t life be all that more delicious if we used our ability to contrast this from that not as a way to feel bad about the black next to the white or why the yin is sooo different from the yang, but to apply our ability to contrast as the stepping stone to the very next more amazing moment.  If I put purple next to red they both look more brilliant.  Today I’m going to take my inspiration from my young studio mates and look for ways I can use the practice of contrast to design my day and then expand into tomorrow and then expand larger into the next day.  A good practice for me as I’m in studio getting ready for my next show, Spring Gallery Night March 29th.  Cheers to the courageous, open, adventurous artist who sang, danced and played with paint, and on a day off from school took the ordinary and turned it into the extraordinary!   Just from this one question;

What can I do with this _fill in the blank__ and make it work better for me?

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About brandicottingham

I'm a self taught artist, blogger, mom, bone collector, creative passionate soul with my life work to connect the collective consciousness to a lifestyle of "Right Thinking" meaning allowing the right brain creativity and imagination to flow through all aspects of life!
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2 Responses to Living in The Contrast

  1. debbie cottingham says:

    What a great expression of self. Love it, Mo


  2. paula mcmillen says:

    How fun!

    Paula McMillen Williamson EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KINDERPLATZ OF FINE ARTS 817-207-0660



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