Friday, February 21, 2014

Word Path • Magic

Brush Play • The Script Sessions

I had the opportunity to teach a workshop this past Thursday at the Farmington Valley Arts Center, in Avon. I am lucky enough to have a studio there and can share my creative experiences with so many talented artist there. I shared some of my Word Art techniques and concentrated on the scripted word using a Sumi Brushes. We made some fun and amazing art and I know everyone in attendance had a chance to "see" words differently.

At the end of the workshop I was introduced to Anna Murfin, fine artist & ceramicist who stopped in to join the group in the scripted workshop. She brought some fantastic tools, she brought handmade bamboo brushes, made with animal hair. There was fox, moose and hound. Here are some pics of the brushes she used to make her word art. I had the opportunity to try them and they were "magical". I found new tools and found the magic. 
I created my Word Path art about finding the magic using these brushes. 
If you are interested in making your own brushes, check out this link, here.

Everyone has a word path. One word leads to another.
Word Paths have  been a Friday feature showcasing possibilities in written words, creative process and artistic pieces from the beginning of my blog You can go here, to my first post on this project and see how it all started.

Here is My Word Path for Today, 
two versions in a sea of fun color. 

Find the Magic was inspired by words of advice shared by Lilla Rogersone of the world’s top illustration agents. I have taken her wonderful Make Art That Sells courses and I am currently enrolled in The Make Art That Sells Assignments Bootcamp. Lilla said no matter what the assignment or brief you are given, even if you are uninspired by the topic and are not "feeling it" you need to be positive and find the magic. 
I think these words can be applied to everything in life. 
Go find the "magic".

 Blue Magic                                         by  Velásquez ©2014

 Pink Magic                                         by  Velásquez ©2014 

Happy Weekend • Make the Magic • Enjoy the Language of Words

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  1. Ha! Thank you Deborah! Now I know what to do with the wads of animal hair around here AND really, really, really, wish I had saved the 4 inch lengths of it that were sheared from my own locks last week! I am SO going to make my own brushes. Thank you...and let me know if you want me to send you some.

  2. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this website.

  3. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting!

  4. I think it’ll improve the value of my site

  5. But a smiling visitant here to share the love. btw great style and design.


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