No day without a line. – Paul Klee
It is my mantra: lines in drawings and the written line, which is why I have changed the title and tag line. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is/has been my favorite book forever, so I love to think that at least 6 Impossiberle Things Before Breakfast can happen every day!
Paul Klee also said, “Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.” My art and writing are constantly on the move. I combine words and drawings in my daily comic which has had several titles and is now called, “The Daily Blend”. You can find it on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arttherapyforadults/
While I have since moved on from the concreteness of writing on the back of my art work, the strong connection between pictures and words remains, which is why my best blog posts have both images and writing in them.
I was not one of those kids who was the “best artist in the class”. Back then I hated drawing and was into photography, the old school dark room kind of the 80’s. I did not discover making marks on paper for the pure joy of it until half way through college, while I was majoring in Russian Literature. Many years later, when I considered studying art therapy, the therapeutic value of art making was very evident to me, as I found it true for myself.
Making things has always been about the materials and the process.. Similar to art therapy, art making is constantly evolving and changing in a way that cannot be planned.
I invite you to see more of my images and words on my Artist Instagram Page: Instagram