I want to be creative all on my own. be original.
But the truth is.... I'm not really all that one of a kind.
Many of the ideas I have seem original to me, but someone else has already thought of it.
To deal with this I'd like to call myself the "almost copy-kat"
I see something I like and then try to put my own spin on it.
I am a supporter of trying to re-create art for yourself.
Art is so expensive. eesh.
I'm that over-confident person who refuses to buy anything that I think I can make myself.
Sometimes it turns out good... and sometimes it is just an outlet for when I get that urge to paint or draw.
Last week I tried my hand at re-creating a favorite image of mine from pinterest.
that sea horse I used for inspiration for my sea glass sea horse.
I used some really thin sharpie markers that my friend from college Tiffany gave me when I was home. She donate SO much awesome stuff to our after school program - the kids love the books she sent and I've been getting lots of use out of the sharpies! and not just for art purposes ;)
Tiffany has a super cute blog - Teach.Run.Love.
If you like running (she's about to do her 4th half marathon), teaching 1st graders, or cooking check her out!
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back to sea horses.
|my version. It is draw on 8x10 paper.|
But I couldn't stop there. I was loving this so I decided to draw a fish in a similar style.
But you can't stop at 2. You need at least 3 for a "collection"
So I drew a little jelly fish!
The similar style and colors makes them a beautiful grouping! I cannot wait to frame and display them on a gallery wall when we get an apartment in America!