I’ve enjoyed providing each week a “Wednesday Warm Up,”— a day of usually quick drawing, inking, brushing as warm up to our serious art. I’ve been sharing a strategy to try each Wednesday using the iPad app ProCreate. I’ve decided to change it up a bit for a few Wednesday Wrap Up— a wrap up of my project tips for the past week or something I’ve learned that may also help others with the same #warmup4art hashtag.
This week I wrap up a two-week adventure of writing and art with #writeout from the National Writing Project / National Park Service two week celebration of parks and the outdoors. Click the links for many ways and several places and different prompts to explore and write about the outdoors. Writing is an act of creating. Whenever you write, those words and ideas did not exist before so others can read and understand. It is an act of creating and creating is art.
I spent much time creating artworks to fit with the writing, so that is my sharing for the week:
My favorite prompt and illustration is “maple leaves” for which I wrote the poem “Sparkles of Time” with a photo of maple leaves fallen into our Fiddle Creek. I then illustrated that image, create a “zine” and video reading for the poem, and added a gif of a maple tree. See all the writing and images for that post here: Sparkles of Time.
So, that wraps up this Wednesday Wrap Up. There’s still time to join and add your illustrations and poetry for #writeout as you get out into your local parks or neighborhoods to enjoy the outdoors. I look forward to your sharing, and please continue to be a part of my #warmup4art series to learn and enjoy our work together! See my sharing at IG @42Sheri and Twitter @42Sheri.