Monday, November 14, 2011
AEDM #12/13/14: In the Drawing Room with Dirty Footprints Studio
Finally got back on track this weekend with my Drawing Room series, which got thrown off kilter with the move. I started doodling people a few months ago after finishing my Stew Book. I found how much fun it was to explore and describe others' personalities, their quirks, their doings, their ways of being; plus I like the creative challenge of fitting words and thoughts like puzzle pieces into one page.
In my (temporary) Drawing Room today is the bold, colorful, expressive, fearless Connie from Dirty Footprints Studio. I adore her free spirited approach to painting and her enormous canvases. She's sharp, insightful, and damn funny. Don't let the nap and hammock references fool you -- she's one of the hardest workers I know. Her mind constantly spins on new ideas, projects and workshops. She paints through morning sickness and makes time for her art even when she only has 15 minutes to spare. She's also the mastermind of the 21 Secrets: An Art Journal Playground which will begin anew next spring (and I'll be teaching again!) Meet this lovely lady on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and her beautiful, honest blog.