November 18, 2011

Without Words



I love the simple beauty of a background. When I feel stuck, playing with backgrounds is my chisel. It cuts away all the voices of perfectionism and allows me to just enjoy paint on my hands (and hair--according to my daughter).  I've got an idea for words on this one, but nothing's solid.  For now, it's a wordless canvas bursting with patterned color and that's enough.

(Sorry for the poor photo quality. I'm still struggling to understand this camera. Yes, the manual would be a good place to start but, phffft, who reads that? ;)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



27 comments :

  1. Awesome start! About the camera, does it have a "menu" button? I would try that first, seems it is focusing farther away, maybe you can tell it to mark where it is focusing, if it has that option (I don't like reading manuals either heheheh)

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  2. that "background" is art by itself!

    i love automatic cameras =)

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  3. Agreeing with Tara, as well as being inspired by the fact that you are creating beauty even when you don't currently have the words. (Thanks for stopping by and following my blog.)

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  4. Beautiful background. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. The fund is very important ... you have it, see what it is. Saludos

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  6. I like that idea, almost one of building your work from the bottom layer up. Enjoy!

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  7. Love the colors and textures. An awesome background!

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  8. Creating backgrounds is like yoga for your art muscles, isn't it? This one is lovely.

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  9. Thank you for your comment on my blog! I am now a follower of your blog :) You are an amazingly talented artist and I am so super jealous! My only artistic ability is doing hair! haha. I do love to write though. I am working on a Major in Communications right now! I am excited to continue reading your blog.

    Xo. Nicole -

    Madeoutofrealthings.blogspot.com

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  10. Great background - looking forward to seeing where you go from here!

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  11. love the cuts away all the voices of perfectionism line... beautifully written words to go with the wonderful background you have created happy ppf xx

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  12. You're right, it is enough. I love doing backgrounds and this one is beautiful. I like how the colors are layered and blended with some darker ones on the left side.

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  13. I never thought about backgrounds like that. Interesting. umm, I can read a manual and still not get it. . . that's what grandsons are for :) Blessings, Janet PPF

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  14. Great background and I can't wait to see what you put on it :0)

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  15. Love all your colors and textures. Very pretty!

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  16. Creating backgrounds can be such a joy and this one is quite lovely! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  17. I hadn't thought of it that way - that doing a background puts the perfectionist in my in its place - but it is so true. When I'm swirling in inner critic crud backgrounds get me back into my art.

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  18. I love it! Beautiful colours.

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  19. Wonderful start! Working on backgrounds makes me so happy. It can be so relaxing too. Looking forward to seeing your finished piece. :) Have a great weekend.

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  20. yes, i love doing backgrounds too! did you try half pressing the camera button to focus it? thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  21. oh, I love backgrounds too! This one of fab!

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  22. You're off to a wonderful start! It is fun to imagine the endless possibilities of this beautiful background :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. I hope you show us what you ended up doing with this!

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  24. This is a lovely background, I work in a similar way, doing the background helps me get unstuck. Looking forward to seeing where you take this next. Have a blessed weekend. Amandax

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  25. Yes I find that if I am able to create a beautiful interesting background, I am more inspired with the rest of it! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  26. This is a painting to me, not just a background! I like it.

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