As a general rule, I find it hard to start a project if my work space is in chaos. This goes for work I do at home as well as face and body painting or mural jobs where I have to setup my supplies each time. Everything has its place and is neatly lined up and ready to go. Then the fun begins and this is the result!!
But from this mess (which, by the way, I don’t even notice until it is time to clean up) comes the true result. A finished artwork that makes me smile, sometimes do a little dance, or as was the case with the photos below, the experience moves me to tears.
Kristine and I conceived this project because we wanted to work with a great photographer we had met, Wilmer Custodio from Studio6. Our yoga teacher volunteered to be our model and the 3+ hours it took to paint her was spent getting to know each other better. Not alot beats being able to interact with your canvas! The only thing that beats that experience is seeing your live canvas move in front of you. As I watched Erin go through a series of yoga moves for the photographer to capture, the tears began. Soft music was playing and there in front of me, our canvas danced.
Have you ever been moved to tears by something you have created?