Journey through the Creative Process
Behind the Scenes
Starting this upcoming Monday, I plan to bring you on a journey through the pieces of a special collection that I created last year - I call it the Catholic Folk Art Collection.
This was a project that just burned on my mind and in my heart until it came to fruition. Just talking about it again brings a surge of excitement and the desire to create more pieces like this. Everything from the sketching to the colors, the research to the execution…it was unlike anything I’ve done, and it was SO fun & fulfilling!
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What is it?
A few preliminary notes on what constitutes folk art:
The compositions are balanced and often symmetrical.
The artist uses decorative and expressive line-work & patterns.
There is a harmony of background elements.
Generally the subject matter incorporates traditions from one's community and culture.
For me personally, the illustrative style, the incorporation of nature, the bright color palettes, the patterns, and the symmetry really drew me in. Also, I love the idea of pulling in traditions and symbols from my Catholic faith. I encourage you to look up this style of art! There are so many beautiful examples.
For this series, I hope to break open my creative process for you. I’m excited to share more about why these pieces are significant to me. I plan to show you some of the rough sketches, behind the scenes, and share vulnerable stories about how I connect to the art.
As we go through this, I encourage you to reach out if anything speaks to your heart. I love to hear from you.
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