As the first week of the year winds down, I thought I would share with you the first piece of artwork that I created for my One a Week Art Challenge.
It is entitled Be Your Own Sunshine.
The base is a scrap piece of a 2x12 that my husband had in his workshop. I love how the grain of the wood that shows through after I painted and sanded it. I think it adds a nice look for the background.
The image of the very funky sun is made from various papers - maps, grid, ledger, a dictionary page, and some sheets that I created with paints, markers, and colored pencils.
The letters are hand-cut.
From the beginning, I knew that I wanted to create a sun so I played around with different styles before I decided on the right look.
Here are a couple of the different iterations.
I am really excited about how it turned out! And, I think it's going to be a fun year of creating!!!!
Make it a HAPPY day!
PS - As with all the pieces that I create this year for the One a Week Art Challenge, the original is not available for sale until January 2019 when I host my celebratory art show.
PSS - I do have prints available of this funky, funky sunshine.
If you are interested in a print, click here.
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Hi! I am Kim and I think that we all have a choice. We can either see the world as a terrible, awful, scary place, or as a wondrous, magical, happy one.