During the recent #stayathome period, we asked you to share paintings and drawings inspired by a variety of creative art prompts that our team created. Have a look at what your peers did while self-isolating, and be inspired.
In this collection, we’re sharing some of our favorite results from the “Spring Blooms” and “Still Lifes” challenge. Enjoy!
“I remember bringing home a box of caterpillars and waiting for them to turn to butterflies,” says @the_aathman (work shown above). “Surprise, they didn’t. Schooling made me a disconnected man. Years of Martial arts and yoga revived me.
“Experiencing oneness with nature now and then, I’ve started getting that childhood wonder back. I made a 10 minute sketch of a Hibiscus plant with my favourite medium. #conteaparis I’d love to continue on this path.”
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“When everything initially hit the fan, I started painting more, a lot more,” says Carrie Pill (@carriepillart). “Initially I was charged by the urgency to do something, to provide for my little family if I could, to put food on our table. With the incredible support of you, my collectors, I found I still could and I did. I am so grateful for you.
“What was equally as uplifting was when you reminded me that by sharing my art and process, I could make others smile during these tough times. You also reached out to me with questions about making art. If I had any part in motivating you to create art, I am so pleased. I know first hand how therapeutic it is for us, especially now.
“And some days my friends, with so much up in the air, I just do it because I need it. Because I don’t know what else to do. It’s true, I’ve been trying to make the most of this strange time but some days have been much harder than others. Those days I head into the studio and put to work my hands, my heart and materials. I am so lucky to have an outlet built right into my work. It’s hard to feel worse on the other side of a studio day. I hope you like this new painting called “Making Lemonade.” I hope you all are hanging in there. ♥️, Carrie”
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Thank you so much for giving us the inspiration and what a great little surprise for my birthday (6 hours from now) to find my piece featured! I’m grateful to have lived to see it!
I will get a small sweet one, mini violets are avaible.and paint it while it has full blooms and Happy colored thick fuzzy leaves. Do some study for living here and raising and saving those little beauties. Thanks for inspiration. I will make it small so I home hanging roon.
That sounds lovely!
The pleasure is mine! 🙂 Also, happy belated birthday! Here’s to another trip around the sun!
I’m doing a happy dance all day!!!! Thank you for including me in your article. You’ve made My whole month! Wahooooooo! It’s better than a roller coaster ride.
Yay! I love hearing this – thank YOU, Julia! Happy painting! 🙂