All of us in the creative world know that creativity doesn’t always come easily and that it doesn’t always come at the “right” time. What do you do when you need a little inspiration?
I thought about the things I do that come to my imagination—reading, walking, watching movies, visiting museums.. I love art. I love colors and I’m hugely inspired by color. I’m constantly saving images online for color inspiration.
Also,I love the history of art. Today I read about Pop Art. “It was the visual art movement that characterized a sense of optimism during the post-war consumer boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s. It coincided with the globalization of pop music and youth culture, personified by Elvis and the Beatles. Pop Art was brash, young and fun and hostile to the artistic establishment. It included different styles of painting and sculpture from various countries, but what they all had in common was an interest in mass-media, mass-production, and mass culture.”
Pop art is now most associated with the work of New York artists of the early 1960s such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg.
Usually, pop art deals with bold colors, fun subjects, and wild design. Do you like Pop Art? What do you think about it? I will be really happy to read your comments.
I think Pop Art is cheerful. Usually, it deals with bold colors, fun subjects, and wild design.
After that I made 2 cards. This time for my first card I was inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Series. (You should know him) He created three Marilyn Monroe screen print portfolios in 1967, a few years after the actress passed away in 1962. The portfolio of 10 screen prints was one of the first prints Warhol printed and distributed.
I started by stamping images (Playful animal friends stamp set by Pinkfresh studio) using the Altenew inks: Caribbean Sky, Warm Sunshine, Coral Berry, Forest Glades and fussy cutting masks for these images.
Then I created square shapes with masking paper, masked off the images and blended a card panel using the Altenew inks: Caribbean Sky, Warm Sunshine, Coral Berry, Forest Glades Then I removed all masks.
For my second card I wanted to create a feeling that this is a children illustration. I used my all-time favorite zig markers and Pinkfresh Studio Tealightful Day stamp set. I stamped images onto a watercolor paper and colored them. Then I cut a stripe and glued it onto a card base and stamped a sentiment.
I hope you felt inspired today!
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