|My gift of art for the "Give the gift of art challenge"|
For the Give the gift of art Challenge: ”To see through my eyes”
My in real life friend CynaraNettle who has been my friend for 16 years. She is my sister in spirit and she is always there when I need her. She has the most amazing eyes for artwork and everything she touches turns to gold. I see a pile of firewood: she turns it into a Christmas decoration. I admire her sense of simplifying everything, making it look amazing and complicated. That is why I would love to give her the gift of seeing herself and her work though my eyes; because she cannot always see it herself.
I wish I could give you the gift of seeing through my eyes. Look and see the way I see you, through the eyes and through my mind’s eye. See how beautiful, kind and amazing you are. I want you to be able to see your own talent, see what an awesome artist you are and how your creativity shapes the world around you.
I want to give you all the colors of the universe and all sorts of papers, canvases, brushes and pencils to pick from so you can paint or draw what you see through my eyes.
I want to give it to you so you share more of your work with the world.
I can never physically, emotionally or spiritually give you this gift so you would really truly understand. I cannot make you see through my eyes, but I can give my best to try to paint it for you.
Why an eye? Everyone draws eyes!
The eye is essential for art (not all art, but the visual). Its physical form and function, its way of telling our emotional story and it is said that the eye is the window to the spirit and the soul. This was the first gift and person I came to think about and the eye with the hands visualizing what they are going to paint is my best representation of my gift for her.
To draw and create art you need to start seeing the world around you. See what you really see and not what you think you see. See how a tree has grown, see how a glass of water acts and is truly shaped and how to make it look three-dimensional. It takes time and effort to learn how to “see”. That is why I choose to draw an eye.
Pencil, paper, mirror, my eyes and hands, desk, lamp, computer, scanner, pen-tablet and pen, photo-edit/art computer program (PSE) and my homemade texture made from watercolor-paper and coffee.