Remember the joys of childhood? When rain meant a day at the movies and snow was a school holiday- not bad weather you complained about. Remember the days when the most important things in the world were your two wheeler bike, your best friend, and the ice cream truck? That is the sense of joy and wonder I try to preserve in my artwork and why I love to capture the innocence of animals who never seem to lose their sense of play.
Art that doesn’t take itself so seriously
The reason I am obsessed with my current series of artwork that combines my love of representational watercolor with the abstraction of mixed media is that the collage elements keeps the art from getting too serious. For example, in this chick painting, I have the realistic watercolor baby chicks against a backdrop of polka dots, musical notes and words that peek through the violet keystone sky and lace in between their webbed toes.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up~Picasso (→click to tweet)
I spy a bit of lace
Sense of awe and wonder
Transform your child’s room into something magical. These happy little yellow chicks were born in a kindergarten classroom so the kids could marvel at the miracle of life while learning science. You can bring that sense of awe and wonder into your little one’s life with this cheery painting full of optimistic orange, soothing teal and patterned fantasy.
If you secretly yearn for this painting yourself, of course big girls can enjoy it too and know that you will never out grow the wonder years of your imagination. → collect the art here
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder~Lee Ann Womack (→tweet this)
One thousand ideas and never boring
More About Me
Hey, I’m Miriam Schulman and I create mixed media art to tell stories. I also teach other people how to craft their stories with art. I give them the techniques they need to get the results they desire which brings more joy to their lives.
My art has been published by Somerset Studio, Art of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I’m not playing with paint in my studio, you’ll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at SchulmanArt.com or join the fun at TheInspirationPlace.net
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The Art that Got Away
PS I was planning on writing about this sunflower painting today, but the art sold just 5 hours after I listed it on etsy after I had posted a link on facebook. Are you following me on facebook?
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