I was invited by some new friends to do a demo at the meeting of the Jubilee Art Club last week. They had a beautiful set up with space for social distancing and an overhead mirror so that everyone could see. I knew they were a group of mostly experienced artists who would appreciate the focus on creative process and expressive painting, so I shared my experience with the Muse Groups.
I brought my inks and gesso and demo-ed that fun way to short circuit the left-brain thinking mind by squirting inks and gesso onto wet shapes and moving them around with a scraper, a roller and fingers. The results always lead to a group hallucination which is a hoot and makes people realize that art making can be fun and profound at the same time!
You’re invited to the Jubilee you know.
Your presence is requested.
So wear your finest top hat.
Come roaring up in a race car
Or astride a steed with matching hat.
This party requires your presence
Inaugurates your next fifty years (more or less)
So no regrets to the host.
Take a nap, eat a hearty meal
Get yourself tanked up and ready.
Because this ship will be leaving and
You must be on it.
Preparations are arranged.
Destination will be discovered.
Your presence is required.