Spring Cleaning

Spring is here. It’s a time for new beginnings and that’s what I am doing with WordPress.  I don’t know about you but with all this social media, blogger, facebook, instagram,.. Yada Yada Yada! It is overwhelming and some sites get lost in the mix. So, I have streamlined and in doing so, I have re-committed myself to being a regular contributor on wordpress because…..

I LOVE WORDPRESS!

So, I am kicking if off with some exciting news.

WELCOME TO THE 2017 PAINTING TOUR

 Last year I had a blast painting in the botanical gardens and parks.  This year, I am doing it again, with a twist. You’re invited to come along with me. I’ll announce in my newsletter where I’ll be, the time and location.

Come join me in painting, for lunch or just saying hi.

I am about to announce my first stop on this tour which will be in two weeks.

Why am I doing this?????????

There is so much negativity and stress in people’s live today,  I just want to create a place where we can come together and enjoy nature, tap into our creative side and maybe have a few laughs..evening if it just for an afternoon. Let’s create that space for each other, go to my website and join my email list and lets have get our creativity on.

Here’s my website www.lynnloganroselli.com

ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME AND YES BRING THE KIDS!

Day at the Children’s Museum

I love my job! I feel fortunate to be able to teach art and create art with children.  I get to spend my days with the kids who range in age from 18 months to 5 years old in class. In open studio I can get the older kids. But Everyday I enter their world of imagination and creativity and everyday I feel reborn and inspired. Sometimes we talk… but the moments I cherish the most is sitting next to them painting side by side without a spoken word.

Inner Critic You/re Out of Here

The imagination journal has really helped me to loosen up and feel comfortable with just letting go, trusting the process and having the confidence in myself. Plus creating with the children at the museum has help too!  They are so free spirited! It’s amazing how infectious their joy!

And good things are happening in my art as a result.

Book of Imagination: Inspiration from the Strangest Place

So I am staring at this blank page…wondering where do I start. For years, I have been painting what I see in front of me…a still life…a tree…a scene. To start from a blank page isn’t so easy..Where do people get their ideas? From a dream? A vision?  It seems overwhelming. So, I stop to remind myself I am doing this  to stretch my creativity and imagination. So when I draw that tree…..or that landscape… I’m freer in my approach.

I was riding the subway in New York City…Nothing……so I decided that I’ll just make a mark….but this was a bumpy ride and the straight line turn into a rough odd looking line…. A there it was….. My inspirations. HMMMM!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

What The ??????

When I started the idea of the imagination journal… I thought everything would go smoothly and nicely.. I have done several smaller drawing where I have been practicing letting go.

THEN this one emerged?

What the???????

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I have to say I was unsettled….I was thinking this is creepy! This is sick…..Then I realize I’m not going to judge this process… because if I do than I going to kill the process. Literally. What comes up comes up…..and some of it will not be pretty!

Hello

Texture Trees

I am an artist who loves to draw, paint and photograph trees.  I have a deep love and spiritual connection to trees ever since I was a kid. For the past few months, I have been experimenting with different materials. I absolutely love drawing! Starting a new journal and will be posting my images soon!

Please visit me at http://www.lynnloganroselli.com or on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/lynn.roselli

A New Journey

It is always exciting to get a new sketchbook. It makes me feel like a kid again…excited. All the possibilities…I begin to envision how I want my book to turn out and think is it going to be full of trees? full of people? pen or ink only? or am I going to do something new.

Well this is a new type of sketchbook for me. It’s a book I simply call  “The Book of Imagination”.

I know all art involves imagination.. but this is different. I am allowing my mind to roam free..only using a small hint of reality as a jumping point.

I must say…it wasn’t easy starting this book.. My first entry here was based heavily on what I am comfortable in drawing and finding myself trying out my own version of Zentangles.

My second drawing again..the same thing.. But something was different… I was willing to take more liberties.

Now, I beginning to believe if I practice just letting go…my imagination will emerge even stronger.

I invite you to take this journey with me. I think it would be fun! You can share your thoughts, your comments, your pictures, or your own sketchbook. If take the journey, please leave your link and I will be sure to follow.

Will be posting my third sketch soon!