The painting above was inspired by my friend's kids. After spending the day helping them make secret Christmas gifts for their parents, they each gave me stickers from their collections. Kids are really into their stickers you know, so it was quite an honor. I vowed to work their stickers into a painting, and this was what i came up with. It's all painted over newspaper glued to cardboard. The flowers are made from a spirograph the kids and I had fun with a few weeks ago.
Then I was puttering around painting chopsticks. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I arranged them in this star shape and viola! A new technique! I love how it looks like Aboriginal art.
It's hard to say what transpires in the mind when we come up with new creative ideas. I think they all build on one another. My masterpiece of tomorrow is built upon the creative putterings of today.