A lot of things have been changing in my life lately, myself included. For Day 5 of Art Every Day Month, I decided to create something that symbolises all of the transformations that we all go through in our lives.
The koi fish, lotus flower, & butterfly are all symbols of transformation:
The koi fish swims upstream until it reaches it’s destination, where it transforms into a dragon.
The lotus flower pushes through the mud, then grows through the water in order to reach the sunlight at the surface, reaching enlightenment.
The caterpillar reaches the end of it’s life & disappears into a cocoon, only before awakening again as a beautiful, transformed butterfly.
In this artwork, which I’ve titled ‘The Transformation’, the koi fish is at the bottom of the image, representing the time before the change. The lotus flower is opening up after reaching the surface, representing the time during the change. And the butterfly, fully transformed, represents the time after the change & the new life that begins as a result.
I also created it as a tshirt design. I might buy it for myself as a Christmas present!
Keep Smiling! 🙂
Love Jen xo
Posted in Art, Art Every Day Month 2010
Tagged AEDM2010, art, butterfly, change, growth, Koi, Lotus, philosophy, tee, transformation, tshirt
As many of you may already know, every year in November is NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a great tool for writers all over the world, encouraging them to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. I recently found a similar event for artists, called Art Every Day Month, & signed up immediately. Every day for the month of November, my task is to create art, so far I’ve been painting, but it could be anything from drawing or photography to cooking or decorating, just as long as it’s creative.
As well as posting my usual entries, I will be using this blog to track my progress during the month & posting my creations.
Here are my first two creations – both are paintings, my first time using gouache paints:
Both works (as well as many others) are available for purchase as gift cards, prints, etc. here:
See you again soon with more creations!
Keep Smiling! 🙂
Posted in Art, Art Every Day Month 2010, Introducing...
Tagged AEDM2010, art, Arts, butterfly, creations, elephant, gouache, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, painting, sunflower