Melted Crayon Collections

I’ve been an artist since I can remember.  I’ve taken very few art classes & always drew with pencil and colored pencil & in college took 1 class on portraits.  Portraits are the hardest things to draw and I can get easily frustrated.  Also, it takes a lot of energy for me to do a portrait, and a full color one can take me all day and I’m oftentimes exhausted for a few days afterwards.  If I don’t know the person it’s even that much more difficult.  I like to put the person’s personality into the picture.  As a result, I don’t do many portraits anymore.

I’ve never experimented with different media until the last few years.  I’m not sure why I thought I was only one type of artist but I’m so glad I’ve been brave lately.  I’ve done poems, photographs, collages and I’ve got a whole list of new media I want to experiment with.  I thought of this one today.  I have boxes of crayons and canvases I’ve never gotten around to using.  So I took an iron, hair dryer (because who needs a hair dryer when you’ve got braids right?), a mallet, a brush & brown paper bags.  As an artist of many form, I never try to force the creation.  It’s a conversation between and the media & I let it speak to me and evolve the way it was meant to. 1 1/2 hours later……I have two collections, 3 pieces each. A few of them have quite a bit of 3 dimensional quality to them & I took extra pics of those to illustrate that. I hope you enjoy!!

“Creativity takes courage. ” ~Henri Matisse
 

The Happy Collection

Peace
 Peace
  
Happiness

Happiness

Tranquility

Tranquility

Tranquility 3D

Tranquility3D

The Desert Collection

Desert Varnish
Desert Varnish
 
Desert Swirl

Desert Swirl

Cedar City the Color Country
Cedar City the Color Country
Cedar City the Color Country 3D
Cedar City the Color Country 3d

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