Picking three random words out of a bucket of words, has been a trial. Mostly fun, but this past week I picked from my word salad grab bag were: Walking in the Woods, Copper and Birds. I thought this was going to be too much of a breeze. So I put it off and procrastinated and put it off some more. The only thing that kept coming to mind was Copper Birds. I couldn’t even get to the “walk in the woods” until late Friday and for some reason I’m trying to make a posts in one week from Sunday to Sunday.
Using Copper Flakes
The weird looking glittery stuff is copper flakes . For balance I put in few other copper birds on the branches. Once again, It’s just too hap-hazard. The second try was along similar lines and I had begun a story with it. It was ethereal story starting with a walk in clouds that began to dissipate. as the clouds opened up I found myself on the edge of a pond with copper birds flying about….I didn’t know where to go with the story. So, it became yet another weird picture.
At the last minute I started painting little copper birds and finally someone walking in the woods. The idea of a copper bird has tickled something in me. Here are only two of several sketches:
I feel like I was just getting warmed up using the three artist prompt words. Maybe I’ll extend this another week. This tiny watercolor was an afterthought, but here you go:
Also At the Last Minute:
I started to write a story about a woman, a copper pot and crazy, bird man that lived in the nearby woods. I liked where the story was going but it was getting long and complicated. I thought too much to present here. But who knows… maybe I’ll continue it for another time.
Next Week Grab Bag
I’ll choose three more words even though I might continue with the previous three. I think I need a little more time to develop some of these combinations.
If not, here are the next three words:
Cartoon, Dumpling, and Ecru Those seem like a reasonable grouping…almost too reasonable.