So, this theme for "Creative Tuesdays" is happiness. And not necessarily long-term happiness, but, things that make one happy in the moment.
Bright colors make me happy, both looking at them and painting or drawing with them, and so my submission for C.T. is one I've worked on for a class I'm taking, because making this picture has been something that makes me happy. Plus, the imagery in it is connected to things I find cute/like to look at, which create a fleeting moment of happiness and a smile, even though it may not be as profound as something like meditating. I also like working with mixed-media, and it made me happy to do that for this piece (using Prismacolor, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic).
Plus, looking at the prints and designs in Japanese pop culture fashion (called Lolita fashion) is something that I find fun, even if not a huge happiness in the zen, overall life and meaning sense. So, another part of this happy picture I've created has to do with being lighthearted, and fun.
So, looking at Anime Images/Fashion/Bright Colors are what makes me happy, for this theme. And creating them, too-- and it's more about it being a fun art piece, than necessarily one which illustrates something serious.
This is going to be cut up and turned into a handmade book, which can then be taken apart to form this poster image on this side. Should be interesting to see if it works.
(Also, Koalas and Puns, especially this one of "Koala-Tea" that I use all the time make me happy, but that I found too big of a happiness for the small moment/temporary themed happiness of this challenge-- and marsupials/Australian animals in general-- the things in this image that aren't Koalas are Bilbies, which are endangered, and a sort of combination of a Rabbit and Bandicoot).
And now, it's time for links! If you want to see everyone's entries for "Happy," head on over to Mister Toast's Blog! He's the great guy behind this very fun collective:
Take care, and hope everyone has a happy week.,