I will admit, I am not the most organized person. In fact, far from it. But I have what I call selective organization. Things that matter to me stay organized.
When I was a little girl, I came up with a system to organize my pencils and markers to make sure that I could quickly find any color. This was many years before I was taught the order of colors in the rainbow. For some reason I decided that all colors can be sorted from darkest to lightest, from black to white. You are probably thinking that there is no difference in darkness between primary or secondary colors, but remember, I was probably only 5 or 6 years old. And this system stuck with me for the rest of my life.
So when I started working on The Brain Project, I thought it would be a perfect place for this secret personal touch. But alas, my scientific left hemisphere took over and I decided to (mostly) stick to the order of colors in the original image.
But in the last couple of weeks I really needed to turn to my art as a form of stress relief where I could let go of control. I also needed a small enough project that could give me a quick sense of accomplishment.
So I gave in and got myself a bunch of new art supplies, namely acrylic paint pens and black card stock. And I set out to recreate some of my works using the pointillism technique. I have always been a big fan of pointillism, and I guess you could say that creating art out of tiny individual seed beads is somewhat related.
I have a ton of close up photos of my beaded art that are beautiful in their own way, but never see the light of day. So here are a few of them recreated as pointillist drawings. The Brain Project close up (“Connected”) now follows my order of colors (with a little bit of interweaving).
Each drawing is 15 cm x 15 cm (5.9” x 5.9”) and would make a perfect (and affordable) holiday gift!
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