John had me trapped in the living room, using me as a pillow for that nap he didn't want to take- *rolls eyes* :) - and so I got caught up watching LA Ink. For those of you not familiar with the show, it's about a tattoo shop. The art work is really so amazing! I realized that there are so many different art forms that I would love to try. I want to do them all! I've tried a variety of things, oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, pottery, drawing, weaving (which I loved to my surprise), different types of sewing (which I hated), photography...but I'd like to try the more eccentric forms of art like tattooing as well. Not that I want to be a tattoo artist or even have the ability, but I would love to just try it - if even on a pig - to see what it's like. I also want to try screen printing and graffiti and oh I don't know - sculpture maybe?
I LOVE this artist, Phil Hansen. He is so utterly creative in the media he uses to convey a message, which I think is amazing. You can check him out here http://philinthecircle.com/index.html. It's hard to pick my favorite piece but you can check out how he uses bicycles as paintbrushes, band-aids as canvas and syringes as media.
I'll also plug Mike Lewis, better known as the Jesus Painter to many of you. We went to Harding together and I got to see his work firsthand. He developed new art techniques as well which fascinate me to no end. http://www.jesuspainter.com/. How amazing is he?
Ok. That's it. I was just in an artsy mood after watching LA Ink! :)