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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Au revoire, ma soeur

Creativity leaps when you work with a compatible companion.

I’ve been writing lately about my experience with my sister, Barb, during a recent visit, where we created art together. As I noted in the title, creativity leaps when in the presence of a compatible companion. Ideas were shooting out of our heads like firecrackers. I’ll have more to say about that later.

Previously, I had shown Barb’s ripped, cut, sewn watercolor canvas. I have included it again, below.

Ripped, cut, and sewn watercolor canvas

Here is her completed piece:

acrylic on watercolor paper

Barb's completed piece: acrylic on watercolor paper

Barb described working on this as “painting eight small, connected paintings.” Interesting. Perhaps it’s a different way to do a series, or we could call it an octych. In any case, she found the method fascinating, and is now indebted to the Fran Skiles’ art process, as am I.

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity. ~Edward de Bono

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