Encouraging creativity in my house is easy these days. A special table for my daughter in the same room. Although she uses mine when I am busy! Allowing her to use my supplies as long as she asks first. She is my shadow creating and drawing at 7 yrs old. Here is a unfinished piece we did together, which all started like this~ She asked if my girl needed a kitty and I said sure! A few days later she said here is my girl and her kitty! So I decided to incorporate them in one piece. I found a piece of sheet music called the Cats Lullaby and that is what is on the background which inspired me to make it dream like. The final piece is covered in wax. It was my first attempt at this process. I like the dimension it gives the painting /collage but it is hard to pick up in a photograph. I laid on the wax some area's thicker and some thinner. It looks dreamy in the picture. I have done some more since and I can tell I am going to love experimenting with this technique. I can't wait to share more.
If you would like to learn how to do this type of collage technique Suzi Blu has a fun class called Les Petit Dolls for beginners. Her work in this style is amazing.
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. -- Norman Podhoretz