One of my favorite things to do as an art therapist is read “Beautiful Oops” to my students (http://www.beautifuloops.com/) before asking them to create a work they love from a piece of paper that is torn, already marked on, or otherwise not perfect. It’s a wonderful way to foster creative thought and more flexible thinking.
I had my own Beautiful Oops moment with this canvas. I tried, twice, to paint something else on it, and both looked like a homemade lo mein noodle dish I made a few years ago that was so spectacularly awful my kids and I kept laughing about it as we ate cheese and crackers for dinner instead. So…I woke early one morning, dumped some gesso on the canvas, and painted what I love: COLOR, and lots of it. And thought of my students as they discovered sometimes the best things happen from an “oops” moment.
Contact me for the original (6″x9″, $225), or follow this link for prints: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/three-amigos-anne-lewis.html