"Sandbox" Paintings An exercise in creative play

In mid 2015, I listened to a podcast interview with artist Elle Luna. In her interview she talked about this idea of sandboxes. How they are places children play, play without worry or care. Places where they can let their imagination run free and be creative. Judgement and critique doesn't exist there, just the pure joy of creating and imagining.

She encouraged artists to "play in a sandbox" for a little bit each day. Not a literal sandbox, but pick a time and place, maybe only 10 or 15 minutes and play creatively. No judgement, no worries, just time to enjoy your craft.

These 8 works come from the first week after learning about "sandboxes".

"Fire", "Smoke & Flame", "Polar Universe" & "He"
A sandbox beckons you to come play...dive in.
"Greenery", "The Bird" & "The Storm Factory"
Created By
Nicole Smestad

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