This is a fantastic book and anyone who is a creative
thinker should read it. It is a quick read with great points and thoughts about how to make art and generate ideas. Highly recommend and I definitely plan on using points from it in my teaching.
Recently went on a trip to Omaha to visit the Joslyn Art Museum, Henry Dorley Zoo and Aquarian, and the Durham Science museum. I took a ton of pictures and can't wait to use them in some of my artwork.
A few reference photos I have been able to take while on break that may eventually be used for drawing or painting.
Awhile ago during the fall I decided to try something new and explore the use of gunpowder in art making. It took quite awhile using a needle tool to push the tiny pebbles into the right position and sometimes I would budge the table with my arm having to start over. But once I got them into place we lit it up and watched the wood burn to etch in the drawing. I later found that by adding another layer and doing a second burn with the powder I could make some areas darker to add more dimension. Overall this experiment was fun and successful though make sure you have time and a safe environment to do this if trying it out, and research your gunpowder beforehand. Video can be found by liking my page on Facebook or following me on Instagram at ashleyplummerart
While out riding my horse I decided to take the opportunity to take some photos using the broken down equipment being taken over by the nature around. I found that it reminded me of a bit of an apocalyptic scene you would see in a movie and while I don't know when or if I will use the images to draw from I got some good shots that have helped generate some ideas.