The warm textural embrace upon my feet. Meeting the day as it softly wisps my hair across my cheek. Breathe into the glory of being at the edge, the edge of something. This is where I hope to land. A little morning art & self-motivation today. *Exhale*
I always forget how hard it is to be an artist, sometimes. To keep moving, to keep making art, to keep creating, to keep the doubters at bay, to keep keepin’ on. I <3 how art can transform our experience and take us to our favorite places.
I had no idea what would come out of this photograph, until I started experimenting and playing with it in a photo editor. Funny how play brings us to what we need.
This is an image altered with a photo filter. One filter and what was a photograph of random paint on a canvas, sitting on top of a drop cloth on my porch, became an early morning, stormy beach!!!
*Originally published on Tumblr, 2012.
Tabatha Lendquvist-Grace works from her private studio located in Walker County, AL. She is an Interdisciplinary artist working across and in various mediums to include painting, bookmaking, and poetics. She taught Design I at the University of North Alabama and taught Drawing Foundations as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Tabatha has been involved in a number of community arts projects with At-Risk youth and has experience teaching art to youth and adults at various private and public schools, institutions, and art organizations. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.