Finger Painting

Emailed to me by by dear friend Hawley, a co-art lover! From Bored Panda

This morning, while sifting through my inbox, I ran across an email from a good friend.  Hawley and I went to Georgia together and bonded over art (we were in class together), our desire to run a 1/2 marathon, and our love for God.  I was expecting the email to have something to do with her new-born baby girl, Zoe (whom she welcomed to the world yesterday!) and found a link to this amazing artwork instead.

Seeing the above piece of art, what would you say the medium is?  Would you think ink, paint and brush?  Would you be surprised to hear that this entire work was done by hand?  And by hand…I mean the artist uses her fingers to create art.  No brushes, no pencils…her fingers.

Judith Braun is the artist of this massive piece.  She dips her fingers in charcoal dust and then goes to town creating masterpieces like the one above.

See more of her work on her website and check out the article over on Bored Panda.  Much of her other work is a bit more abstract, with beautiful patterns created from her charcoal fingerprints. Her bio story is quite fascinating, so check that out too!

Her work pushes me to be creative, think outside the box.  I do love to create, but sometimes I feel stifled and stuck on trying to perfect painting or drawing..which leads to not creating at all, as I get frustrated before I even start.  So, thanks for sharing Hawley, and thank you for inspiring me!  Be sure to kiss new little Zoe lots for me (and Eden too!).

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