Art x 12: April

Bridgette Guerzon Mills | April 2019 gouache illustration spread in Leslie Aja’s book, Transformation

I realized that it’s almost the end of May and I had not yet posted the spread I created in April in Leslie Aja’s book in the Art x 12 year long collaboration. The theme of her book is Transformation and the previous spreads can be seen in this hashtag feed on Instagram.

For my spread I decided to do something a little different because doing these collaborations is always about experimenting for me. I thought about magical creatures and painted them in a way that suggested portals and living in the in-between.

Bridgette Guerzon Mills | Flicker’s offering, gouache mixed media on paper

I loved painting this flicker woman. Painting little dots is oddly relaxing.

Bridgette Guerzon Mills | Owl woman, gouache mixed media on paper

Creating the patterns in the owl’s wing was fun and adding little forest plant and mushroom life made me happy. I once had a ceramic teacher in high school who once observed that the creative process was my joy. Still true.

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