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2023 8. Challenge your complacency. Art Creating with Principles Tuisku "Snow" Curtis-Kolu

Spooks and Sketches

Art and Text by Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu

Finally, it is time for the spook. Carve out your pumpkins and rot your teeth. Darkness and fear turn joyous and fun, while witches, ghosts, and demons celebrate among us. Congratulations, one and all, for surviving this year’s haunt.

Happy Inktober and Happy Halloween!!

Spooks and Sketches (pencil on paper, responding to day 27 Inktober prompt “Massive”, Scotland 2023)

Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums. 

“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”

2022 5. Use the tools at your disposal. Art Creating with Principles Tuisku "Snow" Curtis-Kolu

Topsy Turvy

Art and Text by Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu

Round and round we go, falling through spaces – ideas – inspiration! If you let the descent to creativity and madness take you, you may find a joyful surprise.

This piece was created with the paints left over from the painting before it. The limitations of the pallet allowed me to explore a level of creative abandon – challenging the canvas itself to provide more perspectives.

Topsy Turvy (oil on canvas, Netherlands / Scotland 2021)

Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums. 

“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”

2022 3. The meaning of life is to keep living. Art Creating with Principles Tuisku "Snow" Curtis-Kolu

Social Worship

Art and Text by Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu

We were locked in our apartments, locked in our rooms; air was stale and the hallways quiet. We daydreamed of the day when finally we could come together at the altar of societies that make us so deeply human.

Social Worship (acrylics on canvas, Scotland 2021)

Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums. 

“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”

2022 8. Challenge your complacency. Art Creating with Principles Tuisku "Snow" Curtis-Kolu

Monochrome

Art and Text by Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu

The pursuit of colour is why I paint. It makes me feel alive – ready to conquer, to feel, to evolve. Under the ethos of challenging my own complacency, I opened the black paint that has been gathering dust in the darkest corner of my art supplies and explored the abstract.

Working with shades of black allowed me to put into shapes – rather than words – the stress I was experiencing. Stress, like the colour black, isn’t necessarily the bringer of negativity. It can bring perspective, a new path – even a new approach to my own creativity.

Monochrome (oil on canvas, Scotland 2021)

Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums. 

“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”

10. Humanity’s future is among the stars. Art Creating with Principles Tuisku "Snow" Curtis-Kolu

Soar

Art and Text by Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu

With the wilful power of an asteroid, she soars through space and time. Humanity is nothing without its sense for madness and excitement in looking to an ambiguous future. We look to the stars – in our futures, creative pursuits, and collective endeavors.

Thank you to the wild women who inspired this – I hope you’re soaring as we speak. 

Soar (pastels on paper, Scotland 2021)

Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums. 

“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”