Thursday, January 8, 2009
I was so tempted to do Misty Mawn's 31 Day Challenge ..... but with a 24" x 24" area to do art on until my studio is ready .... I felt it might be too much pressure ..... but I kind of wish I'd done it anyway! I am going to pretend I'm doing it just for my own sake and see what I produce under pressure ..... I am even going to try a self-portrait. You should check out Nelda's self portraits she has done for the challenge.... I will post as I go. I have been reading where a lot of artists have picked a WORD for the new year and have made it their word to try to live up to for the year 2009. Well, I came across this word "CONSIDER" ..... and I decided it would be my word for the year 2009. It is a word with a lot of possibilities for anyone ..... so give it some thought for your self and feel free to share any profound thinking you've had on it. This is a journal page ... to be put into a journal when I have enough pages done .... I do everything backwards! I always find a fabulous old funky frame and then create art for it. Frame shops don't make much money off of me! This piece is watercolor, pencils, oil pastels, water based markers, black ink and some cut out leaves and flowers .... on a heavy watercolor paper. I'm new at this, the collage part and mixed media with new materials part.....and just being spontaneous is new for me.....my art is usually over planned.....so just enjoy it for what it is and I'll continue to experiment and learn how to use more new materials.....my most familiar medium has been ink and watercolor and prisma color pencils.....and I'm also trying to shed the fact that everything needs to be perfect. Funny, I don't know why because I have never produced perfect work!?!