I have had to postpone this post because of the MidSummer Maine II event posts. You have probably forgotten but Judith came over a week after our last date and we were going to do books except Judith brought all her supplies to do collage - so collage it was. I had spent a few days folding signatures, covering book board with paste paper and making holes. Well, those two books will be a project for another day.
Because of Judith extensive work in printmaking, she had a wonderful collection of papers. Ask if I took pictures of her work? NO! I did however take pictures of my feeble attempts to do a collage.
I especially liked the running stitches with my hand dyed thread and the circle print of parchment paper I roasted beets on.
Batiked newsprint, painted paper and paper with pastels and a watercolor wash then punched with a square punch.
Sky was soot from a candle, painted buckrum and papers with oil pastel and watercolor wash.
And now for the exciting part (for me). I have been through a few months of wondering where I am going and how I will get there. I have rededicated myself to my art work and have made a vow to do something everyday that is creative and feed the path I want to be going down. These pieces are a few of them. I am unafraid of what others think of my work. I am just starting out. These are all exercises that will hopefully take me where I want to go. I have three friends who have had cancer diagnosis in the last few months and after my dance with breast cancer, I know each day is precious. I will never be famous but I want to be happy with my art work. I actually do others things as a volunteer which are significant and help others which is why I am alive right now. But in my "free" time, I can develop my art work.
Thanks for reading,