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,
Love your pieces, and the methods you used to achieve them. And yes, doing something every day has become a practice for me and I highly recommend it to anyone who is creative. It primes the pumps and encourages our creative thought process, and for me at least, it gives me my daily dose of joy! I always look forward to seeing what you are doing, and it inspires me to stretch so thank you for nudging me to new directions!ReplyDelete
I love your blog and am inspired all of the time after seeing your art and the processes that you use. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Tina. I just realized I had not gotten any of these comments in my email. Now I am embarrassed.Delete
I liked the second one the best. Succes with your every day job, I've tried it ones, but failed ;-) Ik don't like the pressureReplyDelete
YOU are definitly one of the most unafraind people I've ever met! Yeehaw! Art and joy every precious day! Thanks as always for you inspiration, I learn a lot from you. And, no, "feeble" isn't a word I would use for your art!!ReplyDelete