I have a friend who is an art professor at the local college. I don’t know how many times he has told me it shouldn’t be essential for me to like my art, I just needed to make art, even if I despised it.
I have a much better time when I like what I create.
What I am showing you today is a mixed media piece I
finished this weekend which I really like. Its foundation was a plain, oak
colored frame. Blah, I thought. I painted it last week and waited for inspiration.
I had painted pages of Silas Marner by George Eliot I have used in a writing
workshop so I pulled them out to see if they would fit well. They did. And then
I thought, “Why not experiment with my new inks?” so I did, using the glass of the frame as my canvas.The final touch is a diary page from a woman named Bessie who was cataloguing her day in January 29, which is exactly twenty years before I was born!
Here is the outcome:
I have actually created some collages to show you for next week AND I’ve been doing quite a bit of photo editing. If you look at my blog for the A to Z Blog Challenge Series you will see these photos on each blog post I write.
Thank you for visiting & Happy Creating!
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