This year of Art Every Day Month has been my favorite yet. I have incorporated new skills, adapted old ones, and stretched far beyond the artist I once was. I had a surgery in the midst of it and I kept going.
Because of the new techniques I am learning I have re-ignited my bug to take photos of unusual sights and very normal sights in different ways. This makes me more happy than I can say with words.
Today's work is perhaps my favorite mixed media work yet. It is small, 5 inches by 5 inches, on a tile that once had a cheapo reprint of Monet's Waterlilies. It was sold at a big box store and landed at my local thrift store where I picked it up for 45 cents.
I started with color - pink and light green and she grew from there. I used a variety of materials: lace, acrylic paint, photo transfer on tissue paper, spray dye, several pages from an old dictionary and a 1930's textbook. I even took a print of a fallen leaf from my beloved magnolia tree AND just to out do myself, tried out one of my new stencils. The pink had taken over most of the color, so I wanted to put in more green. The stencil painting took care of that "need". The photo transfer is a selfie I took in 2009 toward the end of Art Every Day Month. It is still one of my Google ID photos.
Yes, I took selfies long before they were such a big thing and before their name was the word of the year!
I tend to tell myself its not important if I like what I make or not.
Well, this time I am deeply in love with what I created.
How is November going so quickly?
While it is still late to join Art Every Day Month - Leah Piken Kolidas has been inspiring many of us for years! Check it out - the website is awesome and has a Creative Every Day Year Long Challenge I am sure you will enjoy!
Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Her word-love themed art will be for sale at First Friday each month in Downtown Bakersfield. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.
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