encaustic collage on wood
A few posts back I asked how you know when a piece is done? There are certain pieces that I know are done and others that I know need further development. Then there are the others ~ those pieces that don't tell me to stop or to keep going.
Today I decided to attack one of the pieces I knew was not quite right (I'm very happy with it now but I can't show you yet because I need my husband to cut the end off) and ended up reworking the one shown here.
Here's the thing: I thought this one was finished when I showed it to you earlier. But today I realized the wax was too thick and bland so I ironed off some wax and ironed on some color. What do you think? Was I right to listen today?
There are a couple more pieces that are speaking to me so hopefully I'll have more pictures soon.
In other news . . .
> as I mentioned in my last post, I started another blog this week. I also set up a Tumblr blog (not impressed with the format so don't know if I'll keep that up). And I'm contemplating Google+. I'm starting to think I should stop - how much is too much? I'm afraid that social media could take over ALL my time.
> I watched entirely too much Hoarders Monday while defrosting the freezer in the garage. Now everywhere I look I see a mess! So my daughter came over and helped me gut the guest room. It looks so good with the art on the walls.
> Speaking of art - where do you keep yours? I am getting quite a few pieces here so I decided I needed to hang more so I'm working up piles of what to hang in which rooms. My house is looking more like a gallery every day. And while I've sold a few pieces off the walls in my house, I don't really have tons of traffic traipsing thru.
I guess that means I need to start looking around for gallery representation. A few friends on facebook have given me some direction in that area so I have no excuse.
Afterall, I can always make more art to fill the unoccupied spaces on my walls ~ if I don't spend all my time online, that is.