My muse is back and I'm feeling myself again.
It all started with art group. I'd fallen WAY behind on the round-robin projects so I had three of them to work on. And the inspiration really kicked in while working on the top of Lynda's altered box. She wanted words and sayings on her box so I wrote some of my favorite sayings all over the top.
ALMOST OVER YOU is finished.
AND I'm happy with it!! Without the natural wax, the pinks are much more vibrantly pink!! And the three or four more layers added a lot of depth. I was reminded however that fusing each new layer gives you yet another opportunity to mess up the earlier layers. Which made me invent a new way of warming the piece/
Unfortunately, when my muse came back she brought along another source of inspiration. Just not ART inspiration. The kind of inspiration that says "you should do this" and "you should do that" about all sorts of little projects you really don't need.
No I'm not talking about cleaning - I killed off that little you-know-what years ago.
I'm talking about things like "you should move your computer out of the studio" or "you should make such-n-such for Christmas gifts" or "you'd use that supply more if you could see it".
You know. The LITTLE ideas that become HUMONGOUS projects.
And I suckered to the first one. I realized that the internet was just too distracting whenever I hit an art block and that art was always too distracting whenever I was supposed to be doing accounting so I moved the computer & officey stuff to a guest room. It's sooooo nice in here - I can even sit on the bed and watch YouTube art videos HUGE becuz I'm using a TV for my monitor!
And the best part? All my great shoes are on display.
I'm also working on a 24x48 collage and trying to remember to take photos after every step. It's surprising how much that slows things down! But I want you to see a piece start to finish. If I can, I'll try to give you my thought process as well.
Think I tried to make up for my extended absence all in one big post.
It's good to be back.
Now to go work on that messy studio for a little while ;-p