One of the things I’m working on for 2012 is STAYING FOCUSED! What does that mean? Well, according to all my organizational gurus, it’s all about downsizing to a more manageable load of stuff. Then life is supposed to be easier. Well, I’m just not quite there yet…I think maybe I sort of am in my real life, but in my art life, I am definitely not! There are way too many things to love out there. I just can’t seem to focus when it comes to art. I love to take photographs and mess around with them in Photoshop. I love to print them out and use them in my collages or make Xerox copies and make image transfers, making collages that really mean something to me. I also love working with encaustic wax. It is just so experimental and ever changing. It really makes the journey so much more enjoyable. I love to sew and make things, whether it is something functional like a bowl or a purse or curtains, to working with fabric to make an art quilt. I also like to dye my fabric or paint on it or both or switch paper into the mix or combine them. Oh, and I also decided to try my hand at fabric design. Just for the heck of it…I designed some. Then I ordered a yard from an online company. Pretty cool, actually! Here's a sneak peak:
You see? Focus? What is that? I try and narrow myself down, but then I learn something new or read about a new technique. Oh and I didn’t even mention…printmaking! That is actually my background - in college anyway. I’ve always loved the many varying results that you can get from one single plate or piece of linoleum or cut of wood. Add some color and a surface or fabric and away we go! So, staying focused will be on the list of New Year’s resolutions. Promise.
See you soon and have a great time creating!
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