Change is all around us. Most of it we can't control. Some we can. I have had a lot of both in my life lately and I'm learning to embrace it. As my life is taking a new direction I decided it was time to take the blog down a new path as well. I will be posting a travel journal of sorts to document our simple journeys and I would love to share it with you. Welcome!
The regular readers here (all 4 of you, bless your faithful hearts) will attest that this is a departure from my usual style. I like this look when others do it, but can never achieve 100% satisfaction when I attempt it. I think maybe I stop just short of having 'enough' and it just ends up looking 'busy' instead of cohesive. Any thoughts?
Interesting side note: Each time I head out on one of these little artistic excursions, it tends to start with red or orange and it involves wings. What's up with that?
While sitting at my art table this morning (I just can't seem to call the chaos in a spare bedroom my 'studio') chatting on the phone, these ATC backs I had previously made called out to me.
I spread all three out before me.........
.....and oddly, began creating them simultaneously, even though they have nothing in common.
I'm thinking of putting them up for trade in an online swap forum I recently joined.
I love blog awards. I recently received this one from another delightful blogger. (I want to go on record as stating she and I are both non-biased and completely objective in our admiration for each other.)
As with all such awards, this comes with some directives.
I am to list 7 things that I love, and pass the award on to 7 others.
April was my month to work in Barbara's book. She asked us to use the theme 'self-portrait'. I like how this theme challanged me, even frustrated me a bit. It made me think about how to portray who I am in my art. The result is a piece I am proud of.
As in any good piece of art, there is more here than meets the eye: layers, contrasts, symbolism--everything is placed for a purpose. Most of the time my art just happens. I'm good with that. I enjoy it. But this theme really struck a chord with me. It was good for me. While it probably wasn't her original intention, I'm grateful for the challange Barbara's theme presented me. The process helped me grow.